I wanted to add two things to this post.
1. The retirement home appears to be in Bakersville, CA and not San Fran. – I still stand by my opinion on San Fran. This just extends my disgust to more of California.
2. I had to add this quote from the New York Daily news.
“It’s a human being,” the dispatcher says in the dramatic call. “Is there anybody that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die?”
“Not at this time,” the nurse calmly replies.
Isn,t that just beautiful? It’s worth noting that the retirement home stands behind the nurse who refusedto help because she was following “policy”.
There has been speculation that the woman who died had a DNR and that is why there was no intervention. HIPPA laws would prevent the home from saying so. However, I call BS because the Home is saying itvwas their policy not to intervene – that is different then following a patients request.
In refusing the 911 dispatcher’s insistence that she perform CPR, the nurse can be heard telling the dispatcher that it was against the retirement facility’s policy to perform CPR.
During the exchange between the nurse and the dispatcher, the dispatcher can be heard saying “I don’t understand why you’re not willing to help this patient.”
From the “Progressive” city that banned:
Soda in Vending Machines
The State of Arizona
Guns in Advertisements
Sitting on the Street
And now, apparently, CPR at nursing homes.
Isn’t that great? In the land of “Progress” who knew that so many things were banned? Seems like the opposite of progress to me. Oh, but at least they spring into the future by utilizing the latest and greatest public transportation – the trolley. Ripped all the way from the future year of 1873!
Why in the hell would anyone want to live there? Oh, right, because of all the progress…