Month: September 2010

Updated Pressure Ulcer Guide Goes into Second Printing

The Document Dermis™ Pocket Guide to Pressure ulcers authored by myself and Elizabeth Ayello RN PhD has sold over 11,000 copies and is now going into its second printing.  Published by the New Jersey Hospital Association, the new version has been updated with consideration of Centers

  25.09.2010

Geriatrics by Legislation: The Trend of the Future?

Recently Governor Paterson signed a law that mandates New York doctors to offer balanced information on choices for end-of-life care – a step in line with principles of geriatric practice and informed decision making.  All nursing homes are already mandated by regulation to perform assessments for

  20.09.2010

Downloadable Resources for MDS 3.0 Section M: Skin Conditions

I received so many inquiries about resources for skin assessment in the nursing home that I devoted this blog post to providing links and downloads useful to wound care clinicians.  Below you can access PDFs which contain important information related to skin, pressure ulcer, and wound assessment that will be helpful to nurses, doctors,

  13.09.2010

Determining the Avoidability of Pressure Ulcers

One of the biggest challenges in caring for patients with pressure ulcers from a risk-management  standpoint is determining whether the ulcer was avoidable.  The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel has recently come out with a statement that “Not all pressure ulcers are avoidable.”  As a reference

  5.09.2010

Geriatrics Review Syllabus Audio Companion: Review Of Pressure Ulcers

January 8, 2011 The Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS7) Audio Companion is designed to keep professionals up to date on geriatric medicine, and also for doctors who are preparing for Board Examinations.  Dr. Jeffrey Levine recorded the audio version of a review of pressure ulcers for the

  1.09.2010

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.