Seperis (seperis) wrote,

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not what i really needed to find out today

I don't think any company should be able to create a policy that literally prohibits its employees--that would be staff, including trained medical staff at a senior living facility--from trying to save someone's life and perform CPR. When I say "I don't think" what I mean is, are you fucking serious?

Below cut for triggering material, including links to information about the death of a patient in an independent nursing facility, links to audio and partial transcripts of the 911 call.

Actually, yeah, that can happen. For seven fucking minutes.

I heard some of the 911 call--did I mention the entire thing is seven minutes?--on the radio, which, if you're curious, is exactly as chilling as the article makes it sound. It's not that I don't get a company would try to pull something like this, because companies are run by people and people suck when they can put everything in the abstract; what I don't get is that, in general, a person doesn't suck, and this is about as concrete as it gets.

ETA: as I hit post when I went to get other links by accident.

Nursing Home CPR Case: Glenwood Gardens Defends Nurse Who Refused To Help Ailing Patient

Retirement Home's 'No CPR Policy' Makes No Legal Sense

Listen: Nurse Refuses To Give CPR To Dying Woman - link at the bottom to the an mp3 of the 911 call

Dramatic 911 tape reveals dispatcher’s fight to save patient; nurse refuses to help - this has a partial transcript of parts of the conversation between the nurse and 911

Ethics required medical staff to do CPR, even if policy didn't, bioethicist writes

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