Would hospitals really do this?

A friend of mine who works in the linen services department (restocking supplies) of a hospital, said he was in the ER department today when a gunshot victim came in coding. He claimed to do CPR on him. I think he's full of crap because don't hospitals have a team of medical professionals that are responsible for responding to codes? Especially while in the ER, I'd think there would be doctors and nurses who would come to the rescue.

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  • 3 years ago

    It sounds doubtful, especially if he was not trained in CPR (then really doubtful), but if he was the only one around available in a small ER, then maybe, but yes, almost all facilities have teams and staff for this.

  • 3 years ago

    I would not believe him.

  • 3 years ago

    He may very well have been drafted to help if the team members were tired or otherwise occupied.

  • Laura
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    He is not a doctor, in the hospital he can't legally touch a patient.

    Your friend is full of crap.

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