Verification of Death

Verification of Death

Essential training for nurses in residential settings.

Course Length. 3.5 hours


This training is essential for nurses to be able to understand the process of verifying death, and the responsibilities and roles of people involved.

Course Contents

Understand the procedure and law for verifying death
Know what happens when a death is unexpected
Recognise the lessons that can be learned from the Shipman inquiry
Know who can verify death, and the pre-procedure
Recognise the signs that death has occurred, and how to check for these
Understand your role after the death of a patient
Be aware of the wide range of religious practices surrounding the death of a loved one
Know how to support the staff in the event of the death of a patient

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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