The HSE publication “Controlling the risks of infection at work from Human Remains” is the bible by which funeral directors should be working when handling deceased patients.
However, there is anecdotal evidence that practices from some funeral directors may not be at a satisfactory level. The AAPT is therefore looking to collate some information from Mortuary staff to present evidence to the NAFD and SAIF. It is hoped this can then be used as a starting point to address any shortfalls identified. Your participation in the survey would be greatly appreciated. The wider range of responses we receive the better informed we will be of the existence and extent of any problem areas.
Undertake the survey here