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Embalming Alcohol and Drug Abuse Cases

The United States continues to witness a continued rise in deaths resulting from abuse and overdose of drugs and alcohol. Funeral directors and embalmers possessing a comprehensive understanding of the bodily impacts inflicted by these substances are more adept at handling such cases and offering realistic guidance to grieving families.

Professor Astorino's enlightening lecture offers a comprehensive exploration of the changes induced by alcohol, heroin, and prescription painkillers, while providing invaluable insights into embalming strategies tailored to combat their effects.

Professor Astorino’s unique academic background in both cell biology and forensic medicine, coupled with the utilization of numerous high-definition case photographs, produces a unique presentation that you will find not only informative and interesting but extremely relevant and beneficial to those you serve.

Key Program Features:

  1. How alcohol and drugs affect the body before and after death
  2. Case analysis approach to embalming
  3. Chemical selection for specific cases
  4. Treatment of jaundice and edema

Dominick J. Astorino
Mortuary School Professor
Worsham College of Mortuary Science
Wayne State University Dept. of Mortuary Science

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