911 Operator and Supervisor biff it… horrible results

12 04 2007

This is the worst case of ignorance among health workers that I’ve ever heard… as someone who’s considering a career in health care, I worry about people like this:

A 911 dispatcher in Florida couldn’t tell a man how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on his girlfriend. When the supervisor took the call, he also could not (or chose not t0) tell him how to perform the technique. The desperation in the man’s voice is horrible, and it sounds as if the supervisor had no remorse, calling the caller hysterical then making a joke about the dead woman’s choking problem.

I found this story from this WCBD-TV news report.