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Man Experiences Cardiac Arrest And Dies While EMS Personnel Refuse To Help Because Of A “COVID-19 Law”


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This is ridiculous.

Reports have just been released about how Fire/EMS workers in Rialto, California REFUSED to enter into a care facility while a patient was experiencing cardiac arrest because of a “COVID-19 Law.”

Scroll to 0:30 and WATCH as personnel refuse to enter facility and assist inside, viewer discretion advised:

According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, the COVID-19 law allegedly cited, is believed to be in reference to a memo put out by The San Bernardino County Fire Chief’s Association in April 2020, informing departments:

“All dispatch centers will be requesting the facilities to move patients to the door or outside the location.”

HOWEVER, the memo continues:

“If [the] patient cannot be transferred to exit for or outside prior to arrival, one member of Fire/EMS personnel should initially interact with the patient” and goes on to explain the type of Personal Protective Gear (PPE) that is advisable.”

Fox News has more on the specifics:

Paramedics in Southern California refused to enter a post-acute-care facility to treat a man in cardiac arrest last month because of “some COVID-19 law,” according to a Rialto Police Department report.

“After a few moments, an unknown employee of the location yelled out to fire personnel ‘Please come help, he’s having cardiac arrest,'” the officer wrote.

“Fire personnel responded by insisting the patient had to be brought outside the facility before they could provide any sort of treatment… due to an unspecified COVID-19 law.

“They are not going to come in,” the officer told the staff as he started to run to the room where the man was in cardiac arrest. “They’re saying it’s a state law that they cannot come in.” 

The officer stepped into action to get the patient outside and tells his account of the events that occurred that night:

The officer then encountered multiple staff members performing CPR and other life-saving measures on the patient. The bed he was in did not have wheels, so the officer got behind the bed and pushed it.

“You’re doing a great job. You’re doing a great job. Keep going,” the officer told one exhausted staff member as she continued CPR.

As the officer navigated the wheel-less bed through the hallways, they eventually came into view of the paramedics.

“Despite being in their line of sight, fire personnel still insisted on [redacted] being brought to them outside before they began life saving efforts and made no effort to assist me in getting [redacted] outside.”

Once they finally got the man outside, several other emergency medical personnel had arrived and started treating the man as one of the original paramedics peppered staff with administrative questions.

The man was transferred to a local hospital and pronounced deceased about 30 minutes later.

I hope the democrats of California see this and feel ashamed of themselves, for putting stupid policies/laws into place that are TAKING LIVES.

Had the democrats of CA NOT put these laws into place to begin with, no EMS personnel would have any opportunity to misunderstand the law or even think twice about doing their job.

Regardless, the EMS Fire personnel were in the wrong, in my opinion.

Policy or no policy, their job is to save lives.

There is an investigation being conducted and the personnel in question have been placed on leave ever since the incident came to light.

Here are some of the reactions to this news:

This is absurd, I feel blame is on both the paramedics and the CA Democrats.

If you were these paramedics, what would you do?

Would you go inside?

Or would you be more afraid of potential reprimand?



 

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