Head Geriatric Skilled Nursing Department
Hebrew University Medical School
Dr. Efraim Jaul is a specialist in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He is the Head of the Geriatric Skilled Nursing Department at the Sarah Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. It is affiliated with the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem. He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Hebrew Medical School Faculty. He teaches medical students as well as nursing students at the Academic Nursing schools of Hadassah Hospital (Jerusalem), Kaplan Hospital (Rechovot), Ichilov Hospital (Tel Aviv), and Jerusalem College of Technology (Jerusalem). He supervises clinical practice and mentors students. He developed and established a pioneering inpatient unit at the Herzog Hospital specifically for the treatment of pressure ulcers concerning the need for a special unit and the resulting benefits for the immobile elderly patients. This unit has elicited interest in serving as a model for geriatric treatment facilities around the world and has set the standard for developing specialized pressure ulcer units.
The primary concept behind the pressure ulcers is the idea that pressure ulcers do not occur alone, and are an integral part of the clinical assessment and preventive treatment of the geriatric patient became a guiding principle in all of his work. It is important to attend not only to the pressure ulcers but also the general needs of the patient. This approach was summarized by Dr. Jaul in an article entitled "Non-Healing Wounds The Geriatric Approach" and a review article about " Assessment and Management of Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly Patients Current Strategy ". This leading essay highlights multi-factorial risks and treatment involved in Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Approaches to Optimal Management of Pressure Ulcers in the Elderly. Dr. Jaul coined a new terminology in the field of pressure ulcers "atypical pressure ulcers", based on location and etiology classified medical devices, bone deformation and severe spasticity. He was a stream planner for the scientific program of Pressure Ulcers in the 4th Congress of World Union Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS 2012) in Yokohama, Japan. Currently, he is investigating comorbidities focusing on advanced dementia and other comorbidity on pressure ulcers to understand the underlying pathogenesis