Treat complex post mortem cases

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to treat complex cases of post mortem complications.

1.1 Prepare and use personal protective equipment.

1.2 Prepare mortuary area and appropriate mortuary instruments and equipment.

1.3 Conduct case analysis to identify type of condition through physical examination of the deceased person.

1.4 Liaise with funeral staff and family, where appropriate, about the possible outcome of the treatment for viewing purposes.

2. Treat deceased persons with advanced decomposition.

2.1 Cleanse and disinfect the body.

2.2 Identify extent of decomposition.

2.3 Check skin for skin slip and durability.

2.4 Determine if arterial injection is possible and identify primary injection sites.

2.5 Conduct hypodermic and surface embalming as required.

2.6 If needed, securely wrap deceased in plastic and sheeting using embalming powders to contain odour and leakage.

2.7 Recognise and manage hazards, complications and problems.

3. Treat frozen deceased persons.

3.1 Determine extent of frozen condition.

3.2 Thaw to pliable condition to allow access to arteries.

3.3 Use hypodermic or surface embalming to areas not receiving arterial solution.

3.4 Wrap deceased in plastic and sheeting using embalming powders to contain leakage.

3.5 Cleanse and disinfect the body.

3.6 Check skin for skin slip and durability.

3.7 Determine specific chemicals required including strength and volume.

3.8 Recognise and manage hazards, complications and problems.

4. Treat deceased organ and tissue donors.

4.1 Determine extent of organ and tissue donation.

4.2 Remove all sutures.

4.3 Remove and disinfect any bone replacement material in limbs if present.

4.4 Dry area and apply cauterizing agent.

4.5 Perform arterial/hypodermic/surface embalming as required.

4.6 Reinsert disinfected bone replacement material into limbs if applicable.

4.7 Suture all incisions.

4.8 Apply appropriate glue to incision areas as required.

4.9 Wrap body appropriately to contain possible leakage.

5. Treat deceased persons with tissue gas.

5.1 Cleanse and disinfect the body.

5.2 Check skin for skin slip and durability.

5.3 Confirm appropriate primary injection site.

5.4 Determine specific chemicals required including strength and volume.

5.5 Identify exit points for the tissue gas.

5.6 Insert hypodermic needle into appropriate point to create a channelling effect toward the tissue gas.

5.7 Move gas in direction of hypodermic holes to facilitate its expulsion from the deceased person’s body.

5.8 Create a barrier to prevent gas travelling into the face.

5.9 Apply cauterising agent as required.

5.10 Recognise and manage hazards, complications and problems.

6. Treat deceased persons with major trauma.

6.1 Cleanse and disinfect the body.

6.2 Check skin for skin slip and durability.

6.3 Determine extent and location of trauma.

6.4 Rejoin bones using wire or glue.

6.5 Reconstruct and position bones.

6.6 Form missing bony structures artificially formed if needed.

6.7 Treat trauma areas that will be covered by clothing, in appropriate manner to ensure preservation and restoration and bandage accordingly.

6.8 Treat visible trauma areas in appropriate manner to ensure preservation and restoration using wax, cosmetics or bandage accordingly for viewing.

6.9 Recognise and manage hazards, complications and problems.

7. Complete documentation and clean instruments, equipment and mortuary area.

7.1 Complete case analysis report that includes reference to any complications that occurred during treatment and corrective actions taken.

7.2 Clean, disinfect or sterilise instruments and equipment.

7.3 Dispose of waste materials as appropriate.

7.4 Store instruments and equipment and report faults.

7.5 Clean and disinfect mortuary area.