Nurse Verification of Expected Adult Death

How do I access this module?

This module is currently available on an introductory offer of £45 for three modules, including Introduction to the Principles of Palliative Care and Sensitive Conversations (free for South East London professionals).

What will I learn?

  • What verification of death means
  • The importance of nurses undertaking this role
  • The professional and legal issues surrounding Nurse Verification of Expected Death and those occasions when nurses must not verify death
  • The process, equipment and documentation required
  • The role of the Coroner
  • Communication challenges
  • Issues related to competence and accountability.

Please note that this on demand module delivers theoretical training only. Delegates will need to be assessed in their workplace by someone able to assess competency in that environment.

Who is it for?

This on demand module is for registered nursing staff that have support to verify expected deaths in their workplace.

What will the module look like?

Verifying death is a critical part of end of life care, recognising that care doesn’t end when the person dies. Without verification, no further action can be taken, including necessary steps like informing relatives and organising the transfer to the mortuary or funeral directors. Delays also cause unnecessary distress to grieving families.

We’ve created an on demand module suitable for all Registered Nurses to help nurses feel more confident about performing this essential task which enables necessary steps like informing relatives and organising the transfer to the mortuary or funeral.