Difficult, Edema without Jaundice, Edema Localized, Arm, Moderate Edema

Moderate Edema –

Concentration 2.6%

Dilution – approx. 10 oz. per gallon solution (Using a 33 index) Use Dilution Calculator for all other index’s

Directions –

  1. Dissolve 1.5 cups Epsom Salt completely in 1 gallon of lukewarm water; keep in separate container.
  2. Pour 10 oz of 33 index arterial into embalming machine tank,
  3. 5-8 oz of capillary conditioner,
  4. 5-8 oz. of drainage chemical and
  5. 4 oz edema chemical. Next,
  6. Add dissolved salt water up to 1-gallon total solution* (roughly 1/3rd tank using a 3 gal. tank). Pour through nylon stockings to filter un-dissolved salt crystals from entering embalming machine tank.

Repeat as necessary.  Use professional judgment.

*Some manufacturers suggest against the use of Epsom Salt, but I’ve never had an issue with all the most popular machines on the market.

Recommended procedures:

Select Subclavian Artery for injection.

Elevate hand(s) above elbow the more vertical the quicker gravity works.

Consider channeling up the forearm from the elbow (near the funny bone), with a trocar.  Next, reverse the trocar up the same incision to channel the bicep.

Leave incision open as long as possible before dressing.