High Risk Direct Disposal: Lessons Learned from Ebola Outbreak

The purpose of this course is to provide funeral directors with the training and knowledge needed in a high risk direct disposal case, as in the first US Ebola case in Dallas, Texas in 2014. The course provides an insight look through the personal account of a funeral director, who teaches lessons learned from his own personal experience regarding proper removal, containment, and disposal.

The course covers:


  • The training needs of a funeral director
  • Lack of equipment

Relationships and Roles

  • Roles played in the community - knowing who to contact
  • Who a funeral director should know at the state, federal, and local levels


  • Planning required leading up to victims death
  • What the funeral director should expect


  • Perceived expectations versus reality
  • The most important new CDC guidelines

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