Modern Restorative Arts and Embalming Techniques, 2nd Edition

About the Course:
This course is an intermediate course that is designed to provide some updated information on the new trends and advanced procedures for embalming, restorative art, and burial in the funeral profession. Let’s face the fact that much of the funeral industry has been stuck in the past with limited exposure to advancement and ideas of modern modalities to create a better environment. The past has been passed on for generations and what has been done has been passed on from one generation to another with limited training on the new advances and what could be done. With every changing world and new blood coming into the funeral industry, we start to see these ideas coming up, but still hold habits that are hard to break to introduce these new technological advances. This course isn’t created to force these ideas on you, but to share what is available and to better share what might be working and what might not to better help you grow in this era.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe three new trends that impact embalming and restorative arts today. 
  • Identify four objectives of green embalming. 
  • Describe two alternative chemicals for embalming.  
  • Describe the importance of restorative art in the funeral process for families. 
  • Identify four examples of restorative art techniques for minor and major cases. 
  • Define the career of desairology and its function in mortuary practice. 
  • List the four areas of the desairology course of study for certification. 
  • Define the green funeral trend and explain how it impacts embalming and the restorative arts.

About the Author
Dr. Adrian Bachman,  I have a passion for funeral service that started many years ago. Funeral services have always interested me, so I pursued an education in Mortuary Science at John A. Gupton College. During school and following graduation, I had the opportunity to work in a family funeral home in Tennessee, and then returned home to Illinois to work in a small-town funeral home. I performed all aspects of the funeral industry and learned so many valued lessons from seasoned veterans in the field. Due to certain circumstances, I halted my career in the funeral profession and returned to school. However, my passion for funeral services and dedication to families has always been a part of my life. I received a Bachelor of Science degree at Illinois State University and later graduated from Chiropractic Medicine at National University of Health Sciences. While in graduate school, I also received a master's degree in nutrition and human performance from Logan University. Following graduation with a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree, I opened a practice in Pediatric Nutrition. When considering how I can continue to help others in funeral services, it led me to educate fellow professionals and to blend my desire and passion together. I pursued teaching funeral service where I can, give back to students the knowledge that I have learned as I was given and continue the legacy that was given me. I thrive on helping others and look forward to helping each student to have a better knowledge and understanding of funeral services, so they can in return make a difference in the world.  
How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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