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First the news once again blew the original story. The person who refused to do CPR was not a nurse.
"The staffer was identified today as a resident services director, not a nurse "Refusal to Give CPR to Elderly Woman Probed by Police - ABC News
"In the event of a health emergency at this independent living community, our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives. That is the protocol we followed," Jeffrey Toomer said in a statement issued to ABC News.
Seems the known policy was followed.
No. She was constrained by legal obligations. A terrible situation, to be sure, which is why this has made the news (plus audio's "Not at this time"). Maggie noted the facility's DNR policy, and the patient's daughter has affirmed this in what she has said following her mother's death.
Have you been listening to replays of radio news from today? This no-CPR deal is old news now.
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