Good Samaritan Society Ambassador New Hope Neglect for Failing to Provide CPR
In a report concluded on August 9, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Good Samaritan Society Ambassador New Hope for neglect of health care.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: a Resident was not provided emergency procedures (cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and 911 called) in a timely manner, when the Resident was not breathing and unresponsive.
Failure to Provide CPR at Good Samaritan Ambassador
According to the Mayo Clinic, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions.
It’s far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you’re fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren’t 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone’s life.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about failure to provide CPR or respond to an emergency, Minnesota Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.