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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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A Thought or Two About Veterans
November 11, 2010 9:44 AM by Tony DeWitt
Although I am a veteran of both the US Air Force and the US Army, I don't consider myself a hero. I never saw action. I never had people shoot at me. I never did anything but the duty I was given. However, my parent's generation certainly did. My father, Read More...
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The Unsung Heroes
April 29, 2008 1:16 PM by Tony DeWitt
This week I would like to take a moment to say hello to some people who do not know me or the local legal professionals where they work. These are the thousands of facility operators, managers, administrators, nurses and clinicians who operate nursing Read More...
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Health Care Proxy or Clinical Judgment?
December 27, 2007 2:47 PM by Tony DeWitt
End of life care is a difficult subject. It finally has a thorough and appropriate treatment. End-of-Life Communication in the ICU, A Global Perspective , edited and co-written by David W. Crippen, MD, is an excellent treatise on what goes on in the end-of-life Read More...
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Prior Planning Prevents Plaintiffs Petitions
December 13, 2007 2:47 PM by Tony DeWitt
Yesterday, after two days without power, I returned home to find my home in darkness, with the temperature hovering at 43 degrees. A massive ice storm broke trees like dried spaghetti, and cut power to over 44,000 homes in the Jefferson City, Mo. area. Read More...
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Hidden Cameras?
November 16, 2007 11:58 AM by Tony DeWitt
Big Brother is watching you. At train stations, airports, parking lots, hospitals and even at long term care facilities, the silent surveillance camera is out there doing its job seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Sometimes the cameras work to Read More...
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    A.L. "Tony" DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC
    Occupation: Attorney
    Setting: Jefferson City, Mo.
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