I work in long term care. This evening I found one of my residents almost unresponsive. He was blue, O2 sat of 59, pulse of about 130. Needless to say he had a pulse, turned out to be new onset afib, and he was breathing. Anyway, I called for help from some of the staff members, sent one aide to call 911, and while I am setting up the O2 tank I turn around and one of the aides is doing chest compressions. I stopped her immediately because he did not need CPR, she just panicked. I told the supervisor, tomorrow we will be having an inservice about CPR.
UGGGHHH. I sure hope this resident doesn't remember this part later, that would be terrifying, especially since he has ALS and will probably actually need CPR in the not too distant future.