September CEUs – Shun Newbern

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

Embalming and Funeral Director CEUs

Thursday, September 29, 2011

2pm Atlantic Time

1pm Eastern Time

12 pm Central Time

11am Mountain Time

10am Pacific Time

TOPIC: Challenges for the 21st Century Funeral Service Professional


Shun Newbern presents the course titled Challenges for the 21st Century Funeral Service Professional covering three areas of expertise namely; Keys to a Successful Viewing, Problems Associated with the Autopsy Case and Something Old, Something New – Mastery Skills.


Program Description:

Regardless if the family has purchased a casket or have selected direct cremation with a cardboard container; their final viewing should be pleasant and successful for all parties involved.  We will examine the various embalming problems that are often seen. The first session, Keys to a Successful Viewing, will remind the attendees of the psychological effects that an open casket has on a grieving heart and how our role in that experience is extraordinary.  Too often embalmers minimize the significance of the embalming procedure, and this may lead to rush or delay embalming.  The viewing, for many cultures, is the most important aspect of the funeral planning process.  If the viewing does not go well, the service will not go well.   We will demonstrate basic and more advanced embalming techniques, and discuss the significant impact these procedures have on the family and the viewing process.


During the second session of the presentation entitled “Problems Associated with the Autopsy Case”, we examine issues associated with embalming autopsy decedents.  This session will cover a much higher standard of care, and instruct participants how to deal with a variety of challenges related to the embalming process including:


  • Legal functions that carry liability when decedents are not properly embalmed or treated for leakage, odour or shipping.
  • Dealing with Tissue gas, discoloration and early decomposition
  • Restoring natural contour of the face and hands of the decedent.
  • Setting higher standards of performance when communicating with the family
  • Improving service and results associated with embalming.

The third session entitled, Something Old, Something New – Mastery Skills, is designed to elevate the skills of the practitioner in decedent preparation from the feature setting to removing odor.  This session will emphasize the basic embalming skills, and reinforce the importance of continued education and expanding the practitioner’s reportage of education resources.

Only $97


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Online Seminars include: Viewing PowerPoint slides and computer demonstrations via the Internet from your personal computer. Interactive features such as polling (allowing you to respond online to speaker questions) and a simple online “chat” feature that lets you key in your questions for the speaker.

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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