Verification of Death

Essential training for nurses in residential settings.


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 Includes

  • 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 Outcome

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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