Warning: This online course contains graphic content.
Relevance of Restorative Art (3 CE)
Presented by; Dominick J. Astorino, CFSP, MBIE
Category: Technical Skills
Type: Online Learning Course
This NFDA Online Course, utilizing video recordings from the 2018 NFDA Embalming and Restorative Art Seminar at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, features a lecture from an expert restorative artist and embalmer.
Due to the graphic nature of this content, this online course is only available to NFDA Members. Please contact a Member Services Representative at 1-800-228-6332 to purchase this course.
The most important question that a grieving family asks is “Can we see her?” Astorino examines the basic history of restorative art, and how it is relevant to embalmers today. Participants will explore how the cultural shift in the United States has affected restorative art education and practices, and how its continued relevance is important to our society and profession.
After completing this online course, you will be better able to:
Describe the basic history of restorative art and the continued relevance of restorative art to society and the profession.
Realize that full restoration and open casket viewing is possible even in cases where many say it’s impossible.
Review analysis and assessment of traumatic injuries, and discover new and improved embalming tips and techniques.
Dominick J. Astorino, CFSP, MBIE is the restorative art instructor in the mortuary science program at Wayne State University, where he lectures weekly and oversees the restorative art lab. A proponent of education, Dominick holds degrees in cellular biology and mortuary science and is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, British Institute of Embalmers and the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Dominick has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2003; he works at Wujek-Calcaterra and Sons, Inc., a fourth generation family-owned firm handling 1500 funerals a year in metropolitan Detroit.
Continuing Education Information: This course is currently approved for 3 CE hours by APFSP and selected state* licensing boards.
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*State CE approval varies. All NFDA online courses are approved for continuing education by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and most state licensing boards. Contact your state licensing board or NFDA for specific state CE information.
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