(c) Jewelry and personal articles (get-well cards, eyeglasses, religious
articles, and so forth). Return these items to the family in the presence of a witness.
Never leave valuable articles unattended.
Remove soiled dressings and discard them in the contaminated
(5) Tie off, remove, or clamp all drains and tubes as directed by supervisor.
Tubes are generally left in body for an autopsy.
(6) Wash body and remove adhesive markings from the skin (if applicable)
with solvent (acetone) as prescribed in the SOP.
Apply new dressings over wounds. Use a minimum amount of tape and
(8) Pad anal and urinary areas with perineal pad or abdominal pad IAW local
SOP. The perineal pad is placed to absorb feces and urine that are expelled as the
sphincters relax and to absorb drainage.
(10) Secure ankles and wrists.
(a) Cross right ankle over left ankle, place ABD pad between ankles and
secure with gauze roller bandage or according to local SOP.
(b) Cross right wrist over left wrist, place ABD pad between wrists, and
secure with gauze roller bandage or IAW local SOP.
(11) Attach two body tags, DA Form 3910 (Death Tag), to the body.
Obtain three completed and signed death tags from supervisor.
Tie death (body) tag to right great toe.
Tie death (body) tag to left wrist.
Do not tie the tags so tight as to cause severe skin discoloration.
(12) Wrap the body.
With assistance, roll the body to the side of the bed.