Module 5: Care and preparation of the deceased
This page contains additional information to assist and guide you through the following learning outcomes for this module:
Summary of Learning Outcomes:
To achieve this unit a candidate must:
LO 1: Awareness of the human anatomy
1.1 Describe the anatomical structure and identifiable features of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and respiratory systems of the human body.
1.2 Describe the anatomical structure and identifiable features of the musculoskeletal system of the human body.
LO2: Conduct first offices
2.1 Explain the importance of why the work area needs to be in a clean and in a hygienic condition before conducting first offices.
2.2 Identify which instruments and equipment are required during first offices and why these must be clean and safe for use.
2.3 Identify the personal protective equipment (PPE) your funeral business requires you to wear during first offices.
2.4 Describe funeral business’ policies and procedures for the disposal of non-clinical and clinical waste.
2.5 Describe the funeral business procedure to confirm the identity of the deceased and identify the relevant documentation.
2.6 Explain the differing tests for death which should conducted on the deceased.
2.7 Identify what remedial action to take and who to inform when evidence of infectious disease is identified.
2.8 Explain why personal effects and jewellery must be recorded and securely stored when removed from the deceased.
2.9 Describe the importance of preparation of the body to ensure the deceased is dry, disinfected and as clean as their condition allows.
2.10 Describe how to prepare and protect the modesty of the deceased.
2.11 Describe how to ensure that the preparation and presentation of the deceased meets client requirements.
LO3: Care of the deceased and practice following port mortem examination
3.1 Outline the importance of Identifying and recording marks and injuries on the deceased and subsequent reporting to the funeral director (applicable to post mortem and non-post mortem cases).
3.2 Outline the importance of Identifying and recording marks and injuries on the deceased and subsequent reporting to the funeral director (non-post mortem cases).
3.3 Describe the techniques to prepare the deceased and position into the coffin.