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Dispatcher pleads with staffer to perform CPR on patient

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A staff member at a nursing home refused to perform CPR on a patient who was not breathing despite pleas from the 911 dispatcher.

Tuesday, a nursing home staffer in Bakersfield, Calif. called paramedics because an 87-year-old patient collapsed at the nursing home.

The 911 dispatcher tried to give instructions to the staffer about how to perform CPR.

The nurse at the senior center explained that it is against facility policy for the staff to perform CPR.

The dispatcher pleaded with the nurse, repeatedly asking if there was any one else who could perform CPR.

The patient died at the hospital. 

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