Case Analysis: Normal, No Autopsy, Child, 2yr - 12yrs

Child 2yr – 12yrs

Concentration 1.75% 

Dilution – approx. 12 oz. arterial fluid per gallon of solution (Using 18 index) Use Dilution Calculator for all other index’s 

Directions – 

  1. Mix 12 oz. of 18-index arterial fluid with every 1 gallon of solution, add 1 -3 oz. of humectant fluid. 
  2. Select appropriate artery and vein (typically an autopsy will have been performed so use the exposed arteries as normal).  If no autopsy was performed use the Femoral artery and vein of the right leg.  NOTE:  be mindful of purpling of the head and face due to drainage difficulties and blockages.  If the face does not clear relatively soon a Common Carotid artery should be used with Jugular vein drainage.  
  3. After arterial embalming, check entire body for areas that received poor circulation.  These areas should be hypodermically injected and possibly treated with external packs of preservative cream. NOTE: the buttocks should be hypodermically treated to restore and maintain proper form in younger and small children.
  4. Aspirate the cavities using an infant trocar.
  5. Fully saturate the cavities with cavity fluid.  
  6. Suture incisions including the aspiration holes.  Large trocar buttons may be detected by the family.
  7. Bathe and clean the child with baby soap.
  8. Glue incisions and place cotton over the glued incisions.