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Very interesting if you have a strong stomach.

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by MyLittleCody120 MyLittleCody120 (New Member) New Member

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I found this website that is extremely interesting, and you can learn a lot from. It is a British television show called Autopsy: Life and Death. The show is about diseases that kill people such as cancer, poisoning, and circulatory problems. They perform an autopsy in front of anatomy students and explain what each disease does to the body, and they show you in the organs exactly what it looks like. These are real autopsies, so if you don't have a strong stomach, I don't know if it is something you want to watch.

http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/A/autopsy/

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ceecel.dee is a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, ER, L&D, ICU, OR, Educator.

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Wow...all I can say is wow!

I watched the one on aging, a topic I teach, and...well...appropriate for the classroom? What do you think? I'd love to use it!

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prmenrs has 42 years experience as a RN and specializes in NICU, Infection Control.

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I think it would be great for any student who had @ least dissected a mammal of some sort. That would mitigate the "ooo, yuck" factor, hopefully. If a student didn't want to watch, they shouldn't "have" to. (jmo)

It is a little hard to watch the human being handled. I watched the one titled "poisoning", which is really about kidney function. Besides the cadaver, he had an interesting model glomerulus.

Great Stuff!

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nurseangel47 has 26 years experience and specializes in geriatric, hospice, med/surg.

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WOW! Thank you SO much for this link. It IS very informative...and reawakening my curiosity and desire to remain in the healthcare field!!! Certainly a reminder, anyway! Thankyou,thankyou,thankyou!!!

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kstec has 1 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics/Family Practice.

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I was able to see an autopsy in the last week on LPN school. It was the most awesome, yet troublesome thing I'd ever seen. The anatomy was phenomonal (sp) but the whole concept and realization of death and what is done to the body during an autopsy still to this day freaks me out. I of course will watch all of these clips because I love to learn, but my stomach will on occasion get queasy. Thank you so much for the web page.

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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing this! I also watched the kidney episode, and the model was really cool.

This program is made in conjunction with the Institute of Plastinization, the folks that produce the BODY WORLD exhibits, which is really amazing if you are interested in anatomy. I highly recommend going if it's in your city. Here's the info:

http://www.bodyworlds.com/en/exhibitions/future_exhibitions.html

One other observation...I love British television. Could you imagine something as truly educational (and not sugar-coated to death) as "Autopsy" on US television? So many American programs are watered-down versions of UK shows to begin with.

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Lorie P. specializes in Med/Surge, Private Duty Peds.

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this was way too cool!! thanks so much for sharing. i have watched the one on poisoning part 1 & 2 way cool!!!

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MrsMommaRN has 2 years experience and specializes in orthopaedics.

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i have been looking for something like this for awhile. thanks so much for your post.

when i took my anatomy ii class we were able to volunteer to come in and help dissect (sp) the new cadavars that came in. it was an honor and an awesome expericene. at the end of the semester (or when the cadavers are deemed unusable) the cadavers are creamated and we have a beautiful ceremony at the school. the families that were kind enough to donate their loved one are invited.

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mizfradd has 11 years experience as a CNA and specializes in med/surg, psych, public health.

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Thanks for posting such an informative site!

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Atl_John specializes in Pulmonology/Critical Care, Internal Med.

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Increadible, I loved it. Its a shame that we do not get our anatomy classes taught with real cadavers, there is only so much that a sheeps brain can teach us. Learning on a human would be far more beneficial in my opinion. Especially for those of us who are in healthcare. I was lucky enough to go and see the bodys exhibit when it was in Atlanta, it was truely astonishing to see all the various parts that I had learned about in anatomy and to be able to see them in human form was one of the most educational trips of my life

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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Thank You for sharing. I watched the one on CA and it was very interesting. I am planning to go see the plastination exhibit as soon as we can arrange it. Several friends have seen it and they loved it. Stomach wise it didn't bother me. I know the woman consented and also know that is merely a shell of who she used to be. She is now in a better place. Thanks again.

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