Focuses on the art and science of embalming. This title covers the long history of embalming, explains embalming theory, and describes practice, including the advanced trends. It includes coverage of: Legal, social, and technical considerations of embalming; Health and regulatory standards; Chemicals and methods; and, more.
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The most complete and up-to-date text on the art and science of embalming
Sponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education
Comprehensive and thoroughly updated in this fifth edition, Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice is the leading text in the field. The trusted classic covers the long history of embalming, explains embalming theory, and describes present practice, including the latest trends.
Special attention has been given to the creation of a safe working environment - from the standpoint of ergonomics, personal hygiene, and the use of embalming chemicals. Expanded technical areas of the book will assist you in the preparation of the body for viewing without using standard embalming chemicals. The fifth edition is also enhanced by a full-color 12-page insert demonstrating restorative arts and mortuary cosmetology.
Turn to the field's leading text for unmatched coverage of:
Legal, social, and technical considerations of embalming Health and regulatory standards Chemicals and methods Specific conditions and causes of death that influence the type of embalming Special cosmetic applications and restorative procedures Preparation of organ and tissue donors Embalming for shipping
Robert G. Mayer is Adjunct Professor at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
PART I. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF EMBALMING
Embalming: Social, Psychological, Ethical, and Regulatory Considerations
Fundamentals of Embalming
Personal Health and Regulatory Standards
The Preparation Room
Death--Agonal and Postmortem Changes
Use of Embalming Chemicals
Embalming Vessel Sites and Selections
Preparation of the Body Prior to Arterial Injection
Injection and Drainage Techniques
Distribution and Diffusion of Arterial Solution
Treatments after Arterial Injection
General Body Considerations
Preparation of Autopsied Bodies
Preparation of Organ and Tissue Donors
Effect of Drugs on the Embalming Process
Section II. The Origin and History of Embalming, Edward C. Johnson, Gail R. Johnson, and Melissa Johnson
PART II. RESTORATIVE ART AND MORTUARY COSMETOLOGY Section I. Restorative Art
Restorative Art--Part 1
Restorative Art--Part 2
Restorative Art--Part 3--Mortuary Cosmetology
Section II. History of Modern Restorative Art, Edward C. Johnson, Gail R. Johnson, and Melissa J. Williams
PART III. SELECTED READINGS AND GLOSSARY
SECTION I. Selected Readings
Summary of Guidelines Submitted to OSHA from the National Funeral Directors Association Committee on Infectious Disease (Summer, 1989)
Armed Services Specification for Mortuary Services (Care of Remains of Deceased Personnel and Regular and Port of Entry Requirements for Caskets and Shipping Cases). Appendix D, Federal Acquisition Regulation AR 638-2.9, February 1996
Identification: An Essential Part of What We Do
The Mathematics of Embalming Chemistry: Part I. A Critical Evaluation of "One-Bottle" Embalming Chemical Claims
The Measurement of Formaldehyde Retention in the Tissues of Embalmed Bodies
The Two-Year Fix: Long-Term Preservation for Delayed Viewing
Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde in Mortuaries
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Formaldehyde (Is It Good or Is It Evil?)
The Preparation Room: Ventilation
Risk of Infection and Tracking Work-related Infectious Diseases in the Funeral Industry
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Personnel, Section 3--Information for Embalmers
Hepatitis from A to G
The Increase in MRSA and VRE
The Antimicrobial Activity of Embalming Chemicals and Topical Disinfectants on the Microbial Flora of Human Remains
The Microbiologic Evaluation and Enumeration of Postmortem Specimens from Human Remains
Professional Hair Care for Human Remains
Fountain's Method of Management Techniques for the Eyes
Enhance Emaciated Features Arterially Using Split Injection and Restricted Drainage
Embalming--United Kingdom and European
The Art of Embalming and its Purpose
Section II. Glossary
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