Responsible for preparing the deceased's body for burial. Disinfects and cleanses body, empties body of blood, and injects body with chemicals for preservation purposes.
- Prepare dead bodies for burial.
- Remove body place where person died.
- Take body to funeral home.
- Fill out paperwork.
- Log personal items.
- Write down any bruising, discoloration, or cuts that are manifest on the body.
- Document procedures and chemicals to be used.
- Remove clothing, bandages, and anything else upon the body.
- Use disinfectant to cleanse skin and face.
- Massage muscles if rigor mortis has set in to loosen them.
- Shave male and female faces with razor.
- Place limbs in ideal position for viewing.
- Glue eyelids together or place cotton balls behind eyelids to prevent dehydration.
- Tie jaw together with piece of suture string.
- Place mouth former in mouth to shape it.
- Glue lips in place.
- Squeeze caulk inside mouth to give it a fuller shape.
- Mix embalming fluid and prepare for injection.
- Inject embalming fluid into artery.
- Drain blood from a nearby vein simultaneously.
- Inject chemicals into other areas of the body.
- Ensure blood is drained into sewer system.
- Remove arterial and jugular tubes and tie vessels shut.
- Suction fluids out of internal organs with trocar.
- Inject cavity fluid into torso.
- Wash body and hair to remove chemicals.
- Apply makeup to face and hands and trim nails.
- Style hair and place clothes on decedent.