Mortuary Science

Mortuary Science is the study of deceased bodies through working in funeral homes or mortuaries. Throughout ancient history, there was always one person (or more) in a local area who cared for and prepared bodies before burying or entombing.Today, almost all families use a Funeral Home or Mortuary, and these businesses are run by trained, formally educated, and licensed men and women. "Mortician" and "Funeral Director" have completely replaced the term "undertaker".

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Mortuary Science

Does soju contain embalming fluid?

yes

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Death and Dying
Mortuary Science

What do coroners use to mask smell?

A mask made specifically to ward against bodily smells are sometimes used by doctors, coroners and morticians. If a mask is not present then a salve placed under the nose, usually a menthol or orange scented salve will be used.

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Mortuary Science

What colleges in Iowa offer mortuary science?

For colleges and universities within the United States and its territories, you can obtain this information by clicking on the related links section (College Board) indicated at the bottom of this answer section and using the College Board site College MatchMaker search engine. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study (majors),entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs, school activities, etc., and a link to each institutions official web page. Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort.

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When choosing a college or university within the United States, make sure the institution has a regional accreditation. With a regional accreditation you can be assured the coursework and degree you complete will be recognized by all other colleges and universities as well as employers. Below I have listed the six regional accrediting agencies and their geographical areas of responsibility. I am disclosing the below so you do not become a victim of educational scams, institutions that are nothing more than diploma mills, or that do not have the best accreditation, and are eager to take your money for a degree that is worthless. Make sure the institution is accredited by one of following responsible agencies.

Regional Accreditation Agencies

· Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - Educational institutions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, as well as schools for American children in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

· New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Educational institutions in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

· North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - Educational institutions in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

· Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities - Postsecondary institutions (colleges and universities) in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

· Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Educational institutions in California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau, and Northern Marianas Islands.

· Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Educational institutions in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.

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Funerals
Death and Dying
Mortuary Science

Why do we embalm dead people?

The popularity of embalming folks increased during the American Civi War when the dead were often shipped long distances home for burial. Dead folks tend to stink and the embalming kept the stench down.

Prior to that a lot of cultures preserved their dead the Peruvians, Chinese and Egyptians are good examples. Generally this was tied to the belief that a good looking corpse was better received in the afterlife.

In today's world some religions and cultural groups do not allow embalming. Most main stream North Americans opt for it along with the cosmetic program. The general thought is that you should look "good" in your coffin. There is no health reason to be embalmed.

Embalming can lead to problem with groundwater near cemetaries. The chemicals used can leach out as the body decomposes. This problem has been reduced as the funeral industry moved away from asenic based embalming fluids.

Recently a display called "BODIES The Exhibiton has been on tour. It features embalmed corpses in various positions. This is a specialized form of embalming using plastics and polymers

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What do you call a person that embalms people?

a mortician

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Ancient History
Ancient Egypt
Mortuary Science

Jars that held the embalmed organs?

Canopic Jars

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Definitions
Mortuary Science

What does Mortuary mean?

A mortuary is a place where bodies are kept. In the older days mortuaries were not really funeral homes but places where a person who has just been pronounced dead is kept for a few days to make sure that the person died. Today this is not necessary, but today's term for a mortuary is basically a funeral home. But one big difference is that a funeral home was often equipped with an upstairs apartment that a family would move into, in order to be with the remains located downstairs, until the funeral services were completed. A mortuary was simply one that was absent such an apartment.

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Job Training and Career Qualifications
Mortuary Science

Do you have to attend mortuary school to obtain funeral directors license if you have a 4 year degree already?

Yes

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Mortuary Science

How do you get into mortuary school?

sorry, i am from India (Uttar Pradesh)

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Word Brain Teasers
Mortuary Science

Who invented the mortuary?

Nobody knows for sure which exact individual woke up with the idea one morning, however it has been documented that the first people to establish the "mortuary rituals" (i.e. embalming, preparing the body for death, providing a set location just for that purpose) are the Egyptian people. In ancient Egypt, people were mummified and the dead were remembered with a ritual much like a funeral.

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Funerals
Voodoo and Santeria
Mortuary Science

Does Santeria have any unusual mortuary or funeral customs?

The question is itself a bit strange in that it assumes funerary rituals of their own culture are "norma" as oppose to "unusual". I would say that all cultures have varying rites, rituals and ceremonies. Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Buddhist, Vodou, Santeria (Lucumi) and many others have culturally relative practices when it comes to funerary customs.

Even within these broad headings there are variations among them including Vodou, Santeria and other African diasporic traditions.

Most religions are composite and borrow from other cultures through diffusion and other forms of interaction over long periods of time. Christianity itself is an amalgam of Roman, Greek, Jewish, Pagan, Egyptian religious practices.

So to answer your question, yes as with all cultures and traditions Vodou, Santeria, Lucumi, Candomble and other African diasporic traditions are unique to the cosmology of African traditions, vary and are highly complex.

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Laboratory Testing
Forensic Science
Pathology
Mortuary Science

Can you autopsy a body after its been embalmed?

yes do you watch the A&E channel Yes, but you loose all of the blood toxicology tests.

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Funerals
Pharmacy Technicians
Mortuary Science

What is a mortuary technician?

A Mortuary Technician is somone who assists the Medical Examiner during an Autopsy procedure.

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Conditions and Diseases
Mortuary Science

What happens in an embalming?

A Funeral Director (Embalmer) will normally make a 3 inch incision near the Clavicle. A hooked instrument will then be inserted in the incision to pull up the Jugular Vein and Carotid Artery. The vein and artery will be cut slightly; A drainage tube will be inserted into the vein and another tube will insert into the artery. Arterial embalming fluid will be pumped into the carotid, traveling through the bodies arterial system thus reaching the bodies organs and tissus. As the arterial fluid enters the body, blood is forced out through the venous system into the drain tube and out of the body.The Thoracic and Abdominal cavity is Aspirated (Fluids Removed)by the insertion of a Trocar (Long hollow needle) and then Body Cavity fluid is injected using the same Trocar. Situations occur due to circumstance of death,disease,autopsy etc.. where different arteries and veins are used. However, in most cases this is the common procedure. to make it easy to understand in embalming, the body fluids are removed and embalming fluid is injected in to replace it.

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Head Lice
Mortuary Science

Can head lice Kill you?

No they are only a pest

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Mortuary Science
Cosmetology

What is mortuary cosmetology?

hair and makeup on the dead for the funeral

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Where can you bury a dead body?

feed it to ur granny

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Death and Dying
Mortuary Science

Do eyes stay open after death?

I've heard they can fall open because of gravity that's why mortitions sew them shut.

When a person dies, all of their muscles relax. If the eyes are open at the moment of death, they will usually stay that way. Also, if someone had their eyes closed at the moment of death, they will tend to open a short time later due to the relaxation of the muscles that open and close the eyes. This isn't always the case, but for the majority of people, the eyes will be open. Morticians do not sew the eyes shut. The old fashioned way was to take some cotton and place it under the eyelids. This kept them shut and gave them shape, as the eyes tend to sink back into the sockets after death. The current method of keeping the eyes closed is to use what are called eye caps. They have little grippers on one side, and are smooth on the other. The grippers keep the lids closed.

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Management and Supervision
Mortuary Science

What are the steps involved in management control process?

The essential elements of any control process are

• Establishment of Standards

• Measurement

• Comparing performance with the standards

• Taking corrective actions

Establishment of Standards is the first step in control process. Standards represent criteria for performance. A standard acts as reference line or a basis of appraisal of actual performance. Standards should be set precisely and preferable in quantitative terms. Setting standard is closely linked and is and integral part of the planning process. Standards are used or bench marks by which performance is measured in the control operations at the planning stage, planning is the basis of control.

Measurement of Performance After establishing the standards, the second step is to measure actual performance of various individuals, groups or units. Managementshould not depend upon the guess that standards are being met measurement of performance against standards should ideally be done on a forward looking basis so that deviations may be detected in advance of their occurrence and avoided by appropriate actions.

Comparing Performance with Standards Appraisal of performance or comparing of actual performance with pre-determined standards is an important step in control process.

Comparison is easy where standards have been set in quantitative terms as in production and marketing. In other cases, where results are intangible and cannot be measured quantitatively direct personal observations, inspection and reports are few methods which can be used for evaluation. The evaluation will reveal some deviations from the set standards. The evaluator should point out defect or deficiencies in performance and investigate the causes responsible for these.

Taking Corrective Actions Managers should know exactly where in the assignment of individual or groupduties, the corrective action must be applied. Managers may correct deviations by redrawing their plans or by modifying their goals. Or they may correct deviations by exercising their organizing functions through reassignment or clarification of duties. They may correct, also, by additional stapling or better selection and training of subordinates.

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Heart Rate
Aging and Life Extension
Mortuary Science

What is the decay rate for every second of the average human body?

It is 201776 ratings of blood!!

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Bachelors Degrees
Mortuary Science

Which Florida colleges offer mortuary science?

You can obtain this information by clicking on the related links section (College Board) indicated at the bottom of this answer box and using the sites College MatchMaker search engine. You can research colleges and universities by name, or by programs of study, or by geographical location, size, or combinations of part or all of them. The site will provide you with a list of institutions based on your request. It will give you the schools background, accreditation, degree offerings, programs of study (majors), entrance requirements, tuition and fees, financial assistance, room and board, athletic programs, school activities, etc., and a link to each institutions official web page. Practice navigating this site. It will be well worth the time and effort.

WARNING!!!

When choosing a college or university within the United States, make sure the institution has a regional accreditation. With a regional accreditation you can be assured the coursework and degree you complete will be recognized by all other colleges and universities as well as employers. Below I have listed the six regional accrediting agencies and their geographical areas of responsibility. I am disclosing the below so you do not become a victim of educational scams, institutions that are nothing more than diploma mills, or that do not have the best accreditation, and are eager to take your money for a degree that is worthless. Make sure the institution is accredited by one of following responsible agencies.

Regional Accreditation Agencies

· Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools - Educational institutions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, as well as schools for American children in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

· New England Association of Schools and Colleges - Educational institutions in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

· North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - Educational institutions in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

· Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities - Postsecondary institutions (colleges and universities) in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

· Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Educational institutions in California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau, and Northern Marianas Islands.

· Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Educational institutions in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.

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European Cars
Federal Laws
Black Death (Plagues)
Mortuary Science

What is the name of a black cars specially to transport dead body to be buried?

Those cars are called hearses. Those cars are called hearses. Those cars are called hearses. Those cars are called hearses. A hearse.

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How does a mortician put clothes on the dead body?

The same way you would dress a mannequin or any inert body.

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Holocaust
Environmental Issues
Skeletal System
Mortuary Science

How do you embalm a dead body?

The embalming process is two steps: first embalming fluid is pumped into main vessels of the body, which in turn displace the blood. This is done at four points: the femoral arteries and the radial arteries or sometimes the carotid arteries. Next the embalmer, using a trocar - a long tube with a sharp pointed end, aspirates all of the internal organs to rid them of gasses and fluids, and replaces the abdominal cavity with embalming fluid. The cavity fluid is then aspirated and the hole that's left from the trocar is plugged up with a stopper. If the body has been autopsied, a preservative compound is used and the incisions made by the medical examiner are stitched together using a thick mortuary twine. The body is then dressed, casketed, and cosmetized. In some cases the face is re-sculptured using plastic compounds and putty. In

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Do they glue your anus shut when you die?

yes, in most instances the use a product such as Gorilla Glue. But in certain situations where as the rectum is too large or inflamed they must use construction grade cement.

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