Calif. woman dies after nurse refuses to do CPR
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Police in Bakersfield are investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in an independent living facility's handling of a resident's death after a nurse refused to perform CPR on the woman.
Bakersfield Police Department spokeswoman Michaela Beard said Monday a police dispatcher first fielded the call from the facility last week saying that a woman had collapsed in the dining room. Police immediately routed it to the fire department for emergency services, Beard said. But when a second dispatcher pleaded with a nurse at the facility to perform CPR on the resident, she refused.
Beard said the department is looking into the incident. She said she can't provide any additional information because the investigation is ongoing.
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