Posted on January 14, 2016 at 5:00 AM
The Connecticut Department of Public Health fined Miller Memorial Community’s Edward Pavilion-Caroline Hall for administering unwanted CPR. (New Haven Register)
The 93-year-old resident and family members had requested a “do not resuscitate” order. But the order was not entered into the home’s computer system. On June 5, the resident was found without a heartbeat. CPR was performed and the resident was intubated by paramedics and hospitalized on advanced life support, but then died.
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