Verification of Expected Death (for Nurses) Interactive Virtual Training (10th November)
Verification of death is the process of confirming the fact of death. It is different to certification of the cause of death. Certification of the cause of death is the responsibility of a medical professional. It is crucial for nurses to be able to verify death rather than wait for a doctor because it allows for the timely appropriate after care to the deceased family and their loved ones at a time of stress and anxiety.
- when a nurse can verify death
- the legalities surrounding verification and certification of death
- the clinical examination nurses must perform, inline with Hospice UK guidance, to confirm that death has occurred
- the care after death procedure
- the documentation required surrounding verification of expected death
This training session counts as 3.5 hours towards Continuing Professional Development required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
- Verification of Expected Death (for Nurses)