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Elderly Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses To Perform CPR

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The transcript from a portion of the call between a caregiver and a 911 dispatcher is shown above. The transcript from a portion of the call between a caregiver and a 911 dispatcher is shown above.

An elderly woman died last week after a caregiver at her retirement home apparently refused to perform CPR, FOX News reports.

The nurse told a 911 dispatcher that she could not administer CPR because it was against company policy.

The 87-year-old woman was being cared for at the Glenwood Gardens retirement facility in Bakersfield, California.

In the recorded 911 call, the dispatcher can be heard saying "We need to get CPR started, that's not enough, okay." The caller, however, is then heard answering "Yeah, we can't do CPR."

As the conversation goes on, the 911 dispatcher pleads for someone to help the woman.

An ambulance arrived shortly after the call and took the woman to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

You can watch the story in the video above.

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