Verification of Life Extinct



This programme is designed to provide registered nurses with the knowledge and skills required to take on the extended role of verifying life extinct.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, each participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the legal, ethical and professional issues underpinning the extended role of the registered nurse in undertaking verification of life extinct
  • Outline the procedures for verification of life extinct
  • Demonstrate competence, via simulated practice, in assessing for the absence of clinical signs of life
  • Discuss the importance of adherence to Trust policy, accurate documentation and communication with other agencies/personnel or family


Registered Nurses


Lecture/discussion/simulated practice



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Sorry, there are currently no further dates scheduled for this programme. However, if you would like you may register your interest.