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Verification of Expected Death - For Registered Nurses / AHPs

Confirmation or verification of death is defined as deciding whether a person is actually deceased. Verification of death can be undertaken by a competent registered nurse in line with their employer’s policies to determine local agreements about the circumstances in which this can be done. In contrast, certification of death is done by a registered medical practitioner.


Course Content:

Introduction to verification of death

Key definitions of the verification of death

Professional and legal considerations

Local policies and procedures

Verification of expected death

Verification of unexpected death

Conditions unequivocally associated with death

Procedure for verifying a death

Clinical examination

Care after death

Documentation and record-keeping

Role of the coroner and / or procurator fiscal

Reporting to the health and safety executive


Verification of Expected Death

Duration: 6 Hours

Cost: £120

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