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 Ostomy Wound Management 2009; 55:6, p 6.

Our healthcare system sought to enrich and improve strategies to assess, document, and prevent pressure ulcers and to identify key personnel to implement these strategies. An evaluation of our practices yielded the following recommendations:1. Assess policies and procedures relevant to documentation systems, risk assessment tools, prevention techniques, and skin assessment documentation along with ease of understanding, thoroughness, accuracy of terms, and incorporation of current evidence-based information.2. Ensure documentation systems require thorough data on skin condition on admission assessment, transfer screening, and discharge planning. Electronic records should automatically calculate risk assessment and flag specific intervention algorithms. 

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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.