Dr. Levine is a nationally recognized expert in wound care and pressure ulceration. and has published and spoken widely on this topic. He is a Board Member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Dr. Levine's Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers co-authored by Elizabeth Ayello RN and published by the New Jersey Hospital Association is in its 4th printing and has sold over 30,000 copies.
This article was published in Caring For the Ages, a journal sponsored by the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) – the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The article covers everything the medical director needs to know about wound care topics such as outsourced services,
Given the accelerated medical discoveries of recent decades, there is a surprising lack of oral medications that directly improve wound healing. Of the oral medications available, most target ancillary aspects of wound care such as pain management, infection mitigation, and nutrition. This article describes oral pharmacologic
This article was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association and is available for immediate download through Open Access. Skin failure is an emerging concept that ties together and clarifies current trends in clinical practice. Many studies have associated acute and chronic
Dr. Levine was on the advisory panel for revision of this guideline.This updated guideline is evidence based and incorporates the revised federal guidance to surveyors on pressure ulcers (Tag F314) including risk factors, infection, pain management, treatments based on the wound characteristics, and the resident’s rights
The Geriatrics Review Syllabus, 9th Edition, also known as GRS9, has been released and I am thrilled to be author of the newly revised and expanded chapter on Pressure Ulcers. The GRS9 is a comprehensive reference on geriatric medicine, a study guide for those preparing to
This post gives another preview of what I will be covering in my upcoming webinar entitled History of Pressure Ulcers & Wound Care: Past, Present, & Future, sponsored by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Some years ago while browsing in an antiquarian bookstore I opened a
I recently served as invited guest editor of a special issue of Today’s Wound Clinic on the aging wound care patient. My lead article is entitled Wound Healing in the Geriatric Patient. Other aging related topics in this issue include nutrition and wound care, and collaboration
This article on the history of Dakin’s Solution was published in the journal, Advances in Skin & Wound Care. Dakin’s solution has been used for almost a century for treatment of infected wounds. Developed by a biochemist named Henry Dakin in the early 20th Century, it
This article was published in Today’s Wound Clinic, Volume 7, Issue 5 (June/July) 2013. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower limbs is often neglected when evaluating reasons for poor wound healing, particularly in elderly patients. Affecting roughly 12-14% of the general US population, PAD increases
8 Steps to Developing a Community-Based Wound Care Team: A Practical Guide for Reaching Beyond Wound Center Walls By nature of their various (and often multiple) comorbidities, wound care patients reside in a spectrum of healthcare settings. Communication is important for all types of chronic wounds
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.