BAKERSFIELD, CA - Glenwood Gardens once again faces scrutiny for its CPR policy following the death of a patient. Two weeks ago, the senior living facility drew national attention when a woman died after a nurse refused to do CPR. On March 11, it was a 76-year-old resident who collapsed.
Fire Dept: No, OK. I already have help on the way. And who is with the patient right now?
Glenwood Gardens: We have an RN, LVN and other staff.
Fire Dept: OK, so RN with patient with CPR in progress?
Glenwood Gardens: Yeah, it's in progress.
As firefighters arrived at the facility, the nursing director called dispatchers saying the man had been revived and had a pulse and blood pressure but the resident died after facility staff stopped performing CPR on a doctor's orders.
The fire department says the man's family had signed documents requesting full life-saving efforts.
The facility released a statement saying it couldn't comment specifically on the incident because of patient confidentiality but they say the resident's physician was present, providing direction and communicating with the family, during this private time in these people's lives.