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04-03-2013, 05:03 PM
Nursing Home Refuses CPR
So apparently, if you're thinking of sending your loved one to the Glenwood Gardens assisted living home; you may want to think twice. That's because if Grandma or Grandpa stops breathing, they will flat-out refuse to begin CPR.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04...04575.html





Notice that when the dispatcher (after a futile attempt at pleading for the woman's life) asks "Is there anyone there that is willing to help this lady and not let her die?", the nurse's deadpan response is "Not at this time". Even with my disconnect from the overall Human condition, I found this to be rather chilling.

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04-03-2013, 05:34 PM
RE: Nursing Home Refuses CPR
The first thing that popped to my mind, death panels.

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04-03-2013, 05:45 PM
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The place where she worked doesn't allow them to do CPR, they are required to call 911.

But it's still wrong as a human being and a medical professional.

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04-03-2013, 05:47 PM
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(04-03-2013 05:45 PM)Anjele Wrote:  The place where she worked doesn't allow them to do CPR, they are required to call 911.

But it's still wrong as a human being and a medical professional.
Bingo

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04-03-2013, 05:48 PM
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(04-03-2013 05:45 PM)Anjele Wrote:  The place where she worked doesn't allow them to do CPR, they are required to call 911.

But it's still wrong as a human being and a medical professional.
Yes, but the policy is part of the issue.

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04-03-2013, 05:50 PM
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Agreed, I can't believe a nurse would agree to those rules.

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04-03-2013, 05:52 PM
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(04-03-2013 05:50 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Agreed, I can't believe a nurse would agree to those rules.
In many states, it is illegal for them to give medical treatment unless it's a licensed nursing home or rehab facility.

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04-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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(04-03-2013 05:52 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(04-03-2013 05:50 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Agreed, I can't believe a nurse would agree to those rules.
In many states, it is illegal for them to give medical treatment unless it's a licensed nursing home or rehab facility.
Shouldn't stop any decent human being from doing it anyway. Undecided

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04-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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But even as a private citizen you can stop and do CPR on someone in distress.

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04-03-2013, 06:44 PM
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(04-03-2013 05:03 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  Even with my disconnect from the overall Human condition, I found this to be rather chilling.

"It's a cold world out there; Sometimes I think I'm getting a little frosty myself."

The only thing is, I can't imagine how detached the nurse had to be to just say, fuck it.

My response would be: so what, an old person died; however, I have the feeling that I wouldn't have not preformed CPR, over some bullshit protocol. If I wouldn't have done CPR, the policy would have been completely irrelevant.

The nurse probably despised the old person.

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