Nurses, being medical professionals are expected to take good care of their patients, especially the ones that need their attention most in times of dire need. The sad truth, however, is that not all nurses live with their pledge of being the best nurse a patient could ask for.
Just like this viral footage which shows some nurses laughing as a World War II veteran is on the verge of dying. In the short clip, the said patient can be heard crying for help for six times before the nurses at Northeast Atlanta Hospital and Rehabilitation came into his room.
The patient was identified by Elite Readers as James Dempsey, a World War II veteran from Woodstock, Georgia. Dempsey repeatedly asked for help because he can’t breathe and later on he fell unconscious trying to gasp for air.
The staff of the nursing home he was in took about an hour to call an emergency hotline which led to the death of Dempsey back in 2014.
Wanda Nuckles, the nursing supervisor was interviewed in 2015 with regards to the probe of the case and she claimed that she rushed to the patient’s room when one of the nurses told her that Dempsey stopped breathing.
During the said interview, Mike Prieto, the family attorney of Dempsey asked Nuckles: “From the time you came in, you took over doing chest compressions….. correct?”
To which Nuckles proudly answered “Yes”. Prieto reiterated the question and asked if she continued to give CPR until the paramedics arrived. Nuckles again answered, “Yes”.
However, when the hidden footage was shown, she immediately took back her answers ad said that it was all an honest mistake. The video shows that no one performed CPR when Nuckles entered the room.
Worse part is none of the nurses even remembered to get the vital signs of the patient and they can be heard laughing, including Nuckles herself.
In September 2017, the nurses were found guilty and they surrendered their licenses to the nursing board.
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