Nursing Home CPR

Controversy is building after nurses at a central California nursing home refuse to perform CPR on a dying resident.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig has the story:

(911 Call) "They're refusing CPR, they're gonna let her die."

The gut-wrenching realization of Bakersfield 911 dispatcher Tracey Halvorson after 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless collapsed at Glenwood Gardens Retirement Home, the nurses on staff saying it's against policy to perform CPR.

(911 Call) "Is there anybody there that's willing to help this lady and not let her die?" // "Umm, not at this time."

Halvorson becomes increasingly desperate:

(911 Call) "Is there a gardener or any staff, anybody that doesn't work for you anywhere?  Can we flag someone down in the street?"

Bayless died at the hospital.  The home's Executive Director offering his condolences, but also defending his nurses, saying the policy is real and residents are informed and agree to it when they move in.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

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