Nursing home staff refuses CPR to dying woman
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:00
- Date Mar 4, 2013
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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A dramatic 911 call -- -- California reveals that dispatchers desperate fight to save -- patient -- nurse standing right there refused to give.
CPR two and 87 year old woman after she collapses listen.
Get your -- that's not enough okay what.
I'm looking for a yellow did it hit it I -- have a lot of -- have -- pocket passer by anybody there and if.
CPR -- the phone please -- -- -- -- -- a -- -- -- human being I don't.
You know it and I think their plan that's going to help -- -- and not let -- -- For seven minutes the 911 dispatcher pleads with the owners to do that CPR but she refused explaining company policy prohibits it.
Because they are not quote a skilled nursing facility patient was eventually taken -- the hospital where she later died.
Peter Johnson junior joins us live Peter if you listen that and you just want you can tell the dispatcher -- can somebody do something that.
Did the only question I have in my mind is how do you summon enough.
Moral outrage and disgust.
At such behavior how do you summon enough outrage.
-- something so elemental so basic.
That you help another person who's dying that operator was begging.
The nurse or the LP and a liberal -- at the end of the -- the Glenwood gardens independent living facility.
Did someone else if you won't or can't do it flying someone else.
Even if it's a ninety year old person a colleague said as a passer by -- I -- -- -- the truth is in the state of California.
People who render assistance good samaritans are protected under the law as long as it's something they're not.
Compensated for very clearly Glenwood gardens is saying we don't -- -- shoes.
We don't wanna be liable.
There's insurance issues did you every -- that needle sharp sell -- insurance issue we can't do that.
Well it's a life issue and it doesn't take a legal and it's like Peter Johnson to say if someone is dying.
Put hands put healing hands on the -- and pump -- chest compression you'll have to put your mouth.
And so what under the newest standards in -- it's better that you don't.
Easily chest impressions can be performed and so they're saying no.
We're proud of it we have a policy of the Glenwood gardens.
There we're not going to render assistance to you although if you go to a web -- is I didn't we're talking about how this morning they say on their own web site.
Our emergency call systems are installed in all units to provide assistance 24 hours a day are caring staff are trained.
And equipped to give aid or assistance whenever needed or requested.
Didn't -- -- -- at 87 years.
Get that assistance now the country should be outraged absolutely it's -- -- just help promote them.
Dispatches voice please somebody.
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