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2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FNRL 220 - Embalming I


3 hrs (Sem I)
This course is a study of the physical and chemical changes that take place in the human body after death and the effect that these changes have on the embalming process. A study is made of the chemical composition of the chemicals, solutions and materials used in the embalming process. Discussion will include the necessary components of embalming materials such as arterial fluids, supplemental fluids, water conditioners, special fluids, accessory embalming agents, and the applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement for these chemicals. An in-depth study of anatomical structure of the cardiovascular system as it is used in embalming process is included. The course includes the location of and method of access for the vessels commonly used for the injection of embalming solutions and drainage of waste fluids from the body and the identification of vessels that are significant as routes for the embalming solution. 3 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Funeral Service Education program; and a grade of C or better in BIOL 107  and BIOL 107L , or BIOL 111 /BIOL 111L  and BIOL 112 /BIOL 112L .