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"Stop that CPR and get back to work!"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Woman collapses at desk, co-worker starts applying CPR until a supervisor tells her to stop and get back on the phone and assist customers.

    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/10/14/woman-told-to-stop-giving-dying-co-worker-cpr/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl8|sec1_lnk2|104571

    Here's the first four graphs of the story:

     
  2. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    More facts, less legal analysis, Claire Gordon. Get your ass down there and report this story. Thanks.
     
  3. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Latham, Mass., has the same law on the books.
     
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    "This is Peggy, how may I get your heart working again?"
     
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Every state has some form of a Good Samaritan law on the books.

    A friend of mine is alive this day because he had a co-worker perform CPR on him until the fire department got there.
     
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    But Time Warner runs commercials in Cleveland all the time with happy customer service agents telling me how much they love to help!
     
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    So will the supervisor be held accountable for this?
     
  8. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    One of our former news research assistants saved two people here in the office using CPR. The running joke was, if you're going to have a heart attack, make sure you're in the library.
     
  9. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    One reason that CPR guidelines have been simplified is to get rid of the fear factor that bystanders could do harm. The routine is pretty simple:

    1. ask somebody to call 911
    2. ask somebody to find an AED
    3. press hard and fast on the chest to the beat of "Staying Alive"

    And remember, the victim isn't breathing and doesn't have heartbeat. They are dead. You can't make them any worse.
     
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Sorry, that made me laugh. And now I have "Staying Alive" in my head.
     
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Just don't stop chest compressions when you hit the long note.
     
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    What does it say about someone that they would stop doing CPR on a co-worker because their boss told them to? If I'm doing CPR on a co-worker and my boss tells me to stop, I'd tell the boss to shut the fuck up and get back in her office.
     
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