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non legal definition of embalming

embalming is a process of chemically treating the dead human body to REDUCE the presence and growth of microorganisms, to RETARD (slow down) organic decomposition, and to RESTORE an acceptable physical appearance.

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retain the fluid within the body.

retention

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Direct treatment -other than vascular embalming of the content of the body cavities and the lumen of the hollow viscera.

cavity embalming

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movement of arterial fluid through the capillaries to the tissues from intravascular to extravascular (inside to outside)

fluid diffusion

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why do we inject into the arteries?

the fluid goes away from the heart.

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injection of embalming chemicals directly into tissues through the use of needle, syringe, Trocar.

The disinfecting and temporary preservation of a local area by the subcuticular injection of a suitable chemical.

hypodermic embalming

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disinfecting carried out during the embalming process.

concurrent disinfecting

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disinfecting and decontamination measures after the preparation of the remains. Also include cleaning the prep room and instruments, etc. Also, the re washing of the body.

terminal disinfecting

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Vascular embalming is based upon:

Fluid Distribution
Fluid Diffusion
Fluid Retention

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other than vascular embalming of the content of the body cavities and the lumen of the hollow viscera.

Direct treatment

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Cavity Embalming performed on...

Thoracic cavity
Abdominal cavity
Cranial cavity
Pelvic cavity

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disinfecting carried out prior to the embalming process. Washing the body.

primary disinfecting

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CAVITY EMBALMING EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

A method of producing some type of suction

Hydro aspirator (water)
Electric aspirator
Trocar - a large hollow needle - developed by George Bellows.
Rubber tubing
Cavity fluid.

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The disinfecting and temporary preservation of a local area by the external application of a compress of a suitable material. This is a supplement to vascular and arterial embalming.

Surface (pack or absorption) Embalming

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Reason for embalming

1. The primary reason (need) we embalm is to DISINFECT.

2. TEMPORARY PRESERVATION
3. RESTORATION

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The destruction or inhibiting of pathogenic bacteria and their products in or on the body.

DISINFECT

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Treating the dead human body chemically so as to inhibit (slow down) decomposition.

TEMPORARY PRESERVATION

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The care of the deceased to recreate natural form and color.

RESTORATION

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credited with being the father of embalming.

Dr. Frederick Ruysch

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Father of modern US embalming / invented hand pump / disaster pouch
(PERSONALLY EMBALMED 200+ SOLDIERS

Dr. Thomas Holmes

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wrote the “History of Embalming” in French.

Jean Gannal

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translated Gannal’s book to English.
1st to realize value of embalming from disease standpoint.
RESEARCHED BUBONIC PLAQUE WHILE ATTENDING PENN STATE

Dr. Richard Harlan

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was the first to produce formaldehyde (HCHO) Chemical formula - HCHO. Primary formula for embalming, free state gas.

August Wilhelm vonHofman

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EMBALMING REPORT FYI

Complete an embalming report case for EVERY case on which you perform ANY embalming procedure. This is your documentation as to which embalming procedure you have performed.

EVEN IF YOU ONLY SHAVE AND WASH HAIR WITH NO EMBALMING, ETC...FILL OUT AN EMBALMING REPORT!

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Sections of embalming case report

Pre-embalming Observations
Embalming Procedure
Identification and Treatment reference

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Subtitles under Embalming procedure

Arteries injected
Veins drained
Disinfection
Injection
Injection method
Drainage
Cavity treatment
Posing features
Other

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Subtitles under pre-embalming observations

Operation before death
Autopsy performed
Time between death & treatment
Body (warm/cold-refrigerated)
Abdominal distension
Purge before embalming
Edema
Discolorations
Lesions

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the embalming case report begins with..

vital infor
ex: permission to embalm
name
age
race
height
sex
weight
death

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A rule of thumb on a normal case, for undiluted cavity fluid is

16oz thoracic
16oz abdominal

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The process of disinfecting, temporary preserving and restoring the dead human body by the injection into the arteries, a suitable amount of a proper chemical. -- is based upon fluid distribution - movement of arterial fluid from point of injection to the capillaries













vascular embalming

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maximum amount of disinfecting and preservation with the minimum amount of fluid.

undiluted cavity fluid

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why do we embalm?

to disinfect the body and protect the living

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movement of arterial fluid from point of injection to the capillaries.

fluid distribution

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What is embalming? * Embalming literally means:

EM - in, or about
Balm - resinous substance or balsamic agents.

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The disinfecting and temporary preservation of a local area by the external application of a compress of a suitable material. This is a supplement to vascular and arterial embalming

surface embalming (pack or absorption)

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Cavity embalming is accomplished by two major steps:

Aspiration of the contents of the cavities and viscera.

The injection of a suitable amount of a proper chemical.