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Nursing-home worker 'too tired' to call 9-1-1

(STARTRIBUNE) — A Waconia nursing home employee failed to take necessary emergency actions to save the life of a resident who became unresponsive and soon died, then blamed the neglect on being “tired and not thinking clearly,” according to a state investigation.

The staff member at the Good Samaritan Society’s nursing home in Waconia should have performed resuscitation efforts and called 911 when the resident fell ill, the Health Department said in its report released Wednesday.

The resident had instructed in an “advance directive” that such immediate actions be taken in critical situations, the report added.