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- Place a sign on the door restricting others from entering
- Keep the body in the last position it was found for the Medical Examiner
- Close the patient’s eyes
- Remove the patient’s jewelry and give to a relative
- Put a clean gown on the patient
Post-mortem care is the process of preparing a body for viewing after the patient has died. The patient may be transported to a funeral home or may not be seen by anyone else, but the nurse should care for the body out of respect anyway. This involves closing the patient’s eyes, putting on a clean gown, and position the patient in a relaxed manner that appears comfortable and normal.
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