Month: May 2010

Geriatric Patients are Different

In 1981 I was an Internal Medicine intern rotating through a community hospital in New Jersey.  My job was to carry out the day-to-day patient care under the direction of the private docs.  I will never forget the first experience that showed me that geriatric patients

  25.05.2010

How Much do Medical Residents Know about Pressure Ulcers?

The Answer:  Not as much as nurses!! This past weekend I presented a new study on how much medical residents know about pressure ulcers at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL.  In our research we tested medical doctors in residency training at a

  17.05.2010

Clinicians Love the Pressure Ulcer Guide

The Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers, co-authored by myself and Elizabeth Ayello PhD, RN has become a hit with clinicians.  Published by the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), we designed this book to be a handy quick reference for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who need

  10.05.2010

Memorial Shrine to a Closed Hospital

After servicing the Downtown Manhattan Community for 160 years, St. Vincent’s Hospital is now closed except for some outpatient services. I still go there for my wound care clinic, and passed by the old emergency room where I took the photos posted here. This is the

  5.05.2010

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.