Verification of Death e-learning course was developed to meet the requirements specified by the current UK legislation, Care Quality Commission (CQC) and recommendations from professional organisations such as the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).


Course aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this verification of death training course are to:

  • To provide the learner with a clear understanding of the current UK legislation regarding verification of death by registered nurses 
  • Provide an awareness of the professional responsibilities relating to confirmation of death in hospital and community settings
  • To provide essential verification of death training resources in an engaging and meaningful way


What is covered in this online course?

This verification of death online training course for registered nurses 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
  • Other learning resources



A certificate of completion will be issued on successful completion of this course.


Who is this training course for?

This online verification of death course is relevant for registered nurses working in hospitals and community settings such as nursing and residential care homes.

Verification of Death

SKU: 1007