March 4, 2013

About that nurse who refused to do CPR

You've read about it, right? A nurse refused to do CPR because, well, her contract doesn't allow that sort of thing. So she just watched as a patient died right in front of her. And all the while, a frantic dispatcher pleaded with her:
"I understand if your boss is telling you you can't do it," the dispatcher said. "But ... as a human being ... you know . is there anybody that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" 

"Not at this time," the nurse answered. 
This "nurse" should marry one of those firefighters who watches houses burn because the owners don't have a paid contract with him. A couple like this could make perfect, psychopathic children -- and perhaps sell them to an institute for experimentation, thereby making big bucks!

Special bonus:
Later in the call, Halvorson asks, "Is there a gardener? Any staff . anyone who doesn't work for you? Anywhere? Can we flag someone down in the street and get them to help this lady? Can we flag a stranger down? I bet a stranger would help her."
I guess our best bet these days is to rely on the kindness of strangers. Well, let's not think about that. It's such a downer. C'mon, let's chant: "USA! - USA!" We are just so special. And that's why we are beloved all around the world.


cm said...

Fortunately there are people who are just the opposite. You hear of heroes all the time. They'll go above and beyond to help. The fact that the idiot available was unwilling to do anything useful sucks. You can only hope that karma catches up with them.

Artichoke Annie said...

I am not going to defend the "nurse" but having recently filled out papers for my brother for an elderly care facility in California, they actually do have a paper that needs to be signed which allows for CPR to be administered. It is apparently a state law. Once again let's give a cheer to the trial lawyers and their powerful reach.