Police in Bakersfield, California say they did not find any signs of “criminal misconduct” after a nurse at a senior living facility refused to perform CPR on a resident.
Lauren Titus reports at least one family is calling for a change in the policy.
“He said the victim was surrounded by people and it was his impression that someone was doing something, someone would do something.”
“As it turns out and as we found out later, no one was doing anything.”
Ken Bausano’s mother and father are both residents at glenwood gardens and bausano’s father was just steps away when 87-year-old lorainne bayless collapsed last tuesday. What happened in the minutes after bayless collapsed now has the senior living facility facing harsh criticism as highlighted by the frantic 9-1-1 call between an emergency dispatcher and the center’s resident services director.
(nats: This woman’s not breathing enough, she’s gonna die if we don’t get this started, do you understand? I understand, I am a nurse but i cannot have our other senior citizens who don’t know CPR.)
It’s that policy against helping that now has bausano second guessing his next trip to visit his parents.
“I hesitate to walk in knowing that if I have a cardiac arrest no one will do anything until someone with a badge walks in the door.”