Flashcards in Embalming 3 Test 1 Deck (22):
A post mortem evacuation of any substance from an external orifice of the body due to pressure.
types of purge
All the types of purge that we study may contain....
liquid, semisolids, has a coffee ground appearance, sour odor, contains acid, usually exits through the nose and/or mouth. Causes dehydration
frothy - white, no odor, usually exits through the nose and/or mouth. No dehydration.
creamy - white, no odor, usually exits through the mouth, ears, and/or nose.
feces escaping from the rectum
color and consistency similar to arterial solution. This purge is arterial fluid due to the deterioration of the vascular system.
stomach purge causes...
with lung purge there is NO....
vascular purge is commonly called...
Types of treatments of purge (pre-embalming)
1. Massage cream
2. Nasal tube aspiration
aspiration of the mouth and nose prior to embalming
nasal tube aspiration
applied over the areas which the purge material might flows to minimize burning. This should include the lips, checks, and neck.
(Use in extreme situations) Reduces gas pressure in the abdomen. Do not insert deep
during treatment of purge pre-embalming this can be used also (in respect to the trocar) at the normal point of insertion of the trocar for cavity embalming.
treatment of purge (during embalming)
1. All procedures may be followed for pre-embalming treatment.
2. If there is vascular purge, it may result from a break in the vascular system, therefore, a multi-point injection may be needed.
3. Sectional injection may be necessary.
4. Hypodermic embalming may be needed to supplement arterial injection.
5. Allow the body to purge.
treatment of purge (post embalming)
1. Nasal tube aspirator
2. Re-aspiration & re-injection until the purge is controlled
Purge following arterial & cavity embalming, is usually due to......
inadequate cavity embalming
this treatment should be performed if a brain purge is present.
cranial cavity treatment
the second major procedure in the sanitation and temporary preservation of the dead human body.