This two-hour workshop is to enable Registered Nurses who wish to take on the extended role of Verification of Expected Adult Death, or to update existing knowledge and skill within this role.

The need for timely verification of death is widely recognised, to help relieve the anxiety and distress of families and to relieve the pressure of overstretched GPs and out of hours services.

Timely verification - within one hour in a hospital setting and four hours in a community setting - is an important stage in the grieving process for relatives and a key time for support.


Registered Nurses only 


Presentation, discussion, demonstration

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • To be able to discuss legal requirement and accountability
  • To recognise the documentation process
  • To be able to apply local policy / protocol to practice
  • To demonstrate the required procedure to safely perform a physical assessment to confirm death on a mannequin
  • To gain the theoretical knowledge required to proceed to an assessment in clinical practice

We will provide a certificate of attendance only. This session will not check or sign off competencies of verifying a death; a local policy will need to be in place in your own workplace to ensure competencies are checked within a team.


Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight


1:00pm to 3:30pm


£25 per delegate

Making a booking

Click the date you wish to book below and complete the form.

30th May 2024

5th November 2024

Please note that cancellations made within 24 hours of the training start date will be charged the full price. Cancellations made prior to this will incur a 1.5% processing fee.