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).
I recently taught a session at the ACP Meeting in San Diego entitled Wound Care for the Internist. This was a great opportunity to help improve care for adults by educating medical doctors on basic concepts that they may not have learned in medical school. Read more on my blog post here.
The impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the occurrence of pressure injuries is substantial. Patients with severe respiratory disease and extended ICU admissions while on life support such as ventilation, feeding tubes, and prone positioning become at increased risk for skin breakdown. Read more on my blog post here.
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.
Wound bed preparation is a dynamic process that may require multiple interventions and ongoing care. The goal is to create an environment conducive to healing, reduce complications, and promote the restoration of normal tissue. Healthcare professionals, including wound care specialists, play a critical role in managing wound bed preparation for patients.
I recently had the honor of teaching a section entitled “Wound Care for the Internist.” at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in San Diego. ACP is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members that include internal medicine physicians, subspecialists, and medical students. Kudos to ACP for including a section on wound care in their annual didactic.
Events dramatized in this film are unfortunately sometimes encountered in day-to-day medical practice, but go unreported and unnoticed by primary care providers. In the film, the abuser was the victim’s sister, but abusers can have many roles including spouse, adult child, or unrelated caregiver.