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WOUND, med. jur. This term, in legal medicine, comprehends all lesions of the body, and in this it differs from the meaning of the word when used in surgery. The latter only refers to a solution of continuity, while the former comprises not only these, but also every other kind of accident, such as bruises, contusions, fractures, dislocations, and the like. Cooper's Surgical Dict. h.t.; Dunglison's Med. Dict. h.t.; vide Dictionnaire des Sciences Medicales, mot Blessures 3 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 687-811.
     2. Under the statute 9 Geo. IV. c. 21, sect. 12, it has been held in England, that to make a wound, in criminal cases, there must be "an injury to the person by which the skin is broken." 6 C. & P. 684; S. C. 19 Eng. C. L. Rep. 526. Vide Beck's Med. Jur. c. 15; Ryan's Med. Jur. Index, h.t.; Roscoe's Cr. Ev. 652; 19 Eng. Com. L. Rep. 425, 430, 526, 529; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Moody's Cr. Cas. 278; 4 C. & P. 381; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 430; 4 C. & P. 446; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 466; 1 Moody's Cr. C. 318; 4 C. & P. 558; S. C. 19 E. C. L. R. 526; Carr. Cr. L. 239; Guy, Med. Jur. ch. 9, p. 446; Merl. Repert. mot Blessure.
     3. When a person is found dead from wounds, it is proper to inquire whether they are the result of suicide, accident, or homicide. In making the examination, the greatest attention should be bestowed on all the circumstances. On this subject some general directions have been given under the article Death. The reader is referred to 2 Beck's Med. Jur. 68 to 93. As to, wounds on the living body, see Id. 188.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Alternatively, the WOCN offers a free, 12-page, quick-reference guide for management of lower-extremity venous, arterial, or neuropathic wounds that you can download and print for free or, alternatively, consult without printing.
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The authors wish to acknowledge Renee Manworren, MS, RN, WOCN (Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist at Children's Medical Center of Dallas), with great appreciation for her cooperation and assistance preparing for this study; Janet Marvin, MSN, RN (Director of Patient Care Services at SHC in Galveston) for her pain expertise and contribution to the PNKAS ([C] Manworren and Shriners Hospitals for Children Version, 2002) tool; and Alice Neely, PhD, and Michele Gottschlich, PhD, RD, for their editorial assistance.
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These can be purchased from the WOCN Web site (www.wocn.org).
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If possible, it is crucial that the professional nurse work collaboratively with the wound-ostomy-continence nurse (WOCN) to develop a plan of care to contain the fistula effluent, protect peri-fistula skin, record fistula output, control odor, and utilize a pouching system that will provide patient comfort and mobility (Toth et al., 2004).