Case 1 Part 1 – Educator Edition

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My Beta

1. Clamp.
2. Scissors (bowel scissors/enterotome)
3. Scalpel.
4. Forceps.
5. Bone saw.
6. EKG electrodes
7. Bruise. Trauma. Heparin (blood thinner) injection.
8. Collar bone (clavicle)
9. Postmortem drying (desiccation).
10. Livor mortis.
11. Fat. Skin. Subcutaneous tissue.
12. Rib.
13. Intercostal space. Intercostal mucle. Intercostal arteries, veins, nerves.
14. Muscle. Pectoralis muscle.
15. Stenocleidomastoid muscle. The white area is where the tendon attaches.
16. Cartilage. Bone.
17. Costochorondral junction.
18. Linea alba.
19. Small intestine

Intermediate level questions
1. What is the name of the standard incision used in an autopsy?
2. Which direction was the patient facing when she was found?
3. How would you decide if the patient had had CPR?
4. The pathologist mentions adhesions. What are those?
5. Where was the fat thinnest in this dissection?
6. What’s the difference between the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscle ?

Higher level questions
1. Why do you think the pathologist indicated he wanted to go slow entering the abdomen?
2. Did you see any fluid come out of the abdomen when it was entered? Would you expect to?
3. Did the bowel look healthy or sick? How could you tell?
4. When would you use a scissors vs. a scalpel?
5. Where would find livor mortis if the patient were found on her back?
6. Where would you find livor mortis if the patient died on her back, but someone turned her over after a day and then she was found a week later?


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