Nurse refuses to give CPR during troubling 911 call [AUDIO]

Posted at 11:15 AM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-04 12:44:08-05

A 911 dispatcher pleads, demands, even begs a nurse to perform CPR on an unconscious woman in California — or to at least find somebody else who would.

Nobody ever did help that 87-year-old woman in Bakersfield — until the ambulance arrived, but by then,  it was too late.

The 911 in the video above is creating a firestorm of controversy.

The woman collapsed at a retirement home last Tuesday, and you can hear the nurse on the 911 call refuse to perform CPR.

According to the director of the home, it is the policy that staff does not attempt CPR.

He said the policy is in place because it’s not a nursing facility, but an independent living home.  Residents are made aware of this when they move in.