Tuscany is an enchanting place filled with scenic beauty, but beneath the surface there is dark history. On a recent painting trip to Italy I had the opportunity to tour an abandoned psychiatric hospital in the town of Volterra. In the late 19th Century when it
I have always been interested in physicians who incorporated art into their life and practice, and one of them was Jean Martin Charcot. A towering figure in the medical world of the 19th Century, Charcot was born in 1825 and finished medical school at age 23.
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,
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
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
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
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
New Year’s Day was a rare opportunity to participate in the opening of a new subway station. The Q line now starts at 96th Street and stops at 86th Street and 72nd – all new stations – before heading toward Coney Island. After years of construction
There is nothing like the dazzling sunlight in the Bolivian Highlands. At 12,000 feet the bustling city of La Paz and the amazing Lake Titicaca have a crisp atmosphere that brightens colors like I’ve never seen. This post presents a selection of my sketches and watercolors,
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
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.