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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-10 10:47 AM
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61. They could have asked what they could do to help
They could have asked people to walk around. They could have waited outside for the ambulance and directed them in. Etc..

In an emergency humans do whatever they can to help. Amercans step over the body apparently. Even DUers.
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  -The CVS inhaler article reminds me of a time we had an employee near death at Target TwixVoy  Oct-16-10 04:58 PM   #0 
  - What a horribly story. I'm glad you and a Dr. were there to help this poor woman  secondwind   Oct-16-10 05:02 PM   #1 
  - You are a true hero.  dkf   Oct-16-10 05:03 PM   #2 
  - A teacher I know collapsed at school and the school nurse refused to help her  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-16-10 05:03 PM   #3 
  - It is the lawsuit environment  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-16-10 11:58 PM   #33 
  - I thought their were good samaritan laws  drm604   Oct-17-10 09:21 AM   #50 
     - And that does notvstop them  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-17-10 09:57 AM   #55 
  - Neither can the law  MedicalAdmin   Oct-17-10 10:01 AM   #56 
  - It is a matter of legal liability. Unfortunately, someone can do a lot of harm  JDPriestly   Oct-17-10 02:48 PM   #79 
  - A friend's granddaughter died at middle school  catrose   Oct-17-10 04:48 PM   #89 
  - What a horrible experience.  Ineeda   Oct-16-10 05:05 PM   #4 
  - Holy crap what a story.  zeemike   Oct-16-10 05:08 PM   #5 
  - " It's very interesting how people in the retail business don't seem to have any common sense or e  Jane Austin   Oct-16-10 05:09 PM   #6 
  - Wow!  MrScorpio   Oct-16-10 05:09 PM   #7 
  - I work at Wal-mart  Terra Alta   Oct-16-10 05:15 PM   #8 
  - What about the Walmart that wouldn't let a worker out of the building  herbm   Oct-17-10 09:39 AM   #52 
  - The supervisor should have been arrested  Scruffy1   Oct-17-10 05:09 PM   #95 
  - It happened in ours  Thav   Oct-17-10 02:25 PM   #75 
  - when i worked at wal-mart....  keroro gunsou   Oct-17-10 04:00 PM   #83 
     - It ain't the employees, its the freakin management! A lot of the employess lost thier other job/busi  herbm   Oct-18-10 09:48 AM   #102 
  - I'm sorry you work there. I do too.  Lucian   Oct-17-10 02:33 PM   #76 
  - comforting to know I'm not the only one here  Terra Alta   Oct-17-10 02:55 PM   #80 
     - I've been there for five months...  Lucian   Oct-17-10 03:04 PM   #81 
  - Yep. I experienced the same thing working at Walmart.  jennied   Oct-17-10 04:20 PM   #86 
  - My last casino job: If you collapsed at a game you were dealing,  Systematic Chaos   Oct-16-10 05:32 PM   #9 
  - If you were written up, you should have immediately written to the home office.  Tesha   Oct-16-10 05:33 PM   #10 
  - I would also have told the person who wrote me up that  pipi_k   Oct-16-10 05:56 PM   #11 
  - Nah, the person who collapsed was an employee.  Mariana   Oct-16-10 07:07 PM   #22 
  - You are a hero.  yellerpup   Oct-16-10 06:06 PM   #12 
  - In defense of both the pharmasist and the nurse mentioned in this thread  dsc   Oct-16-10 06:07 PM   #13 
  - No. Good samaritan laws would have protected them.  gristy   Oct-16-10 06:17 PM   #14 
  - not necessarily  dsc   Oct-16-10 06:21 PM   #15 
  - I believe you are mistaken. Can you provide any backup for this claim?  gristy   Oct-16-10 06:38 PM   #17 
  - your own wiki article for one  dsc   Oct-16-10 06:39 PM   #18 
     - where?  gristy   Oct-16-10 06:43 PM   #19 
        - Here  dsc   Oct-16-10 06:52 PM   #20 
           - ok. Though I have to say that this is such a narrow rendering  gristy   Oct-16-10 07:11 PM   #23 
           - What the article is referring to is how good Sam laws cover non licensed personnel  MedicalAdmin   Oct-17-10 10:38 AM   #60 
  - Not according to the Red Cross training I've received  PVnRT   Oct-18-10 12:44 PM   #103 
  - A pharmacist friend of mine was sued for saving a little girl's life with  tblue37   Oct-16-10 08:02 PM   #26 
     - What was that about? Did the girl's parents sue him for saving her life?  Incitatus   Oct-17-10 02:27 AM   #37 
     - I can easily believe a company would not defend an employee  Mimosa   Oct-17-10 05:01 PM   #94 
  - So you would let a person die  TwixVoy   Oct-16-10 09:10 PM   #28 
  - I don't see what the pharmasist could really do  dsc   Oct-17-10 07:19 AM   #44 
  - in the OP says the pharmacist probably saved her life, so there's that  bettyellen   Oct-17-10 05:32 PM   #96 
     - no the OP said a doctor in the store saved the customers life  dsc   Oct-17-10 05:43 PM   #97 
        - oooops, sorry dude!  bettyellen   Oct-17-10 11:43 PM   #101 
  - I remember the story where this guy driving a car  Dash87   Oct-17-10 04:37 PM   #88 
  - "In defense of..."  Hissyspit   Oct-17-10 04:25 AM   #41 
  - Maybe one might consider their life more important than another's?  PerpetuallyDazed   Oct-17-10 07:14 AM   #43 
     - Getting in trouble is NOT equivalent to DYING.  uncommon   Oct-17-10 07:54 AM   #46 
  - sued for rendering aid to a dying person?  barbtries   Oct-17-10 08:49 AM   #47 
  - Sorry. You r wrong.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-17-10 10:33 AM   #59 
  - Depends on the state  jeff47   Oct-17-10 12:57 PM   #70 
  - They wouldn't necessarily be sued  treestar   Oct-17-10 01:15 PM   #71 
  - Meanwhile, dolphins banded together to save a human from a shark ...  Arugula Latte   Oct-16-10 06:26 PM   #16 
  - Something has seriously gone wrong with human beings  malaise   Oct-16-10 06:55 PM   #21 
  - Corporations, corporate culture, and corporate propaganda.  bigmonkey   Oct-17-10 12:57 AM   #34 
  - Know exactly what you  KT2000   Oct-16-10 07:27 PM   #24 
  - Zombie nation  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Oct-16-10 07:33 PM   #25 
  - Awe. I have tears in mine eyes. You done good.  applegrove   Oct-16-10 09:08 PM   #27 
  - You did the right thing. Does that store manager still work there? If so, you should let people in  Pushed To The Left   Oct-16-10 09:13 PM   #29 
  - What makes you think a pharmacist knows anything about emergency medicine?  Taitertots   Oct-16-10 09:26 PM   #30 
  - The OP didn't say they walked past her, they said people walked OVER her.  Incitatus   Oct-17-10 02:32 AM   #39 
     - If you don't know how to care for someone who has passed out what are you supposed to do?  Taitertots   Oct-17-10 03:44 AM   #40 
        - how about at least act concerned?  JanMichael   Oct-17-10 10:09 AM   #57 
        - They could have asked what they could do to help  MedicalAdmin   Oct-17-10 10:47 AM   #61 
  - If it's any consolation...  CoffeeCat   Oct-16-10 10:46 PM   #31 
  - WTF!!  madmax   Oct-16-10 11:55 PM   #32 
  - I wish I didn't believe any of this.  kenny blankenship   Oct-17-10 01:28 AM   #35 
  - Health care settings are not much better  rainbow4321   Oct-17-10 02:04 AM   #36 
  - I collapsed at work, unable to stand or speak and in arrhythmia. My mgr did nothing but  REP   Oct-17-10 02:32 AM   #38 
  - Just had to counteract REP with an opposite story  Patiod   Oct-17-10 11:03 AM   #63 
  - here is another story, that is opposite of REP's  unapatriciated   Oct-17-10 05:45 PM   #98 
  - I was once reprimanded for blacking out when I had pneumonia (no sick days)  REP   Oct-17-10 06:52 PM   #99 
     - Some companies are just shit. I worked at an insurance  LibDemAlways   Oct-17-10 11:17 PM   #100 
  - TwixVoy, you showed true humanity  intaglio   Oct-17-10 05:42 AM   #42 
  - Um. Corporate propaganda? No matter how you explain it, it's sociopathic behavior.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-17-10 10:56 AM   #62 
  - that's disgusting  jdp349   Oct-17-10 07:27 AM   #45 
  - Worked retail for about 5 years...  The Uncola   Oct-17-10 08:56 AM   #48 
  - Yep....a bunch of  femrap   Oct-17-10 09:20 AM   #49 
  - K&R  Enthusiast   Oct-17-10 09:36 AM   #51 
  - Oh my God.  adamuu   Oct-17-10 09:44 AM   #53 
  - You did the right thing.  Sienna86   Oct-17-10 09:50 AM   #54 
  - Jesus  sammythecat   Oct-17-10 10:16 AM   #58 
  - There's a real lack of compassion in our national  Cleita   Oct-17-10 11:47 AM   #64 
  - I think that sickening stories like these should be sent as LTTE's and any other soap boxes possible  BlancheSplanchnik   Oct-17-10 12:53 PM   #69 
  - Yeah, I don't know  JerseygirlCT   Oct-17-10 11:57 AM   #65 
  - Please write an editorial or LTTE about this for your local newspaper.  Crunchy Frog   Oct-17-10 12:38 PM   #66 
  - That is a horrific story!  Carni   Oct-17-10 12:38 PM   #67 
  - Pharmacists don't really have any emergency medical training. They only know how to mix drugs.  w4rma   Oct-17-10 12:39 PM   #68 
  - Pharmacists know a lot more than "how to mix drugs".  uppityperson   Oct-17-10 01:23 PM   #72 
  - most people are bad people  harmonicon   Oct-17-10 01:30 PM   #73 
  - That's horrible!  Webster Green   Oct-17-10 02:20 PM   #74 
  - If they would've written me up for that, I would've said...  Lucian   Oct-17-10 02:34 PM   #77 
  - They would have to fire me. Then I would sue their asses off!  B Calm   Oct-17-10 04:58 PM   #93 
  - Unbelievable story, but so unbelievable that it has to be true.  JDPriestly   Oct-17-10 02:47 PM   #78 
  - This shit makes me so angry.  Odin2005   Oct-17-10 03:36 PM   #82 
  - Some people are just callous.  LibDemAlways   Oct-17-10 04:02 PM   #84 
  - yet another reason we rarely shop at the Big Box stores.  truedelphi   Oct-17-10 04:14 PM   #85 
  - Your last paragraph is completely true.  Dash87   Oct-17-10 04:31 PM   #87 
  - I work in healthcare at a hospital  eilen   Oct-17-10 04:50 PM   #90 
  - I don't have much faith in humanity either.  Jamastiene   Oct-17-10 04:52 PM   #91 
  - The store manager should be fired! You should threaten to write a Letter to the Editor  B Calm   Oct-17-10 04:55 PM   #92 

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