Pressure's On... Let's Take Some Pressure off in the Prep Room

Published by Illinois Funeral Directors Association


An in-depth look into the physical sciences related to embalming. This course introduces the embalmer to the concepts of physics, which can be applied within their practice to provide a greater standard of care. From forces in the embalmer’s environment to fluid dynamics and how the embalming machine comes together, qualified embalmers may better understand how to achieve their goals.

J.M. Bernaudo
J.M. Bernaudo, CFSP, has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2008. He holds an Associates Degree in Applied Mortuary Science and has extensive field experience. He has developed the FuneralNav App, The Funeral Price Tool, and has created several products to aid current embalmers. He is the Chief Research & Design Scientist at Your Mortuary Magic Store, Inc.

Originally Published

July 14, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Video Presentation
  • Slide Deck Copy

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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