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Published March 04, 2013, 09:52 PM

CPR policies are being released across the country

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Senior living centers across the country are releasing their policies after a nurse inside a California center just watched as a resident there died.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Senior living centers across the country are releasing their policies after a nurse inside a California center just watched as a resident there died.

These are some of the voice messages between the dispatcher and nurse. That Senior Center has policy that its staff does not perform CPR, the only thing personnel can do is call 911 and wait with the patient.

This story caught national buzz because the dispatcher pleads with the nurse to do anything. Locally we found out similar centers have much different policy, they encourage their CPR certified staff to help in anyway.

Melissa Heesch, VP Operations of Eventide, says, "obviously our nurses and our home health aides are all trained in CPR we have AED's in each of our housing units as well as the nursing home so we would not expect to see what we heard in California."

Eventide does have patients who doctors recommend they don't perform CPR on.

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