Verification of Death Training for Nurses | Level 3 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited | Instant Course Access | Includes Assessment & Certificate | Instant Certificate Download.
Welcome to our online Verification of Death Training for Nurses course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
When a patient/resident dies, the registered nurse has a duty to inform the doctor who has been treating them immediately. In the event of expected death, the doctor may pre-arrange to be informed at another time.
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.
Certificate duration: 2 years
Entry requirements: No entry restrictions
Recommended prerequisites: N/A
Assessment type: End of course assessment
Assessment pass mark – 80% needed to pass and gain a CPD certificate
Cost(s) of assessment and certification – All costs included in the course price
Awarding/Accrediting body – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)
Who is the course for?
This Verification of Death Training for Nurses e-learning course should be completed by those who work in health and social care services, including:
- NHS medical and nursing staff,
- Locum doctors and nurses,
- Locum allied health professionals (AHPs),
- Care homes nurses
- GP practice nurses
- District nurses
- Agency nurses, and
- Community-based nurses.
What is covered in this course?
This online Verification of Death Training for Nurses course covers the following:
- 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 procurator fiscal
- Reporting to the health and safety executive
- Bereavement support and advice
- References and online learning resources.