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Hey fellow A&P students, we saw the body!! Wow, it was not as bad as I had thought it would be. I found it pretty interesting really. The lungs were smaller than I thought, ie. they were not... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    We have one, too. We only got to see it in A & P I, but we could smell it every time we were in there....

    We have one of those Human Patient Simulators....anyone got one of those????

    Kristy
  2. by   JennyRN2B
    They were commenting yesterday that YOU actually have to PAY to donate your body. They are only allowed to keep it for 2 years unless they get specific permission from the family. Can you imagine...having to PAY...???
    Jen
  3. by   tatianamik
    Originally posted by JennyRN2B
    They were commenting yesterday that YOU actually have to PAY to donate your body. They are only allowed to keep it for 2 years unless they get specific permission from the family. Can you imagine...having to PAY...???
    Jen
    Since when??? Here they pay for your funeral costs after a year or cremation. Your family's choice.
  4. by   JennyRN2B
    I am not sure. It was mentioned by the instructor that the person pays to donate. He mentioned this because he had mentioned the cost of "purchasing" a cadaver.
  5. by   RN2B2005
    Here in Seattle the University of Washington has a waiting list (!) to donate bodies. It DOES cost quite a lot to preserve and then dispose of a human body, although I don't think that excuses nursing schools from providing them. The waiting list exists because the University will pick up and transport the deceased, then pay for a private memorial service in addition to the annual public memorial service.

    The medical college has a special columbarium at a local cemetery where families can visit after their loved ones are cremated, and they have a memorial service once a year where medical and nursing students can thank the families of the donors.
  6. by   essarge
    They keep them for two years????? EWWWWW!!!!

    Let's see...cat, yes.....pig, yes.....goats heart, yes....nope, no cadaver here. But do get to see a lot of interesting things in the ER!
  7. by   tatianamik
    Originally posted by essarge
    ....nope, no cadaver here. But do get to see a lot of interesting things in the ER!
    An ER nurse here in town a few years ago got fired after allowing someone to bring in a primate (I can't remember if it was a gorrilla, orangutange, chimpanze, or what) into the ER because it wasn't breathing and starting CPR on the animal.
  8. by   gonnabeanurse2
    Jenny I am in south east IL...middle of nowhere. We also had bodies, 5 of them. We actually get a new one each yr. I got to participate in the actual dissection of the new one last yr...what an experience!!

    Our cadavers come from Chicago. They are people that have donated their bodies to science, and yes the school has to pay for them...can't remember how much but it was pretty expensive. The school can keep them for I think it is 5 yrs, then they are cremated and returned to the families.

    As my awesome a & p instructor says, "May the blade be with you and not in you."
  9. by   JennyRN2B
    Sheila,
    Wow, you keep your guys for 5 years...ewww I was thinking how yuck he looked after just one. This is his final year at our school. Whew, 5...

    I can not imagine disecting one. I did think for a moment if I did have to touch him, as long as I had gloves on, it might not be too bad... I will never know! tee hee

    Which school are you attending?

    Jenny
  10. by   GPatty
    We had a cadaver in Ohio when I was in school there. It was pretty cool. His skull opened, his chest came off (so we could see his innards) and he was skinned.
    I rememeber he was in his 80's when he passed away and the instructor said he had him (the body) in the lab for 6 years, I believe? (This was back in '94~ so I'm pulling on alot of memory strings here...)
    I thought it was amazing!
    But here in Indiana, we didn't have one. We got to dissect a cow's eye, a sheep brain and a fetal pig though.
  11. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by Jennerizer
    Wow......all we got to see was a cat. I wonder where they find people that are willing to donate their bodies for research.
    In x-ray school we also had cadavers. When I ask where they come from, I was told by the instructor that if no one claims bodies at the city morgue after a certain period of time, they are donated to local medical colleges' etc.

    Our school also had mortuary science in the same building and we shared the learning experience together. Now that's one job I wouldn't want!
    C
  12. by   renerian
    WE disected a cat.............

    renerian
  13. by   luluann
    We have 1 of each. Just got a new "man" over the Christmas break. Our instructor said we could help skin him but we haven't had time yet. We get to use them more this semester for a/p2. Our school keeps them for 2 years and then they are sent back to the Medical College in Madison (WI) If the family wishes to have the remains, they are cremated and then the family can pick them up.

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