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Taking Care of the Young
January 21, 2011 9:37 AM by Tony DeWitt
About one out of every seven people in nursing homes in the United States are less than 65 years old . That number has risen 22 percent in the last few years and accounts for about 15% of all nursing home residents. The reasons for this vary, from poor Read More...
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Protecting Residents From Each Other
December 9, 2010 11:42 AM by Tony DeWitt
I know that sometimes I must sound like a broken record, but an incident in a Vermont nursing facility underscores why it is so important for nursing personnel to actively manage patient interactions. In Bennington, Vermont an 84-year-old woman suffering Read More...
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Technology
January 24, 2008 10:25 AM by Tony DeWitt
Many years ago, when I was starting out as a respiratory therapist, I was working a 3-11 shift in the ICU. One of my favorite surgeons, Dr. Jomain, who never minced words with staff, came to the bedside of my patient and began taking the pulse of the Read More...
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    A.L. "Tony" DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC
    Occupation: Attorney
    Setting: Jefferson City, Mo.
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