This Syringe Driver Awareness training course covers a range of issues associated with this form of medication delivery, in order to provide a highly practical resource for nurses and health professionals.

The Syringe Driver Awareness training course begins by introducing syringe drivers and their use in palliative care. Subsequently, the procedures for preparing the patient and driver, and for commencing the infusion, are outlined. Finally, a number of troubleshooting ideas and the practical application of syringe driver are presented.

Please note: For the practical element of this course to take place your specific equipment needs to be available on-site. A competency framework is included in this training. Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. The completed document can then be used to identify the individuals’ competence.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • When to use a syringe driver and it’s benefit
  • The risk management issues and the limitations of certain devices
  • How to set up, prime and check the syringe driver is ready for use
  • Record keeping and documentation of syringe driver use
  • Demonstration of the safe administration of drugs via syringe driver devices within the scope of the relevant policy and guidelines
  • Applied practical workstation and simulated practical assessment
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Competency framework and theory test

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Level: 2

Max attendees: 15

Course length: ½ day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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Really excellent session, very useful and will feed back to my team.