Mild Edema –
Dilution – approx. 9 oz. per gallon solution (Using a 33 index) Use Dilution Calculator for all other index’s
Repeat as necessary. Use professional judgment, but approximately 1 gal for every 50 lb. of body weight should be considered.
*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.
Semi-lunar incision – allows gravity to drain edema from head, face and neck.
Restricted Cervical Injection (RCI) – First inject up into the head via Common Carotid Arteries. Inject the carotid arteries separate Left then the Right, in that order. Do not use a “Y-injector”. Full control over each side is vital.
Elevate decedent as vertical as possible allows gravity to work best.
Buy some time – Keep decedent elevated as long as possible for best results. Do not suture semi-lunar incision until time for Dressing/Cosmetics (other prep).
Using a hot iron assists in tightening the skin and removing wrinkling commonly seen after edema has been eliminated.