Severe Jaundice / Moderate Edema –
Dilution – approx. 13-14 oz. per gallon solution (Using an 20-18 index arterial fluid, respectively). Use Dilution Calculator for all other indexes
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.
Elevate decedent – as vertical as possible allows gravity to work best.
Leave incision open as long as possible prior to dressing and casketing (other prep).