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Does anyone here work in Assisted Living? We specialize in alzheimers/dementia. I was just wondering if any of you have a crash cart... or if it's legal to get away with not having any sort of AED?... Read More

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    I would venture to say you don't have a crash cart and/or AED because most ALFs are not required to have all staff CPR certified nor even necessarily have a licensed nurse on premise at all times. A crash cart is of no benefit if you don't have trained, licensed staff to use it available. Plus it is their private home; they pay rent to live there. I know I don't have a crash cart or AED in my home. Remember the ALF is not supposed to be a medical/nursing oriented environment; it is supposed to provide assistance and oversight in a group setting as opposed to individual houses.

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    I used to work with at an ALF where it was AGAINST policy to do CPR. I don't know how they got away with this or how it was legal to make a policy banning their nurses from providing CPR, but it was there.
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    I used to work with at an ALF where it was AGAINST policy to do CPR. I don't know how they got away with this or how it was legal to make a policy banning their nurses from providing CPR, but it was there.

    WHOA!! I have never heard of that before.. I just don't see how that's legal, with the whole "Duty to Act" thing.. I work in an ALF, and we have to be current on ALL med certifications, CPR/AED, etc., or we are automatically suspended.


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