Flashcards in Supplies Deck (35):
Instruments are soaked in a chemical solution (follow directions).
Two types of powders:
1. Preservative powders
2. Hardening Compounds
Preservative Embalming Chemicals
Chemical in powder form; typically used for surface embalming of the remains.
- Often paraformaldehyde
- Good for dry gangrene
Chemical in powder form that has the ability to absorb and to disinfect. Often used in cavity treatment of autopsied cases.
- Quads (plastic of paris base, is 4 kinds of chemicals)
- Good for wet gangrene
An unstable salt produced in an aqueous solution and used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent.
- This combined with HCHO (formaldehyde) forms BCME gas.
- This combined with ammonia forms chlorine gas.
Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach)
A carcinogen potentially produced when formaldehyde and sodium hypochlorite come into contact with each other; normally occurs only in a controlled laboratory setting and requires a catalyst.
Bischloromethyl Ether (BCME)
An agent, usually chemical, applied to inanimate objects/surfaces to destroy disease causing microbial agents, but usually not bacterial spores.
External and internal
- Adhesives (glue)
- Incision sealer(s)
- Incision putty
Works by the scrubbing action.
- The scrubbing action damages the bacterial cell membrane wall.
- Note: Detergents work differently, they work by attaching to the bacteria.
A liquid holding another substance in solution.
- Common example is water (which is the universal)
3 Types of these:
2. Batting Cotton
3. Web roll
Rolled moisture absorbing
Clear plastic or rubber; must be temperature sensitive; must be O.S.H.A. approved.
- Clear acceptable
- Not clear = not acceptable
A thin plastic dome-shaped disk used to restore contour just beneath the eyelids. An aid in eye closure.
- Comes in various colors
A plastic threaded screw like device for sealing punctures and small round trocar openings.
- Quality varies along with price
A device used in the mouth in shaping the contour of the lips.
Used to prevent leakage and/or containing preservative embalming chemicals such as preservative powders and/or hardening compounds.
- Never hesitate to use these if you think there is potential for leakage.
- Never use plastic garbage bags (the family sometimes will see).
- Capri Pants
- Super capri pants
Types of Plastic Goods
A plastic garment which fits tightly around the waist and thighs of the deceased to guard against leakage and to avoid stains and odors.
- Not long, more like shorts.
A plastic or rubber garment which covers the arm to the area of the wrist to guard or protect against leakage.
A plastic garment designed to cover the entire body from the neck down to and including the feet.
A plastic garment designed to cover the body from the chest down to the upper thigh.
- Good for autopsy cases
A plastic protective garment designed to cover the legs, buttocks, and abdomen. A combination of pants and stockings.
Carpi Garment/ Pants
A plastic protective garment designed to cover the legs, including the feet, up to the upper chest.
Super Capri pants
Preparation room item used with suturing needles to suture cuts and incisions.
Thread, cord, or wire used for tying vessels, tissues, or bones.
To tie off an artery and vein upon completion of embalming.
A preparation aid used in mouth closure. It is inserted into a needle injector and forced into the mandible and maxilla.
Liquid or aerosol spray.
- Reason to use:
- close needle holes
- Skin slip (desquamation)
- On top of incisions to prevent leaks
Preparation room materials used on cases where the lips and/or eyelids are difficult to close properly.
Lip And Eyelid Cement
Emphasize proper use and safety when using equipment, instruments and accessory materials.
- Read all MSDS sheets