Verification of Death by Nurses - E-Learning Course - CPD Certified

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Verification of Death by Nurses - Online Training Course - Level 3 - CPDUK Accredited.

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Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Verification of Death Training for Nurses training 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.

Course content

This online Verification of Death for Nurses training 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.

Who is this course for?

This online Verification of Death Training for Nurses training 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.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Verification of Death Training for Nurses 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.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Verification of Death for Nurses training course, the learner will:

  • Understand the legal and professional context related to death verification and certification
  • Differentiate between an expected and unexpected death, and any particular policies or procedures related to these
  • Develop knowledge, skill and competence to perform verification of death sensitively

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Verification of Death by Nurses: FAQs and Answers

Here at The Mandatory Training Group, we receive many enquiries from all sector providers about verification of death by nurses. We have listed some of these frequently asked questions and provide answers.

Click on the text below to see the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about Verification of Death by Nurses.

Confirmation or verification of death is defined as deciding whether a person is deceased. Confirmation or verification of death can be undertaken by a registered nurse. However, you must check your employer's policies to determine local agreements about the circumstances in which this can be done.

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Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living, physical organism. Death may refer to the end of life as either an event or condition.

A doctor, nurse or other trained healthcare professional can verify the death. They do this by making certain checks to be sure that the person has died. It’s best not to move the body from the home before this has taken place. If a healthcare professional is already with you, they may be able to verify the death. If not, you will need to call the GP practice. They will make arrangements for someone to visit. If the person dies in the evening, at night, at the weekend or on a bank holiday, call the GP, and you’ll be given a number to phone for a doctor. Click here for Online Verification of Death Courses and Training.

It is vital when certifying death to ensure that death has indeed occurred. In the UK at present, there is no legal definition of death, and there is no international consensus, although it is taken generally to mean the irreversible loss of capacity for consciousness combined with the irreversible loss of capacity to breathe. Guidance on the diagnosis and confirmation of death was issued in 2008 from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

A doctor, nurse or other trained healthcare professional can verify the death. They do this by making certain checks to be sure that the person has died. It’s best not to move the body from the home before this has taken place. If a healthcare professional is already with you, they may be able to verify the death. If not, you will need to call the GP practice. They will make arrangements for someone to visit. If the person dies in the evening, at night, at the weekend or on a bank holiday, call the GP, and you’ll be given a number to phone for a doctor.

In the UK, a nurse or paramedic can pronounce or verify death legally. You do not need a doctor to announce that someone has died. However "certifying" death is a different issue entirely.

Diagnosis of death has three parts: ask 'Why have they died', then diagnose death, and then wait for five minutes before confirming the death. The checklist for diagnosing death includes checking for a heartbeat and breathing and examining the eyes to check if the pupils are large and unreactive.

A death should be registered within five days. Still, registration can be delayed for another nine days if the registrar is told that a medical certificate has been issued.

A registered nurse may perform confirmation or verification of death. However, you must check your employer's policies to determine the circumstances under which local agreements can be made. The Royal College of Nursing states that registered nurses have the authority to verify death, provided that they have the confidence, competence, knowledge and skills to perform this role.

This online Verification of Death Training training 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.
  • An expected death is the result of acute or gradual deterioration in the patient's health and often due to advanced disease and terminal illness. To be considered expected, a doctor must have seen the deceased within 14 days of death.

    The purpose of the verification of death is to establish whether a patient is deceased. There is no formal legal terminology that defines 'verification of death'. All deaths should be subject to professional verification that life has ended by a suitably qualified practitioner who has completed specific training for confirmation of death. The RCN provides guidance on confirmation of death for registered and appropriately trained nurses, guided by local policy and protocol. Click here for Online Verification of Death Courses and Training.

    Certification of Death is the process of completing the 'Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. In which can only be performed by a medical practitioner registered with the General Medical Council who has attended to the deceased patient during their last illness, to the best of his/her knowledge. The certifying doctor should have access to the medical records and is responsible for informing the coroner/procurator fiscal of reportable deaths.

    Confirmation or verification of death is defined as deciding whether a person is deceased. A registered nurse can undertake confirmation or audit of death. However, you must check your employer's policies to determine local agreements about the circumstances in which this can be done.

    This course is for registered nurses working in residential homes, nursing homes or other community settings who wish to take on the extended role of verification of expected death. It is an evidence-based, clinical course which will ensure that participants have the knowledge and competencies necessary to verify death correctly.

    This e-learning verification of death training course was written to the skills for health recommendations and includes the following topics:

  • An introduction into 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
  • This verification of death training course was developed to meet the required Skills for Care learning outcomes and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care Providers. Click here for Online Verification of Death Courses and Training.

    Generally, a physician must determine that a person is dead. The physician then makes a formal declaration of the death and a record of the time of death. A patient may be legally unconscious because of lack of brain function but still have a heartbeat when on a mechanical ventilator.

    On successful completion of the online verification of death courses and training modules, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured continuing professional development (CPD) certificate. Our CPD certificates are recognised internationally and can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

    The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK) accredits online verification of death courses and training as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

    Browse through our online verification of death courses and training to start improving your career. The Mandatory Training Group offers CPD accredited training courses that learners can complete using our interactive eLearning portal. Click here for Online Verification of Death Courses and Training.

    The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health, safety and wellbeing, social care, education, local government, and many more. Click here for Online Verification of Death Courses and Training .

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