Educational courses

Verification of expected adult death

An overview of how to verify an expected adult death

About the course

Utilising technology enhanced simulation we aim to provide a learning environment to support knowledge and understanding, as well as skill application related to verification of expected adult death.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe what is meant by ‘expected death’
  • Identify the clinical signs of death and conduct a clinical examination of the three key systems involved
  • Define legal requirements and current guidelines to support care at the end of life and verification of death
  • Discuss the role of the coroner

Please bring a stethoscope for the practical session.

Who should attend?

Any Registered General Nurse supporting dying service users. It is recommended you also attend the Recognising Dying course.

When is the next course?

  • 11 January 2024

Full day 13:00 – 16:00

Where is the course being held?

St Barnabas House



What you’ll get

The course provides a certificate of attendance. Full competency will need to be gained within the student’s own clinical setting and is the individual professional’s responsibility to complete.

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