- Disinfection of oral and nasal cavities
- Remove and record all clothing and personal effects
- Disinfection of clothing when necessary
- Remove all medical dressing and devices
- Bathe- external disinfection
Initial Treatment of The Body
These medical devices are removed after embalming.
Should be documented in a permanent file.
Removed clothing and personal belongings
- Materials and proper procedure- aerosols sprays, topical jelly and cavity packs
- Cleaning and disinfecting agents
- Protect all identification tags and bands
Bathe - External Disinfection
This is something to be done prior to embalming.
Position the Body
Body should be placed on a table with the head elevated _____ the rest of the body.
Be sure the body is ______ on the table.
The head should be placed on the ______ in such a way that it will not interfere with the distribution of fluid and drainage.
The face may be tilted to the right, no more than ____ degrees, which is the generally preferred casketing position.
The _____ must be aligned in such a way that there will be no interferences with distribution of fluid and drainage.
_____ should be placed in a desirable position. (Left over right)
____ may need to be elevated or otherwise posed for effective positioning of the hands.
________ may need to be elevated to effect proper neck alignment.
The use of additional _____ ______ _____ may be necessary in special situations for proper body positioning.
Impermeable Posing Devices
Be sure ________ do not abrade surface tissue causing desiccation marks.
- Prepare the face with cream or oil (optional)
- Closing the mouth
- Closing the eye
- Positioning the arms and hands
- Positioning the head
- Prepare face and hands- massage cream
- Raise artery and vein- begin embalming process
- Wash and dry hair
- Pack external orifices
- Bathe entire body
- Fingernails cleaned
- Hair cut and styled
- Prepare to dress and casket
Posing the Features to Create Feature Naturalness
The application of this at this time may have the following effects:
- Cleanse tissue pores
- Retard dehydration
- Base for further massage
- Base for cosmetics
- Stimulate circulation
Massage Cream or Oil
Will fill the pores of the skin and prevent the face from soaking in cosmetics.
Massage Cream- Base for Cosmetics
- Excessive manipulation of the lip tissue can cause distension (swelling).
- Sharp teeth can cause personal injury to the operator.
Precautions of Closing the Mouth
- Relieve rigor mortis
- Disinfect and cleanse oral and nasal cavities
- Remove, cleanse and disinfect dentures
- Observe normal overbite
- Observe points of natural expression
- Secure the mandible
Starting Procedure- Mouth Closure
Run copious amounts of water through the nostrils, then use the nasal aspirator to remove excess water.
Disinfect and Cleanse Oral and Nasal Cavities
Use a small, stiff brush. As for the dentures at the place of death if possible.
Remove, Cleanse and Disinfect Dentures
- Natural teeth
- Dentures - 90% accuracy
- Mouth formers
Observe Normal Overbite
- Five arcs of lip closure (hunting bow)
- Protrustion of the upper lip
- Natural facial lines and acquired facial lines
- Corner of the mouth slightly raised
Observe Points of Natural Expression
Shape of the mouth
Shape of the line of closure of the lips.
- Naso-labial fold
Natural Facial Lines
- Labial sulci
- Naso-labial sulcus
Acquired facial lines
To make the deceased look restful and peaceful.
Raise the corner of the mouth slightly
- Print name
- Social security number
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- Name of funeral home
- phone number
- The tag must have protected laminate (encased impermeable plastic).
- phone number
Maryland requires that identification tags be attached to a long bone after embalming.