Management of Deceased Individuals Harbouring Infectious Diseases

By Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Monday, 22nd September 2014 | 0 comments
Filed under: Industry News.

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.

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