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    Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

    Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR | News - Home
    "I understand if your boss is telling you you can't do it," the dispatcher said. "But ... as a human being ... you know . is there anybody that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?"

    "Not at this time," the nurse answered.
    This is the sad state our country is in. It is a messed up situation but this woman/her employer are right that they could have been sued and probably would have lost if they had intervened. The woman, and everyone else around there, should be ashamed of themselves none the less.
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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

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    This is the sad state our country is in. It is a messed up situation but this woman/her employer are right that they could have been sued and probably would have lost if they had intervened. The woman, and everyone else around there, should be ashamed of themselves none the less.
    Isn't she and/or the employer much more likely to be sued for not trying CPR? They stood by and watched in defiance of the instructions of the 911 operator and basic medical training.

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    It's truly a travesty that someone trained in CPR would refuse to give it to a dying patient because company policies would forbid it.
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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

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    Isn't she and/or the employer much more likely to be sued for not trying CPR? They stood by and watched in defiance of the instructions of the 911 operator and basic medical training.
    There used to be good samaritan laws. If you had been trained and if you acted based on that training, you where safe from civil suits as I understood the laws. Not sure of the current status, or even if those where federal or state laws.
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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There used to be good samaritan laws. If you had been trained and if you acted based on that training, you where safe from civil suits as I understood the laws. Not sure of the current status, or even if those where federal or state laws.
    I would hope they are still in effect. I would personally rather take my chances in court or unemployment than live knowing I stood by and didn't at least try.

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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

    I don't want to take sides as I think we do not know all the facts. I heard that her family is OK with what happened. The woman may have a "do not resuscitate" order. In that case the nurse could have been sued for disobeying a lawful order. Older people are very frail, and the possibility of breaking her ribs is very high.

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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    I don't want to take sides as I think we do not know all the facts. I heard that her family is OK with what happened. The woman may have a "do not resuscitate" order. In that case the nurse could have been sued for disobeying a lawful order. Older people are very frail, and the possibility of breaking her ribs is very high.
    Valid point, but I would think she would have relayed that information to the dispatcher, especially after they became adamant that she try CPR.

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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

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    This is the sad state our country is in. It is a messed up situation but this woman/her employer are right that they could have been sued and probably would have lost if they had intervened. The woman, and everyone else around there, should be ashamed of themselves none the less.
    The woman was 86 and had a DNR (Do not resucessitate).
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    Re: Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to perform CPR

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There used to be good samaritan laws. If you had been trained and if you acted based on that training, you where safe from civil suits as I understood the laws. Not sure of the current status, or even if those where federal or state laws.
    There still are and they are state laws. I am not sure a nurse would actually be able to avail themselves of it though since the profession has a standard of practices separate from just what the law alone says. I think at the very least the nurses license should be suspended.

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