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.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be presenting in two sessions at the upcoming Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) which is going on from April 25 to 29, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  SAWC is a leading educational forum for interdisciplinary wound care with an extremely diverse panel of speakers, and it is an honor to speak for this group.

For the session on Thursday, April 26th at 10:45 AM I have the pleasure of sharing the podium with Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans who is the principal speaker.  Karen is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has decades of experience in the nursing home environment. Our topic is Wound Care in the Extended Care Setting.  For this session I will review a brief history of nursing homes and discuss the epidemiology of wounds and special challenges of wound care in the post-acute and long-term care environment.  I will review wound care in persons of old age who have dementia, and special considerations for palliative care.

For the session on Thursday, April 26th at 3:00 PM I have the pleasure of co-presenting with Barbara Delmore RN, PHD, who is Senior Nurse Scientist in the Center for Innovations in the Advancement of Care (CIAC) under the Departments of Nursing at NYU Langone Health and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine.  The title of our talk is Skin Failure: Reality or Myth?  This should be a stimulating discussion on this controversial topic, and we invite audience participation in the discussion.

I hope to see you in South Carolina!

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Read more about SAWC here.

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NPUAP Introduces New Clinical Practice Guideline for Pressure Ulcers
Jean Martin Charcot’s Lecture on Pressure Ulcers:  An Important Historical Document

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.