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BioSeal Portable System - Sealing Remains

by A. Kim Hayes, MPH, BSN, RN. Beth L. Beam, PhD, RN.


- Published: 07/16/2020 | Running Time: 00:00

In this video we demonstrate sealing remains in a bio-safety level 4 containment body bag using a BioSeal System 5 Portable System.

The advantage of the portable system is that in addition to functioning via a standard AC outlet, it has its own power supply which allows for use in locations where access to a standard AC outlet is not available.

It is appropriate for use in clinical and non-clinical locations, by healthcare professionals, law enforcement, coroners, and by disaster response teams after a mass casualty or pandemic event.

To develop pathogen specific protocols for the safe handling of human remains for your organization, visit the CDC website below for guidance:

CDC - Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/clinicians/evd/handling-human-remains.html

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After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Identify the equipment required for successfully sealing remains using a BioSeal System 5 Portable System.
  • Identify the appropriate PPE to be worn while sealing remains.
  • Describe the appropriate infection control methods and the process for sealing remains.

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