issue of the LNCtips.com newsletter, you'll learn how to compare the size of wounds to common objects.
As a nurse, you know that wounds should be
measured and recorded precisely. And you know that wounds are tracked by
their size in centimeters.
Unfortunately, jury members and other non-medical
people in the United States are unfamiliar with the metric
system. If you tell them a wound is 10 cm long, jury members may
picture a wound that is 10 inches long instead of its real
length of 4 inches.
As a new legal nurse consultant, you can assist attorneys, and eventually
juries, by comparing the size of wounds to common objects. Read more.