Kevin M. Dirksen and Neil S. Wenger / Performing CPR on the elderly is rarely the right call - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Kevin M. Dirksen and Neil S. Wenger / Performing CPR on the elderly is rarely the right call

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:01 am

The 911 call last month that led to an emergency dispatcher begging workers at a Bakersfield, Calif., senior living facility to perform CPR on a woman captured the attention of the public. A staff worker told the dispatcher it was against the facility's policy to intervene. The woman, Lorraine Bayless, died.

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