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Advanced Funeral Planning
4 Hrs
Challenges lie in the ability to remain professional at all times - it is crucial to retain a heightened sense of awareness in situati...
Challenges lie in the ability to remain professional at all times – it is crucial to retain a heightened sense of awareness in situations dealing with difficult people. This course provides the proper behavioral management skills that reduce the inherent defensive response when faced with a difficult individual or abuser. 
4 Hrs
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Funeral Industry Trends: Moving Forward
3 Hrs
For those of us living as modern funeral directors and funeral establishment owners, it is critical to our success to stay ahead of the ...
For those of us living as modern funeral directors and funeral establishment owners, it is critical to our success to stay ahead of the wave of trends and recognize that much of what was once considered “trendy” has become a mainstay in the business. This course will focus on industry changes and trends as result of rising demand of technology in funeral services.
3 Hrs
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The Impact of Grief in Elder Adult Populations
2 Hrs
Death itself is complicated. However, awareness of the impact grief has on elder individuals can occur and has the potential for complic...
Death itself is complicated. However, awareness of the impact grief has on elder individuals can occur and has the potential for complicated grief. Learn how to understand and provide suggestions for help.
2 Hrs
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
3 Hrs
Review the ADA compliance responsibilities for state and local government agencies, employers and places of public accommodation and wha...
Review the ADA compliance responsibilities for state and local government agencies, employers and places of public accommodation and what the specific obligations are.
3 Hrs
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Religions in the United States - What Every Funeral Director Should Know
5 Hrs
Funeral professionals today must not only be aware and comply with their state and local rules and regulations, but with the Federal Tra...
Funeral professionals today must not only be aware and comply with their state and local rules and regulations, but with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Funeral Rule and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) rules. These implied rules and regulations may directly affect the religious preferences and beliefs of some less common, yet growing, customs in the United States. 
5 Hrs
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Professional Ethics
1 Hrs
Professional Ethics are defined, mandatory standards that are established for quality and integrity in the profession. Learn how to navi...
Professional Ethics are defined, mandatory standards that are established for quality and integrity in the profession. Learn how to navigate unknown, and questionable ethical behavior and be able to resolve issues of potential conflict.
1 Hrs
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Professional Ethics
2 Hrs
Professional ethics is a vast field of study, with categories and subcategories relating to every conceivable topic and issue.  Man...
Professional ethics is a vast field of study, with categories and subcategories relating to every conceivable topic and issue.  Many medical and health-related disciplines establish their own ethical codes and standards of conduct, which encapsulate the compiled wisdom of countless individuals and years of professional experience.  Their study offers practitioners the opportunity to learn from their predecessors’ mistakes instead of their own. 
2 Hrs
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OSHA and CDC Compliance for the Funeral Profession
1 Hrs
There are many health hazards working with or near human remains. By using common sense, OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standards and univer...
There are many health hazards working with or near human remains. By using common sense, OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standards and universal precautions these risks can be greatly reduced.
1 Hrs
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Opioids: Contributing to Both Health and Death
2 Hrs
Learning ObjectivesExplain what an opioid is and why opioid use is turning into an epidemic.Identify active steps that the medical commu...
Learning Objectives
  • Explain what an opioid is and why opioid use is turning into an epidemic.
  • Identify active steps that the medical community is incorporating to combat the epidemic.
  • Identify the dangers embalmers face with opioids.
  • Actively adapt personal protective procedures when dealing with the opiate dependent.
  • Explain the proper procedures when removing the deceased and clothing before embalming.
  • Identify how opioids affect the body and how this affects the embalming process.
  • Discuss how opioids affect the brain, including how naloxone combats the drug.
  • Formulate a plan for naloxone administration at the funeral home.
  • Adapt techniques to ensure safety for funeral home staff and visitors.

Opioids are pain relievers administered through prescriptions. When someone takes too many opioids or reaches a tolerance threshold, an overdose occurs. With the increase of opioid deaths in the United States, it is imperative that the death-care industry recognizes and respects the hidden dangers. The funeral arrangements, visitation, and funeral can be complicated because of the circumstances surrounding the death. Opioids can affect the vessels and tissues of the body and cause embalming issues for embalmers. Funeral directors and embalmers need to be aware of safety procedures before embalming and to incorporate strict personal protective equipment. There are different embalming techniques for embalming an individual who was on opioids at the time of death as well as those who have overdosed on opioids. This course will also describe strategies to help combat overdoses in the funeral home.
2 Hrs
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Modern Restorative Arts and Embalming Techniques
3 Hrs
Restorative art has been unchanged for more than 100 years, but there are now new trends in the industry. The OSHA standards along with ...
Restorative art has been unchanged for more than 100 years, but there are now new trends in the industry. The OSHA standards along with new and changing embalming and restorative practices will be explored in this course.
3 Hrs
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Mass Fatalities and Funeral Service
2 Hrs
Funeral directors and embalmers often play an active role in the aftermath of mass fatality incidents (MFIs). This course will define MF...
Funeral directors and embalmers often play an active role in the aftermath of mass fatality incidents (MFIs). This course will define MFIs and their classification levels, as well as the preparation, consideration, coordination, and communication required to best serve the victims and families affected. 
2 Hrs
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Marketing Within Your Community
2 Hrs
The funeral profession is rapidly changing and needs to stay current with its marketing strategy. Listen to local needs and focus on gro...
The funeral profession is rapidly changing and needs to stay current with its marketing strategy. Listen to local needs and focus on growth in your community, you know what solutions would work best in your neighborhood.
2 Hrs
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Managing Stress and Your Client
2 Hrs
Losing a loved one is an emotional trauma that can have a physical impact when stress levels increase. Funeral professionals need to be ...
Losing a loved one is an emotional trauma that can have a physical impact when stress levels increase. Funeral professionals need to be aware that the stress they feel can affect clients, they must learn to take care of their need first, that way they can help serve their clients better.
2 Hrs
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It's Not Your Father's Funeral Home
3 Hrs
Businesses need to stay current with the ever changing technology and social aspects that are replacing the traditional services. Making...
Businesses need to stay current with the ever changing technology and social aspects that are replacing the traditional services. Making sure to keep up with the evolving funeral business that is clearly "not your father's funeral home" anymore.
3 Hrs
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Infectious Disease Control for Funeral Directors and Embalmers
4 Hrs
Funeral professionals need to have knowledge of different types of infectious disease, modes of transmission, and also for maintaining a...
Funeral professionals need to have knowledge of different types of infectious disease, modes of transmission, and also for maintaining a safe environment for personnel, the public and the environment.
4 Hrs
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History of Embalming and Restorative Arts
3 Hrs
To show you a glimpse into the history of embalming, the risks associated with formaldehyde and hidden dangers of arsenic embalming that...
To show you a glimpse into the history of embalming, the risks associated with formaldehyde and hidden dangers of arsenic embalming that was used in the 1800s.
3 Hrs
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HIV/AIDS - Communicable Diseases and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
2 Hrs
Many different types of bloodborne pathogens exist and can cause disease, understanding proper technique for your workplace and taking p...
Many different types of bloodborne pathogens exist and can cause disease, understanding proper technique for your workplace and taking precautions to limit or avoid exposure.
2 Hrs
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Grief and the Role of the Funeral Professional
5 Hrs
Gain knowledge and understanding of the five stages of grief and bereavement. Also, learn how different relationships are affected by lo...
Gain knowledge and understanding of the five stages of grief and bereavement. Also, learn how different relationships are affected by loss of loved ones.
5 Hrs
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Green Funerals
5 Hrs
How to determine what is green when it comes to natural funerals, burials and cremation. Green burial standards the impact of cremation,...
How to determine what is green when it comes to natural funerals, burials and cremation. Green burial standards the impact of cremation, and sustainable landscape that follows reduce, reuse, recycle system.
5 Hrs
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Funeral Services: Interpersonal Skills and Communication
3 Hrs
Understanding the grieving process, useful methods in assisting the bereaved with communication, helping the bereaved become knowledgeab...
Understanding the grieving process, useful methods in assisting the bereaved with communication, helping the bereaved become knowledgeable with products, services and pricing to make the situation easier.
3 Hrs
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Funeral Marketing in the 21st Century
4 Hrs
Strategic marketing and advertising by using traditional methods, social media and the internet to reach larger audiences....
Strategic marketing and advertising by using traditional methods, social media and the internet to reach larger audiences.
4 Hrs
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Formaldehyde Monitoring Update
2 Hrs
Learn the history, procedures and rules regarding formaldehyde monitoring....
Learn the history, procedures and rules regarding formaldehyde monitoring.
2 Hrs
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Formaldehyde Monitoring
1 Hrs
Learn the history, procedures and rules regarding formaldehyde monitoring....
Learn the history, procedures and rules regarding formaldehyde monitoring.
1 Hrs
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Employment Law
3 Hrs
A look into the rules and regulations of employment law, how to get the best person for the job, and avoiding common risk that hold lega...
A look into the rules and regulations of employment law, how to get the best person for the job, and avoiding common risk that hold legal liability.
3 Hrs
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Effective Communication with Seniors
1 Hrs
Communication is an essential aspect of life; yet, it can be taken for granted. Its centrality to being in the world and in professional...
Communication is an essential aspect of life; yet, it can be taken for granted. Its centrality to being in the world and in professional practice often becomes evident when a provider and older adults encounter communication difficulties. The factors that can affect providers’ communication with older adults relate to sociocultural considerations, the environment, as well as the interactions between these factors. When communicating with older adults, it is necessary to get to know the person as an individual. It is also important to ensure that the communication meets their needs and abilities. Effective communication is essential and requires competence and engagement.
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Current Trends in the Funeral Industry
3 Hrs
The funeral industry has had several significant changes these include, green or natural practices, preplanning or preneed, and alternat...
The funeral industry has had several significant changes these include, green or natural practices, preplanning or preneed, and alternatives to embalming. Funeral professionals need to stay current on trends and embrace the new.
3 Hrs
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Cremation: The Facts
2 Hrs
As the popularity of cremation increases as a disposition choice, funeral professionals are discovering that more individuals are resear...
As the popularity of cremation increases as a disposition choice, funeral professionals are discovering that more individuals are researching online sources to find out what laws for cremation exist in their states and local areas. There are licensing and operating requirements for crematories, as well as for funeral homes that work in conjunction with crematories.
2 Hrs
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Coping with Difficult People and Situations
2 Hrs
Challenges lie in the ability to remain professional at all times - it is crucial to retain a heightened sense of awareness in situati...
Challenges lie in the ability to remain professional at all times – it is crucial to retain a heightened sense of awareness in situations dealing with difficult people. This course provides the proper behavioral management skills that reduce the inherent defensive response when faced with a difficult individual or abuser. 
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Complying with the Funeral Rule
3 Hrs
According to the Funeral rule giving accurate pricing and information, and including all disclosures about services is required....
According to the Funeral rule giving accurate pricing and information, and including all disclosures about services is required.
3 Hrs
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Aftercare - Extending a Helping Hand All Year Round
1 Hrs
Funeral homes offer different aftercare services, these services are to help with the process of grief. These services are based on the ...
Funeral homes offer different aftercare services, these services are to help with the process of grief. These services are based on the customers and community and what is best for the families needing your guidance.
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Training New Embalmers
2 Hrs
It is the responsibility and duty of funeral home owners, managers, and experienced professionals to properly train and equip those new ...
It is the responsibility and duty of funeral home owners, managers, and experienced professionals to properly train and equip those new to the industry in the most complete way possible. Additionally, it is the responsibility of these same professionals to properly equip and prepare those who are new to a firm. This proper training and preparation will provide immeasurable success to the new embalmer, the existing staff and management, and the families that will be served.
2 Hrs