Said Dr. Cheryl Reed, a Brandon doctor who has treated medically fragile disabled people for about 20 years: "I'm very distressed.
said such patients, who most often have complex medical needs, require constant surveillance by nurses who are trained to recognize often subtle changes.
"[The patients] can't talk to you, so your clinical skills have to be very well-tuned," Reed
"It takes a special kind of nurse to care for these people," Reed
Should the state have attempted to save money by changing nursing practices?"Not if you want to keep people alive," said Reed