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Flashcards in Long Term Preservation (Delayed Viewings) Deck (10):
1

Problem: Mold formation

Treatment: Apply mold inhibitor before storage & at intervals; do not store in dark, enclosed environments

2

Problem: Dehydration -> tissue shrinkage & darkening

Hypo-inject humectant into facial tissues & fingertips after embalming; use humectants in arterial solution; use tissue builder in face

3

Problem: Decompositiion

Treatment: Use high index fluids; delay cavity treatment to allow more penetration to tissues

4

Technique: Intermittent or alternate drainage

Helps retain solution in the body

5

Technique: Restricted cervical injection

Can use more humectant in face; different solutions

6

Technique: Place body on blocks during injection

Reduces extravascular resistance, allows better tossue penetration

7

Avoid excessive elevation of head

Don't want fluid to drain from face/neck

8

Hypodermically treat discolourations

Prevents them turning black over time

9

Apply lots of massage cream to exposed tissues

Prevents drying, shrinkage of skin

10

Inspect body every 3-4 days while in storage

Reapply massage cream; remove moisture from sheet