September 2012

3 CEUs all from the comfort and convenience of your office or home!

Reconstructive Techniques for Severe Trauma and Decomposition

Thursday, September 13, 2011

2pm Atlantic Time

1pm Eastern Time

12 pm Central Time

11am Mountain Time

10am Pacific Time

With over 15 years experience as an embalmer in both Canada and the United States, Karl Wenzel understands the value of viewing and an open casket.  This is why he has continued to grow in learning some of the most advanced post mortem surgical techniques in an effort to educate Embalmers to aid families with being able to view and say their final goodbyes.

This session includes an innovative look into handling cases of decomposition in the preparation room showing attendees some simple cases from emaciation to edema and effective techniques for restoration. Wenzel will also look into some severe trauma and “how to” complete with reconstruction with ultimate results.

Attendees will gain insight through the eyes of Dr. Bill Bass founder of Tennessee’s infamous “Body farm” on effective handling and understanding the process of human decomposition.

Wenzel will discuss actual cases from all four stages of decomposition and effective techniques that can be used to present an open casket viewing for families.

During this 3 hour session attendees will;

  • Identify complete physical changes the human body goes through after death.
  • Learn some of the most modern techniques and problem solving methods
  • Evaluate proper handling of an autopsy case
  • Learn how to present cases for open casket viewing that are in severe decay.
  • Discover a completely new approach when challenged with severe cases.
  • How to discuss viewing with families

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How Do I Participate? It’s easy! Approximately one week before the event, you will receive an email from the organizers with information about joining the teleconference or web seminar and downloading handouts.

What Are The Minimum Requirements? All you need to participate is an email address, internet access, and a computer with speakers or if you do not have speakers you can use your telephone to dial into the webinar but long distance charges may apply. These online seminars integrate audio conferencing and web-based presentations that feature an expert educator in an interactive experience. They run directly in your web browser, allowing you to “gather” together and easily communicate with others no matter your geographic location. Participants can log/dial in from anywhere – work, home or even a hotel room – to attend.

Eligibility for Continuing Education Credits? To be eligible to receive your Continuing Education Credits, you must register under your own name and have a dedicated computer with an Internet connection, and attend and participate the entire online seminar. Participation will be measured by 4 criteria:

  • Registration in licensee name
  • On-time arrival for seminar
  • Participation in Online Polls
  • Attendance monitoring*
  • Post seminar survey completion

* Attendance monitoring is part of the GoToWebinar technology that monitors if the participant has the seminar window active, meaning that the participant has not opened other computer programs – such as checking emails, using chat programs, or surfing other websites. Sharing computers is not permitted as the above criteria cannot be measured. The following are scenarios that are NOT permitted:

  • Two licensees sharing the same computer
  • One licensee sharing the computer with administration staff or other staff members who need it for tasks for the funeral home
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