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In the Past
Tag Archives: wounds
A question hit my inbox recently regarding cautery. If you’ve never heard the term before, cautery (aka cauterization) means the intentional burning or scarring of tissue as a means to: Stop blood loss and seal blood vessels Sever tissue (for … Continue reading
A question recently hit my in-box from an author who has a character being tortured for information. In the scenario, the author intended to have the protagonist “stabbed on the inside of his forearm and the knife gets dragged through … Continue reading
A few years back, before I had this wonderful blog as a place to dump all my writerly nursing advice and medical error pet peeves, I wrote an article for a great little e-zine called Vision: A Resource for Writers. … Continue reading