Flashcards in Equipment Deck (35):
A motorized injector used to create positive pressure as required for vascular embalming. (It's a fluid pump)
Pressure embalming machine
Apparatus that is connected to the water supply; when the water is turned on, a suction is developed and is used to aspirate the contents of the body's cavities.
A device that uses a motor to create a suction for the purpose of aspiration.
Apparatus that is used to inject arterial fluid during the vascular (arterial) phase of the embalming process; relies on gravity to create the pressure required to deliver the fluid (.43 or .434 pounds of pressure per one foot of elevation).
Historical equipment resembling a large hypodermic syringe attached to a bottle apparatus; used to create either pressure for injection or a vacuum for aspiration.
Hand Pump (Historic)
Self-contained, soft rubber manual pump designed to create pressure to deliver fluid as it passes through one-way valves located within the bulb. It is used only to deliver fluids; it cannot be used for aspiration.
Bulb Syringe (historical)
An electrically heated blade which may be used to dry moist tissue, reduce swollen tissue, and restore contour. (use massage cream, then the device).
Electric spatula (like a sodering iron)
Equipment used to dry the hair of the deceased and is made specifically for mortuary use.
Preparation room equipment which is designed to eliminate the physical strain of moving caskets and bodies by hand.
- Chemical (this is a supply)
Apparatus used for sterilization by steam pressure, usually at 250 F/ 120 C for a specific time.
- Head rest
- Arm rests
- Shoulder rests
- Foot rests, etc.
Impermeable Position Devices
Preparation room equipment on which human remains are placed for the embalming procedure.
Preparation room equipment which is specifically designed for the dressing of the deceased.
For mortuary purposes; will seldom contain more than 4 bodies.
- 44F for the funeral home
- 40F for the crematory
- Must be 48 hours after death
OSHA required emergency safety device providing a steady stream of water for flushing the eye.
- Note: Often combined with the Quick Drench Shower.
OSHA required safety device for a release of a copious amount of water in a short time.
Quick Drench Shower
OSHA required receptacle for proper disposal of sharps (disposable).
- Note: Once they are filled, they are sealed and disposed of in the medical waste container.
OSHA required; large cardboard container, usually on wheels, lined with a heavy duty red hazardous waste bag- leak proof.
Bio-Hazardous Waste Container
Defined as a biological agent or condition that constitutes a hazard to humans.
- Note: All Biohazard material must be placed in the biohazard waste receptacle.
Must be OSHA approved.
- Approximately 12- 20 air exchanges per hour.
Must be OSHA approved; in the future, EPA approved.
- Requires a back flow valve:
- Perpendicular- water flows out
- Parallel- Suction
Those items of protection worn to minimize exposure to hazards; those items worn by the embalmer to avoid contact with blood and other body fluids. Specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against a hazard.
Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.)
To protect the operator:
1. Wear gloves (double gloving)
2. Protective clothing worn in preparation room (disposable best)
3. Following completion of embalming, employ maximum personal hygienic standards.
Types of gloves (PPE)
Should't use. Not the most sanitary because they are used over and over again.
- More protection
- Deteriorates over time
- Gives dexterity
- Better protection
- No dexterity
- Embalmers gown
- Embalmers shoe covers
- Embalmers mask
- Embalmers impermeable apron
- permeable (Cloth, papers)
- Impermeable (rubber)
- Embalmers goggles
- Embalmer's Head cover
- Embalmers face shield
- Embalmers coveralls
- Embalmers Formaldehyde Respirator
P.P.E. types other than gloves
Types of Disinfection
Occurs before the embalming process.
Occurs during the embalming process.
Occurs after the embalming process is over.
4. Embalming room
5. The embalmer
5 Phases of Terminal Disinfection