AObtain Special Instructions

(1) Ask your supervisor for any special instructions in caring for the deceased.

(2) Consult your MTF standing operating procedure (SOP).

NOTE: This step is vitally important in providing postmortem care. Each institution has its own procedure to be exercised in the care of deceased patients. These procedures vary because of local mortician preferences or state and local laws. Despite the difference in procedures, many elements in caring for a deceased patient remain essentially the same. The supervisor will give specialized instructions in caring for the deceased patient.

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