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Harrowing 911 Call & Refusal to Perform CPR – National Dialogue Needed?

Most of you have probably heard about the refusal of a Bakersfield Glenwood Gardens nurse to provide CPR to an 87 year old resident, despite the pleas of the 911 dispatcher. For seven minutes and 16 seconds, the dispatcher begged staff to do something to save the resident, who died shortly after EMTs arrived. The resident lived in the Glenwood Gardens independent living section. Although Glenwood Gardens has applied for CCRC status, it has not yet been approved, so the unit was not subject to any state or federal regulations. In fact, there are no regulations that require CPR, even in assisted living.