Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FSE 261 Embalming II with Lab

4 credits
This course covers the process of chemically treating the dead human body to reduce the presence and growth of microorganisms, to temporarily inhibit organic decomposition, and to restore an acceptable physical appearance.

Prerequisites: FSE 251  and FSE 255 

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Explain and demonstrate the concepts of sanitation, disinfection, temporary preservation, and restoration of human remains
  • Describe the general chemical principles of embalming fluids and calculation, and summarize the chemical components
  • Explain how the vascular system is used to distribute and diffuse embalming chemicals to the tissues of the body
  • Identify and document body conditions, embalming techniques and procedures performed with written embalming reports
  • Demonstrate and describe the use of embalming instruments, equipment and sundries, and embalming techniques and procedures
  • Discuss and demonstrate safe environmental work practices through proper disposal of contaminated materials, and proper methods of disposal of blood and body fluids during and following the embalming process
  • Identify and illustrate the ethical practices and the legal and professional responsibilities associated with the custody, sheltering, identification, and preparation of the dead human body by the process of embalming or preparation without embalming
  • Indicate the anatomical considerations for vessel sites and selections