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Assisted living facility denied CPR to woman

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  1. Gun Shark

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    My blood pressure was just fine, thanks. I'd rather someone flag me down, off duty, to help in that sort of situation than read about crap like this. I've done CPR on old folks, some made it, more didn't. But Jesus, not even trying?

    Then again the fact that it happened in an assisted living type place doesn't surprise me a bit.
     

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    They assist with what exactly, if not actually living?
     
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    I read the article. The woman was not in the more costly assisted living facility. She was in the adjacent independent living facility. The people who pay for medical services get medical services. The people who do not pay for medical services do not get medical services. If people get services without paying, no one will pay because there will be no reason to. In a competitive environment, companies giving services away for free will go under.
     
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    Soaking up a paycheck while doing as little as possible, usually. The folks who actually care in those places are absolute angels, but I sure haven't had the pleasure of meeting many of them. The majority seem to consist of asswipes who couldn't get (or were fired from) a healthcare job that required a modicum of compassion, professionalism, and competence.
     
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    There were (supposedly) trained professionals right there who couldn't or wouldn't lift a finger to help someone who was having an acute medical emergency for the 7 minutes it took for fire to arrive. That's bull****.
     
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    Sure sounds like a duty to act failure, from here.
     
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    Did the Pt. have a "do not resuscitate" order? If not, someone's family is going to get paid. The "nurse" needs to loose her license if there was no DNR.

    One hospital I worked at required we call 911 if someone went down for any reason. Risk managers and lawyers are like mass murderers in that trying to figure them out would likely drive you insane.
     
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    I wonder how much her daughter had coming in the will.
     
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    According to the last sentence in the article, the lady's daughter is totally OK with it.

    "We also spoke to Bayless' daughter. She said she is a nurse and she remains satisfied with the care her mother received at Glenwood Gardens."

    WTF?! :faint:
     
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    The daughter should lose her license too.
     
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    The lawyers will be all over this one. Nonfeasance for sure.
     
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    I imagine she will change her tune once an attorney makes her aware of the windfall that she potentially has coming in a lawsuit.
     
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    I wouldn't mind changing a few involved tunes with a 3' sand filled piece of garden hose.
     
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    I suspect it's that attitude right there that led to this in the first place. I suspect the company made the choice to require their staff to do nothing rather than risk a lawsuit if they did try and something went wrong. Of course, if the CPR doesn't work, even if done correctly, the person dies and now the family want a scapegoat. I can't say that I blame them.
     
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    I would guess they assist with day to day living tasks. It's not a hospital.
     
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    They are, however, medical professionals who denied basic lifesaving care to someone.
     
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    Too bad that at that instance, empathy had no meaning to the nurse anymore.

    Money not only buys you freedom, it buys you life. No money, no more life. Simple.

    Sounds like a guide for an insurance system.
     
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    She was 87 years old. 87! There are no good outcomes for people that age that go into cardiac arrest. It is time to go. Her daughter was ok with it and you should be also.