Paramedic said wet ground and bird droppings behind his decision not to resuscitate dying patient

He withheld treatment after wrongly declaring the patient was already in asystole.

A paramedic refused to treat a patient with bradycardia after wrongly declaring she was in asystole and already dead, a tribunal has heard.

While it was unclear if the patient would have survived with CPR, Rick Clark deprived her of any chance of recovery, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal said.