Qualifications in Funeral Services
Training Hour Credits
Training Hour Credits Recently Approved for Upcoming
PRACTICAL EMBALMING DEMONSTRATION & PRESENTATION ROADSHOW
Registrations open to funeral services personnel only.
Mr Ben Whitworth a UK based Dodge representative who is a licensed embalmer
a certified BIE tutor and currently technical editor of the BIE publication
The Embalmer. Ben also works closely with anatomy schools in the UK trialling
various chemicals to move them away from their old-style phenol-based
product. Ben will also be accompanied on the tour by Dodge Vice President
Craig Caldwell whom you have all meet and will also take part in the presentations.
Practical Embalming Demonstration - AUCKLAND - Friday 9 November 2018
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There are no end of challenging cases in today's professional practice
and one of the most challenging is that of the frozen and thawed body.
Whether due to medical or forensic examination the frozen body needs careful
preparation to enable a positive viewing to take place. In this practical
session we will look at the treatment required for successfully embalming
the frozen case. We will cover the preparation of the deceased pre and
post-embalming, review the use of different techniques for preparing and
setting features. The use of high pressure and low flow when injecting
the body to ensure thorough and complete tissue saturation and whether
delayed aspiration is a benefit in these cases.
The use of pre-injections in these cases and how they prepare the body
for receiving arterial embalming both on a practical and chemical level,
advantages of pre-injections and when to use them, managing and movement
of the case to avoid further damage and treatment of body condition as
a result of freezing the body. The choice of arterial chemicals co-injection
and accessory chemicals to deal with frozen remains and how they can be
used to overcome issues such as blisters, skin slip and discolorations.
Frozen cases can be very successfully embalmed and require specialist
care to ensure a positive outcome, presenters Craig Caldwell and Ben Whitworth
will provide an engaging and informative practical session.
Embalming Seminar - WELLINGTON - Tuesday 13 November 2018
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Embalming Seminar- CHRISTCHURCH - Thursday 15 November 2018
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ROADSHOW SEMINAR -
EVERYDAY EMBALMING CHALLENGES
Major advancements in modern medicine and aggressive treatment protocols
for a wide range of medical conditions have seen as decrease in the routine
or trouble-free case from the embalmers point of view. In this presentation,
we will examine some of these cases and look at what available options
we have in terms of embalming treatment. Within the discussion, we will
examine some of the following and a selection of the special issues found
in all of these cases as well as some handy hints and tips for everyday
embalming. Jaundice Case, Oedematous Case, Tissue Gas Case, Emaciated
Case, Long Term Case
Case assessments: Injection & Drainage techniques, Chemical selections
& why, Cavity treatments, Closure of Incisions, Finishing Procedures
and Final presentation Cosmetic Selections, application, and Why
ROADSHOW SEMINAR - RE-EMBALMING THE EMBALMED CASE
Whether there has been a change of plans, something has gone wrong, or
you have received a bad repatriation case, there are times when the only
option left is to re-embalm the already treated case. In this presentation,
we will look at some scenarios where the only option left is to re-embalm.
Case assessments: Injection and Drainage techniques, Chemical selections
and why, Cavity treatments, Closure of Incisions, Waxes & Reconstruction
as needed, Finishing Procedures and Final presentation Cosmetic Selections,
application, and Why
At the conclusion of the presentation, delegates should have a wide understanding
of all of these cases and the treatment options best suited to the case
ROADSHOW SEMINAR -
IS EMBALMING SUSTAINABLE IN THE FUTURE?
From many areas within funeral service, we get the impression that the
rate of embalming is dropping on a regular basis. During this PowerPoint
presentation, we will consider the reasons that this may be possible.
To do so, we will look at several different areas of concern. First, we
will look at the history of embalming from a very brief and cursory position.
We will then look at the possible reasons for the decrease in families
requesting embalming as an option:
• poor embalming
• too many other outside options such as memorialization options
• lack of understanding by funeral directors of what embalming is
and how to explain it
At the conclusion of the presentations, it expected that the delegates
will have a different understanding of how they can have a direct and
immediate effect on slowing down or in hopefully increasing the selection
of embalming in their own businesses
in Funeral Services
Training and education to achieve Funeral Service Industry qualifications
is normally through full-time employment in the industry, combined with
formal study. Formal training programmes are provided by Wellington Institute
of Technology (WelTec).
There are currently
two level five diploma qualifications registered on the New Zealand Qualification
Authority (NZQA) framework for Funeral Services, they are:
The nature of the work in Fuenral Directing and Embalming means that the
people employed in this field require a degree of maturity and must be
certain that this career is for them. For this reason students must normally
be at least 20 years of age before commencing the formal training programme.
must be employees of funeral/embalming companies and have at least one
year's relevant employment in the industry before commencing the formal
training programme. Normally for the National Diploma in Embalming, this
will mean that they have had at least one year relevant experience in
the practice of embalming.
There are no minimum
adademic entry requirements for either programme, but the applicants must
demonstrate that they have a reasonable likelihood of success. This will
be ascertained during the period of employment prior to enrolment on the
formal training programme.
courses available are:
Click on the this
link for further information on WelTec funeral services courses:
Training Hour Credits
Qualified Funeral Directors and Embalmers can apply for Training Hour
Credits for additional training about to be undertaken or attendance at
seminars relevant to their Practicing Certificate (note: THC cannot
be applied for restrospectively).
Application for FSTT Approval of Seminar in Word or PDF can be viewed
and printed by clicking on the following links:
Approval of Seminar (word)
Approval of Seminar (pdf)