Flashcards in Test 1 Deck (36):
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.
retain the fluid within the body.
Direct treatment -other than vascular embalming of the content of the body cavities and the lumen of the hollow viscera.
movement of arterial fluid through the capillaries to the tissues from intravascular to extravascular (inside to outside)
why do we inject into the arteries?
the fluid goes away from the heart.
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.
disinfecting carried out during the embalming process.
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.
Vascular embalming is based upon:
other than vascular embalming of the content of the body cavities and the lumen of the hollow viscera.
Cavity Embalming performed on...
disinfecting carried out prior to the embalming process. Washing the body.
CAVITY EMBALMING EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
A method of producing some type of suction
Hydro aspirator (water)
Trocar - a large hollow needle - developed by George Bellows.
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
Reason for embalming
1. The primary reason (need) we embalm is to DISINFECT.
2. TEMPORARY PRESERVATION
The destruction or inhibiting of pathogenic bacteria and their products in or on the body.
Treating the dead human body chemically so as to inhibit (slow down) decomposition.
The care of the deceased to recreate natural form and color.
credited with being the father of embalming.
Dr. Frederick Ruysch
Father of modern US embalming / invented hand pump / disaster pouch
(PERSONALLY EMBALMED 200+ SOLDIERS
Dr. Thomas Holmes
wrote the “History of Embalming” in French.
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
was the first to produce formaldehyde (HCHO) Chemical formula - HCHO. Primary formula for embalming, free state gas.
August Wilhelm vonHofman
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!
Sections of embalming case report
Identification and Treatment reference
Subtitles under Embalming procedure
Subtitles under pre-embalming observations
Operation before death
Time between death & treatment
Purge before embalming
the embalming case report begins with..
ex: permission to embalm
A rule of thumb on a normal case, for undiluted cavity fluid is
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
maximum amount of disinfecting and preservation with the minimum amount of fluid.
undiluted cavity fluid
why do we embalm?
to disinfect the body and protect the living
movement of arterial fluid from point of injection to the capillaries.
What is embalming? * Embalming literally means:
EM - in, or about
Balm - resinous substance or balsamic agents.
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)