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Elderly Care Facility Employee Refuses to Perform CPR on Collapsed Resident

In March, an 87-year old California woman collapsed in the retirement facility where she lived. But despite the 911-dispatcher pleas, the attending nurse refused to preform CPR on the elderly woman.

As reported by NBC News, the incident happened at Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, California. 911 tapes indicate that the nurse told the dispatcher that it was against the facility’s policy to preform CPR.

The dispatcher can later be heard saying, “I don’t understand why you’re not willing to help this patient.”

The collapsed resident was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The retirement facility released a statement of condolences to the family and said it would conduct a “thorough internal review of the matter.”

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