Removals and Actively handling the deceased
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Please click the link below to be redirected to the important article regarding the Precautions for Handling and Disposal of Dead Bodies. Enclosed you will find some very pertinent information specific to different areas of health care for handling remains with infectious diseases and other various precautions in handling remains.
***This guidance should be read in conjunction with the HPSC Document "Guidelines for the Management of Deceased Persons Harbouring Infectious Disease"
The National Funeral Directors Association recently posted an informational guidance for handling remains infectious with Ebola.
As qualified embalmers, we are often approached by colleagues and the general public with questions regarding furthering education and training within the funeral industry; and even more often than not, most are surprised to hear that annually there hundreds of educational programmes, both distant learning and attended conferences, all around the world.
This form should be used when human remains are being transferred from medical care to the care of the Funeral Director/Embalmer. Its function is to provide contact information should a Funeral Director or Embalmer suffer a sharps injury or in some other way be exposed to the deceased body fluids, placing them at risk of infection.
The HPSC released this Guidance Note for Funeral Directors and Embalmers that may handle potentially infectious human remains. It is important to remember that ALL human remains should be treated as infectious and standard precautions should be exercised during every moment of contact with the deceased.
The Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) has posted new information about Ebola to provide standards and guidance to protect workers from exposure.
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Why do we Embalm?
Death is a certainty we all possess in life and the loss of a loved one is inevitable, unfortunately at times sooner rather than later and in general, one which is rarely discussed and frequently unprepared for.
This guidance, along with further information regarding Ebola may be found here.