Jeffrey M. Levine MD
Geriatrics • Internal Medicine • Wound Care
Dr. Levine is a nationally recognized expert in wound care and pressure injuries. He is a faculty member of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has an active wound care practice in a long-term care facility. He is an alumnus of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and author of numerous publications including the chapter on Pressure Injuries and Wound Care in the Geriatric Review Syllabus published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
My article on medical device related pressure injury (MDRPRI) of the ear appears in the June issue of Advances in Skin and Wound Care. In it you will read about CMS requirements for masking in long-term care, as well as prevention, documentation, and treatment of pressure injury to the ear. Access the article here.
In the course of my research on the fascinating history of wound care, I found a case report from 1945 in the British Medical Journal of a novel pressure injury treatment employed by German doctors in World War II. Research on the the article took two years, and included finding and interviewing the descendants of the author. Access the article here.
I had the privelige of authoring the 9th, 10th, and 11th Editions of the Pressure Injuries and Wound Care section of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. This is a comprehensive reference and the primary source for physicians preparing to take board examinations. Read more about the GRS here.
The ear is a convenient anchor for a mask, which renders it subject to constant pressure and friction from the elastic band. Diagnosis of injuries in the postauricular area may be missed or delayed because it is hidden behind the ear and/or covered with hair. Pressure injury to the ear can result in pain, infection, scarring, or permanent deformity.
The fascinating history of wound care dates back to the earliest human cultures, where prehistoric bones and cave paintings left hints of wound-healing knowledge. A major problem associated with wounds is odor, a phenomenon recognized for millennia. In today’s...
I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel Annual Conference on the topic of aging skin. The NPIAP’s core mission is to provide interprofessional leadership to improve patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and management through education, public policy, and research.