Verification of Expected Death

Course description

The overall objective of this course is for nurses to have the knowledge, confidence and skills to be able to verify an expected death. The face-to-face sessions will now include an optional competency assessment.

The course aims and outcomes include:

  • To understand the differences between verification and certification of death
  • To be able to define the term ‘expected death’
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the legal issue related to the verification of death, including when and how to refer to a coroner
  • To describe the professional accountability of each individual practitioner
  • To be able to determine the physiological signs of death
  • To understand the correct procedure to follow when carrying out Verification of Death, and ensure that each individual step in the process is fully recorded in the relevant notes.

Suitable for registered nurses and paramedics.

Cost: £60 per person, per session

Venue: Ann Robertson Centre, 55 London Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8HQ


  • Wednesday 28 September 2022, 09:00-11:30
  • Thursday 8 December 2022, 13:30-15:30

Please note:

This training consists of a two-hour presentation plus, for face-to-face sessions only, an opportunity to take part in an optional assessment (using a manikin) of a participant’s understanding of the process. If participants wish to stay on for the assessment, this will add to the total time needed to set aside for the training; therefore, you should allow a minimum of three hours in total.

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