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MOR 335 - Embalming I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Basic techniques of embalming through disinfection, preservation and restoration of deceased human remains. Included are instruments, treatment planning and the practical application of modern embalming theory.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MOR 301   and either BIO 733  or BIO 164 .
Corequisite: MOR 336  
Competencies
  1. Identify basic terminology, concepts, and classifications of embalming.
    1. Define embalming terminology.
    2. Identify social, psychological, ethical, and regulatory embalming considerations.
    3. Recall four classifications of embalming.
  2. Memorize regulatory considerations related to embalming.
    1. Recall role of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Federal Trade Commission.
    2. Identify elements of Hazard Communication Standard, Formaldehyde Standard, and Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
  3. Identify basic Chemistry concepts as applied to the embalming process.
    1. Recall elements of biochemistry, embalming chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry.
    2. List concepts of mixtures and solutions.
    3. Recall concepts of organic chemistry and organic compounds related to embalming.
    4. Identify concepts of biochemistry related to embalming.
  4. Analyze uses of embalming chemicals and recall their components.
    1. Identify four main categories of embalming fluids.
    2. Define components of arterial fluid.
    3. Distinguish between three types of arterial fluids.
    4. Recall uses of each component in arterial fluid.
    5. Identify specific examples of each component in arterial fluid.
    6. Define cavity fluid and identify its uses.
    7. Recall examples and uses of supplemental fluids.
    8. Recall examples and uses of accessory chemicals.
    9. Define primary dilution.
    10. Define secondary dilution.
    11. Demonstrate use of primary dilution equation (C x V = C’ x V’).
    12. Compare hypertonic and hypotonic arterial solutions.
  5. Discuss the general processes associated with death (both ante-mortem and post-mortem) and define the post-mortem changes that occur.
    1. Recall agonal changes.
    2. Define post-mortem physical changes.
    3. Define post-mortem chemical changes.
    4. Identify effects of post-mortem changes on embalming process.
    5. Define terms associated with death.
  6. Identify concepts associated with vascular anatomy used in embalming.
    1. Define linear guide, anatomical guide, and anatomical limits.
    2. Recall linear guide, anatomical guide, and anatomical limits of all major vessels used in embalming process.
    3. Identify accompanying veins of major arteries used in embalming.
    4. Identify considerations and precautions of each major vessel.
    5. List common incision sites and types for each major vessel.
    6. Identify techniques for raising vessels.
    7. Identify suture techniques for closing incisions.
  7. Analyze common concepts of embalming case analysis.
    1. Distinguish embalming significance of post-mortem physical changes.
    2. Distinguish embalming significance of post-mortem chemical changes.
    3. Recall embalming treatments for common body conditions.
  8. Examine concepts of body preparation prior to arterial injection.
    1. Recall necessary legal authorizations for embalming procedure.
    2. Identify common techniques in transferring a body.
    3. Recall initial treatments of the body.
    4. List common techniques for positioning of the body.
    5. Recall commonly-used feature-setting techniques.
    6. Identify techniques to deal with invasive devices.
    7. Recall common pre-embalming conditions and corresponding treatments.

Competencies Revised Date: 2020



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