Overview

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.

Participants

Registered Nurses only 

Methods

Presentation, discussion, demonstration

Learning outcomes

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

  • understand the legal requirement and accountability
  • perform a physical assessment to confirm death on a mannequin
  • understand the documentation process
  • be aware of implantable devices
  • understand the definitions
  • be aware of, and understand, the Nursing Home Protocol

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.

Venue

Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight

Time

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Cost

£25 per delegate


Making a booking

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

8th July 2021 13:00 - 15:30

18th November 2021 13:00 - 15:30

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.