[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?
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?
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!
St.Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD 21204
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