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The sum total of those considerations given the case at hand, beginning before the embalming procedure is begun and continuing throughout the operation.

Case Analysis (Embalming Analysis)

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  1. Pre-embalming analysis
  2. Analysis during arterial embalming
  3. Analysis after arterial embalming

Case Analysis Will Occur in Three Overlapping Stages (List Question)

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  • Should be documented in report form.
  • Should be stored in a 3-ring binder - O.S.H.A.
  • If the body is being shipped, no matter where, a duplicate copy of the report should accompany the embalmed body.
  • Translation to a foreign language may be required when shipping internationally.

The Case Analysis Should:

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If the organs were returned or not in these cases should be included in the case report.

Autopsy

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To perscribe and apply the proper embalming technique.

Purpose of Embalming Analysis

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  • General condition of the body after death
  • Effects produced by disease processes
  • Effects produced by drugs or surgical procedures
  • Effects that occur during postmortem interval

4 Major Factors the Embalmer Must Consider in Making a Pre-embalming Analysis

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The time lapse between death and embalming or to disposition.

Postmortem Interval

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It can take weeks or months for this to happen.

To Move the Body to Another Country

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Occur within the body.

Intrinsic Factors

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  • Cause and manner of death
  • Bodily conditions
  • Presence or absence of postmortem discolorations or stains.
  • Postmortem chemical or physical change
  • Pharmaceutical agents including illegal drugs - antemortem exposure
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Weight

Intrinsic Factors

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  • Pathological conditions
  • Microbial influence
  • Moisture content
  • Thermal influences - fever
  • Nitrogenous waste products
  • Gase in tissues or cavities

Bodily Conditions (Intrinsic)

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IV needles (illegal drugs) are known for:

  • Transmitting HIV
  • Transmitting Hepatitis C

Pharmaceutical agents including illegal drugs- antemortem exposure (Intrinsic)

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An example would be that females typically have more adipose tissue.

Gender (Intrinsic)

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Emaciated, obese, condition of the muscles.

Weight (Intrinsic)

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Occur outside the body, have direct influence on the condition of the body.

Extrinsic Factors

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  • Environmental
  • Postmortem interval
  • Embalmer

Extrinsic Factors

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  • Atmospheric conditions - climatic (Humid, moist, dry).
  • Thermal influences (Ideal temp. for bacteria = 98.6oF
  • Microbial influences
  • Vermin and insects
  • Humidity

Environmental (Extrinsic)

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Aptitude and attitude.

The Embalmer (Extrinsic)

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This is the very foundation of professional embalming.

Case Analysis

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In a case analysis, cause of death is not as important as this.

Manner of Death

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Circumstances surrounding the body at the time of death.

Manner of Death

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  • Cause and manner of death
  • Bodily conditions
  • The presence or absence of pathological discolorations.
  • All of the postmortem physical and chemical changes
  • Age

  • Weight

  • Medication, drugs and other therapeutic agents

  • Gender

Intrinsic Variable Factors

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Generally considered unreliable most of the time because the death certificate is often not obtained until after the embalming has been done and/or it is just stamped ASCVD or MI which is little help.

Cause and Manner of Death (Variable Intrinsic)

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Are much more important and will indicate what procedure the embalmer will follow.

  • Pathological conditions
  • Anaerobic bacterial influence
  • Moisture content in tissues
  • Thermal influence

Bodily Conditions (Variable Intrinsic)

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Those conditions in which there has been damage to the tissue due to disease.

Pathological Conditions

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Dependent on how much bacteria there is present in the colon (e-coli).

Anaerobic Bacterial Influence

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  • Edema
  • Dehydration
  • Average Case

Moisture Content in the Tissues

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In this case, there is an abundance of moisture in the tissue and you would use a strong solution. (36 index, 1 or more bottles per gallon).

Edema

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In this case, you would use a weak solution. (About 22 index, lanolin-based, 6 ounces to a gallon).

Dehydration

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In this case, you would use a middle index fluid (20-25). This has medium firming capabilities, contains lanolin and active dyes (femoral vein is good to use).

Average Case

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