INDIANAPOLIS – Steve Fisher, Care Center Manager at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers’ Market Street location, recently completed 41 hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training at Fountain National Academy's "Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery Seminar." It focused on specialized techniques in the areas of general embalming as well as post-mortem reconstructive surgery.
A professional embalmer is often called upon to prepare a deceased person that has severe traumatic injuries. Reconstructive techniques are sometimes necessary to achieve an acceptable and identifiable appearance. Dedicated professional embalmers understand that reconstructive surgery - to achieve open casket viewing - provides an important and powerful psychological benefit for the grieving family and friends.
Instructor Vernie R. Fountain is internationally recognized for his expertise in this field. “Steve’s participation in the seminar is an expression of untiring devotion and dedication to the highest standards of embalming and post mortem reconstructive surgery care,” he said. “His attendance at this course is an example of an untiring dedication to the profession of embalming. It exemplifies a desire to provide continued high quality professional care for the families served.”
Fountain National Academy's world headquarters is based in Springfield, Missouri with representatives in Ireland and Australia.