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Tips Newsletter October 5,  2010
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In this issue of the newsletter, you'll learn how to compare the size of wounds to common objects.

Wound Sizing

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.

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