When you are responding to 2 other students, please try and respond first to someone who has posted a question that does not have a response yet. If every question has a response then feel free to respond to anyone.

Michelle’s Post:

My question is actually about anatomy, not chemistry. I am in anatomy 2 and am so struggling with all of it and my instructor only confuses me worse (no offense to him at all). The circulatory system and phlebotomy are making no sense to me. I can't get how to know what arteries and veins supply what, the names of them, how they connect, circle of Willis, and the upper/lower extremities. I know this question details a lot of information. But I guess I'm curious about what helped you to absorb all of the material. Really the only thing I understand is the right side of the heart has deoxygenated blood and the left side has oxygenated. 

One more topic- this is probably a stupid question but I do not understand the process of becoming a director/embalmer.. obviously graduating/getting your cases done and passing the national board. But what else are the requirements that have to be done?

Courtney’s Post:

I wanted to start out by saying that you explain things very well, and I'm very thankful for that. I love how you take your time to break things down so chemistry is easier to understand. However, how much of what is learned, do we really use in funeral service and embalming? Will we see any chemistry questions on our board exams? I can definitely see how some things relate and I enjoy learning about them. I guess I'd just like to learn more about the embalming fluid indexes, but I can see where knowing chemistry would come in handy with that. Is learning about the indexes something we would learn in chemistry or is that something only for embalming II and III?