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CPR is an acronym that stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. CPR is an emergency procedure in which a medical professional or Good Samaritan gets the heart and lungs of a victim working again by compressing the chest by hand and forcing air into the lungs.
A few weeks ago - in March 2013 a Qualified Nurse who worked a Care Home in the States dialled 911 because a 87 year female client had collapse onto the floor. She dialled 911 for the Ambulance crew to attend to the client o do Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. But the Dispatcher said you are a Nurse and I could tell you what to do. The Nurse explained that it is against her work policy to perform CPR onto any of her clients.
The Dispatcher said I don't understand that.... okay get somebody else
The Nurse I can't are the Ambulance coming.....
The Dispatcher said there they are on their way.....
When the Ambulance arrived at the Care Home the female client was pronounce dead.
This has caused a big hoo haa in the USA.