Verification of Expected Death Training

Course Description

Verification of Expected Death Training is a specialised programme designed for healthcare professionals and individuals involved in end-of-life care to develop the skills and knowledge required to verify the expected death of a patient. Verifying an expected death is a crucial aspect of providing dignified and compassionate care to individuals at the end of their life journey. This course aims to equip participants with the expertise to verify deaths accurately, sensitively, and in accordance with legal and ethical guidelines.

Successful completion of the Verification of Expected Death Training will enable healthcare professionals to perform this critical task with accuracy, empathy, and professionalism. By ensuring that the verification process is conducted sensitively and in line with legal and ethical standards, participants contribute to providing compassionate end-of-life care to patients and support for their families.

Verification of Expected Death Training Maidstone Kent

Course Information

Course Number Course Validity Course Duration Course Assessment Course Accreditation Course Approvals
SC01191 Year ½ DayFormative--

Course Programme

  • Introduction to Verification of Expected Death
  • Understanding the importance of accurate and respectful verification
  • Overview of legal and professional responsibilities
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Assessment of Irreversible Cessation of Circulation and Breathing
  • Communication with the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
  • Providing Emotional Support to Families
  • Cultural and Religious Sensitivity
  • Handling Unexpected Findings
  • Compassionate Dealing with the Body
  • Debriefing and Self-Care
  • Course Review and Conclusion
  • Summarising essential verification of expected death principles
  • Providing post-course resources for ongoing professional development
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