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Wound Care: What the Medical Director Needs to Know

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,

  7.06.2017

The Effect of Oral Medication on Wound Healing

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

  4.06.2017

Skin Failure: An Emerging Concept

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

  4.06.2017

Pressure Ulcers In The Long-Term Care Setting: Clinical Practice Guideline Published By AMDA

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

  4.04.2017

NPUAP Biennial to Host Panel on End-of-Life Ulcers & Skin Failure

I am pleased to announce that the 2017 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Biennial Conference entitled Pressure Injury: Advancing the Vision is hosting a panel of experts to discuss the terminology and evidence related to the important issue of end-of-life wounds and skin failure.  This

  3.02.2017

Skin Failure: An Emerging Concept

This post is based on my article that recently appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Skin failure is an emerging concept that ties together current trends in clinical practice and deserves wider acceptance. Wound care providers have long recognized that skin failure

  25.09.2016

New Pressure Ulcer Chapter in the Geriatrics Review Syllabus

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

  20.05.2016

Pressure Ulcers are an Under-Appreciated Public Health Issue

As a geriatric fellow back in the 1980’s I became intrigued by the wide prevalence of pressure ulcers and how little literature there was on this disease.  Three decades later, they have not gone away and it amazes me that they are not on the list

  9.04.2016

New Evidence for Pressure Ulcer Unavoidability

Over 150 years ago Jean Martin Charcot recognized that pressure ulceration can be an unavoidable component the dying process, kicking off a controversy over preventability that continues today.  Contemporary medical science presents a growing body of knowledge supporting the fact that many pressure ulcers cannot be

  27.02.2016

Body Casts in WWII: A Historical Perspective on Medical Device Related Pressure Ulcers

Surgeons and medics apply a plaster-of-paris body cast on an injured soldier.  Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library.  During WWII, the incidence of pressure ulcers in young injured soldiers increased as a result of plaster body casts and immobilization splints – an early example of medical

  9.01.2016

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.