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

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

Course dates:

Wednesday 17th July 2024 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 2nd October 2024 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 22nd January 2025 1:30-3:30pm

This training consists of a two-hour presentation and an assessment (using a manikin) to gauge participants’ understanding of the process. 

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