Verification Of Expected Death

Course Description

End of life care can be particularly challenging for healthcare professionals, who must from time to time both anticipate and prepare for an expected death while also relaying the difficult news to both the patient and their loved ones. Verification of death training can make this process easier by helping to prepare healthcare professionals for end of life processes and communication with patients and their loved ones.

Our Verification of Expected Death course covers a multitude of fundamentals and advanced skills alike. Topics range from physical examinations to legal policies regarding a patient’s death and the interpersonal skills required to deliver bad news. This knowledge helps to ensure that the patient is given the best possible end of life care and that their loved ones are dealt with compassionately. Our verification of death training courses are delivered by expert educators with extensive knowledge and experience within this area. Course offerings are completely up to date and in line with current best practice and tailored to either expected adult or child deaths. 

Verification of death training can make the most incredible difference for healthcare workers dealing with some of the most sensitive situations in life. We realise however that not all organisational needs are the same. We therefore, offer fully bespoke verification of death training, perfectly suited to the needs and requirements of your staff, patients and service users.


3 hours

The Verification of Expected Death Training course will last approximately 3 hours depending on the needs of your organisation.


  • Legal and professional issues surrounding the practice of nurse verification of death
  • Policies and procedures related to verification of expected death
  • What is an expected death?
  • Breaking bad news and effective communication
  • How to verify an expected death
  • Record keeping
  • Reporting concerns
  • Summary and evaluation

Should you require a Verification of Expected death training course for nurses that is compliant to the NMC standards, for this extended role then please contact us via telephone or email for a no obligation discussion.

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice following completion of our verification of death training courses. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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