Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by Robert Mayer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071741399

ISBN-13: 9780071741392

Pub. Date: 12/01/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071741392
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Edition description:
List
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
287,356
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF
EMBALMING

Section I:

1. Embalming: Social, Psychological, Ethical, and
Regulatory Considerations

2. Fundamentals of Embalming

3. Personal Health and Regulatory Standards

4. The Preparation Room

5. Death—Agonal and Postmortem Changes

6. Embalming Chemicals

7. Use of Embalming Chemicals

8. Anatomical Considerations

9. Embalming Vessel Sites and Selections

10. Embalming Analysis

11. Preparation of the Body Prior to Arterial Injection

12. Injection and Drainage Techniques

13. Distribution and Diffusion of Arterial Solution

14. Cavity Embalming

15. Treatments after Arterial Injection

16. General Body Considerations

17. Preparation of Autopsied Bodies

18. Preparation of Organ and Tissue Donors

19. Delayed Embalming

20. Discolorations

21. Moisture Considerations

22. Vascular Considerations

23. Effect of Drugs on the Embalming Process

24. Selected Conditions

25. Embalming for Delayed Viewing, Re-embalming of the Body, Embalming for Shipping, and Shipped-In Bodies

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

Index

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