Comment For People who like Obamacare
Here is a case of I think where Obamacare has come into play, I might be wrong but I have never seen a nurse refuse an emergency, except before the law allowing then to be able to help, before that they would get sued if they stopped to help.
Another thing there could be a lot more behind what they are not telling in the news, not all nurses are the same and could not know the procedures of an elderly person, that was mentioned in the news report.
My self I believe this could have a lot to do with Obamacare and what we do not know what the full extent of what is in it, there could be things in it that would open you up for a law suit if you do any thing, we do not know what all is in Obamacare, if you have not noticed we are still learning of what it is, and how much it is going to cost us in the future.
I don’t think it was right but we don’t know all the facts about it, we are only hearing what they want us to know.
I think it is about time for this administration to put the full Obamacare on the table now so the American people know what they are looking at, and stop putting it out a piece at a time.
Elderly Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses to Give Her CPR
By Alyssa Newcomb | ABC News
A 911 dispatcher pleaded with a nurse at a Bakersfield, Calif., senior living facility to save the life of an elderly woman by giving her CPR, but the nurse said policy did not allow her to, according to a newly released audiotape of the call.
“Is there anybody there that’s willing to help this lady and not let her die?” the dispatcher asked in a recording of the 911 call released by the Bakersfield Fire Department.
“Not at this time,” the nurse said.
The incident unfolded on Tuesday when 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens, a senior living facility in Bakersfield.
In the seven-minute, 16-second recording, the nurse told the dispatcher it was against the facility’s policy for employees to perform CPR on residents.
With every passing second, Bayless’ chances of survival were diminishing. The dispatcher’s tone turned desperate.
“Anybody there can do CPR. Give them the phone please. I understand if your facility is not willing to do that. Give the phone to that passerby,” the dispatcher said. “This woman is not breathing enough. She is going to die if we don’t get this started.”
After several minutes, an ambulance arrived and took Bayless to Mercy Southwest Hospital, where she died.
Glenwood Gardens released a statement confirming its policy prohibiting employees from performing CPR.
“In the event of a health emergency at this independent living community, our practice is to immediately call emergency medical personnel for assistance and to wait with the individual needing attention until such personnel arrives. That is the protocol we followed,” the statement said.
Despite protocol being followed, the nursing home said it would launch an internal investigation into the matter.