You are absolutely right. These CPR advocates are like religious zealots who think that CPR is the answer to everything.
The woman was still breathing on her own. That was enough to just leave her alone and wait for the EMTs and the oxygen.
I notice that she didn’t die at the nursing home, or even in the ambulance, but at the hospital.
I would be interested to know if the EMTs started CPR when they got there and continued it all the way to the hospital, or if they even did it at all but just gave her oxygen.
Where I live, you have to be pronounced dead by a doctor, so you wouldn’t know if she had stopped breathing or died in the ambulance as there is no doctor to pronounce. Also, many times CPR is started because when some ones heart stops, a separate person screaming they have a DNR is no proof of a DNR. Paramedics are not there to search for paperwork when minutes count.
>> These CPR advocates are like religious zealots who think that CPR is the answer to everything.
I never met a religious zealot that thought CPR was the answer to everything.
The dispatcher obviously wanted CPR. Who are the other zealot-minded advocates you’re referring to?