Verification of expected death in adults

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 


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.


The cost for this course is £25 per delegate.


1:30pm start until 3:30pm

Making a booking

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

21 October 2020

19 November 2020