Verification Of Death Training | Online CPD Course


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Online Verification of Death Course
Welcome to our online verification of death course. Our online training courses are developed in line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Health and Safety Executive and other professional and regulatory bodies


Course aims and objectives

  • 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
  • To provide a FREE blended learning environment that is available to all individuals and businesses

What is covered in this online course?

  • 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

Who is this course for?

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Allied Healthcare Workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Social Care Support Workers
  • Voluntary Staff working in the NHS


For classroom training courses:

  • Bring photo ID (e.g., passport, licence, EU card)
  • Wear comfortable clothing

For online courses:

  • Access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device

Career path

Our online and classroom training courses are suitable for:

  • Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area
  • Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals


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