How you know that a person has died

  • The person will not respond to any command like “Can you hear me?”.
  • The person will not be breathing.
  • The person will have no pulse.
  • The person’s eyes will be fixed in one direction; they may be opened or closed.
  • The person may lose control of his bladder or bowels.
  • The person will be making no movements at all.
  • The person’s mouth may be open and his/her jaw may be slack.
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Version 1. February 1, 2019