I stand behind what I posted. Not knowing any other medical information, a person should not administer CPR to a person who is breathing not knowing why the person has difficulty breathing. People like you with Wikipedia wisdow rushing in to want to take total control other peoples lives into YOUR singular decision - something you express over and over again on every topic - is what constitutes a pro-actively very dangerous person due to what your messages suggest are very major control-freakism narcissm issues.
The FACTS bear out that what you would have done - CPR not knowing what the hell her medical issue was - would have been exactly wrong. That 87 year old woman did NOT die for lack of CPR at the scene. She died because she was dying.
It also is known that CPR was exactly NOT necessary as the woman died later at the hospital - which not only could do CPR but the entire array of medical expertise and equipment.
That 87 year old woman did not die for lack of CPR at the scene. She died because she was dying.
clear guidelines which state that CPR CAN be administered to a person who is not breathing normally, i.e. a person who is "gasping." That facility is a disgrace and, as another poster noted, she should have her license suspended at the very least. Her callous inaction is extraordinarily unethical and negligent. If she just wanted to be a babysitter then she should have thought of that before becoming a licensed nurse!
The absence of breathing is the main indicator of cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting. Respiratory arrest is very rare unless it follows cardiac arrest. It follows that if someone is breathing, their heart is more likely than not to be beating, and CPR is not only not needed but positively harmful. You NEVER practice on a living person for this reason.
Vinnie gets it wrong at the end, it's very hard. Try pushing down on a football, compressing it 2" every time at 100 beats per minute for five minutes non-stop. If the ambulance doesn't arrive by then with oxygen, they're dead already. If it does arrive then you and they will have given the person a 30% chance of recovery.
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I already posted the distinction between what the Heart Associate says is general advice and what doctors who specialize in the elderly said on the subject.
The only thing that would risked her license is if she had done CPR despite her training and job instruction not to. Her "authority" stemmed from the overseeing doctor for the facility and over her - not a telephone operator answering a 911 call.