Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
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Discuss the safety factors nurses should consider in regard to handling of a patient's body after death.
Identify the elements of post mortem care that can impact the physical appearance of a body prior to transfer from the hospital.
Explain each of these elements and discuss the proper procedure for handling a recently deceased patient in regard to the effects of each.