They had the resources to handle any possible scenario!
The clinic in New York called Yorkville Endoscopy where Joan Rivers was at when she went into respiratory and cardiac arrest had all of the equipment that any solid hospital has including a state of the art cardiac defibrillator, and medical equipment that helps clear a patient's airway.
Plus the nurses and physicians who work there were all Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified!
Those details will come into play as the clinic undergoes an investigation by the New York Health Department who will review Joan's case, as well as interview all of the staff who were there on that most unfortunate day!
At the time, Joan was undergoing an elective vocal cord procedure at the outpatient clinic when she suddenly stopped breathing during the endoscopy.
Also under review will be whether Joan was given anesthesia during the operation, and whom was the one who administered that. Apparently though the clinic's staff includes in house anesthesiologists whom are all board certified.
Whether Joan's tragic death was just a cruel twist of fate or if Yorkville Endoscopy was somehow responsible - we're sure the NY Health Department will figure all of that out once their investigation is complete.
No word yet though on when that might be!
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