Around lunchtime, a resident at the St. Benedict’s Senior Community walked to the dining room. The resident began feeling dizzy. When nurses came to check on the resident, she was nonresponsive. They checked for a pulse and found one, so they moved her to the back of the room and left her alone.  Ten minutes later, they checked on her again. This time, there was no pulse. Rather than performing CPR, as the resident’s medical directive indicated, two nurses let her die. The two nurses were suspended and then fired. The supervisory nurse was retrained on policies and procedures. The nursing home was found to be responsible for the resident’s death, to which they objected, but did not appeal the decision.  See full article at StarTribune.


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