[Histonet] Bodies in morgue - who does the checking?

Rogerson Kemlo (ELHT) Pathology Kemlo.Rogerson <@t> elht.nhs.uk
Tue Jul 19 01:49:00 CDT 2005

In the UK I believe that it is the Police's responsibility to check in
the body, strip and take valuables (with a Porter in attendance); these
are obviously BID's (Brought in Dead). If 'more expert help' is needed,
for example a badly decomposed body or a mutilated one, then an APT
(Anatomical Pathology Technician) would be called. Hospital cases are
dealt with by the Nursing Staff and placed in the Mortuary by the

Is this a Universal UK procedure?

-----Original Message-----
From: Paula Wilder [mailto:histo20 <@t> hotmail.com] 
Sent: 18 July 2005 17:38
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Bodies in morgue - who does the checking?

Hi everyone!

Any feedback on whose responsibility it is to check bodies in the morgue
your respective instituition would be greatly appreciated.  So far, by 
phoning neighboring hospitals, I have found that Security, a diener
or the Pathology Assistants are the ones responsible.  Any help in this 
would truly be greatly appreciated!  Thanks so much!

Paula Wilder
St.Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD 21204

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