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A post mortem evacuation of any substance from an external orifice of the body due to pressure.

PURGE

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types of purge

1. Stomach
2. Lung
3. Brain
4. Rectal
5. Vascular

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All the types of purge that we study may contain....

blood

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liquid, semisolids, has a coffee ground appearance, sour odor, contains acid, usually exits through the nose and/or mouth. Causes dehydration

stomach purge

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frothy - white, no odor, usually exits through the nose and/or mouth. No dehydration.

lung purge

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creamy - white, no odor, usually exits through the mouth, ears, and/or nose.

brain purge

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feces escaping from the rectum

rectal purge

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color and consistency similar to arterial solution. This purge is arterial fluid due to the deterioration of the vascular system.

vascular purge

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stomach purge causes...

dehydration

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with lung purge there is NO....

dehydration

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vascular purge is commonly called...

false purge

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Types of treatments of purge (pre-embalming)

1. Massage cream
2. Nasal tube aspiration
3. Trocar

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aspiration of the mouth and nose prior to embalming

nasal tube aspiration

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applied over the areas which the purge material might flows to minimize burning. This should include the lips, checks, and neck.

massage cream

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(Use in extreme situations) Reduces gas pressure in the abdomen. Do not insert deep

trocar

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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.

scalpel

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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.

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treatment of purge (post embalming)

1. Nasal tube aspirator
2. Re-aspiration & re-injection until the purge is controlled

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Purge following arterial & cavity embalming, is usually due to......

inadequate cavity embalming

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this treatment should be performed if a brain purge is present.

cranial cavity treatment

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the second major procedure in the sanitation and temporary preservation of the dead human body.

cavity embalming

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methods of improving fluid distribution

1. Increase rate of flow
2. Increase injection pressure
3. Restrict the drainage – this increases intravascular pressure
4. Massage the body – toward point of injection
5. Lower the arm.