Syringe Driver Training

syringe driver training

This Syringe Driver Training will be led by: Jill Short, Nurse Specialist & Education Lead or Anita Coumbe, Education Facilitator

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees MUST be trained/registered nurses.

Syringe Driver Training

This is a 2 hour training session to update your existing knowledge. The aim of this training is to safely practice and explore the reasons for setting up and managing a patient requiring a syringe driver.

Choice of dates:

(please select one of the dates)

12 September, 7 November, OR 5 December

14:00 – 16:00 (all dates)

Syringe Driver Training Course Fee:

£25 per person
to include all course materials and refreshments

Course Venue:

Rowans Hospice, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU except for course on 7 November which takes place at Rowans Living Well Centre, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU.

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for qualified nursing staff who use a McKinley T34 syringe driver.

Course Information:

This includes a practical session in setting up the syringe driver. A McKinley T34 syringe driver will be used during this training session. We will provide a certificate of attendance only.

This session will not check or sign off competencies of setting up a Syringe Driver or administrating drugs; a policy will need to be in place in your own workplace to ensure competencies are checked within the team. 

Important areas that will be covered include:

  • Accountability
  • Advantages and disadvantages in the use of a syringe driver
  • Common drugs used
  • Conversions
  • Preferred sites
  • Monitoring and safety checks
  • Trouble shooting
Course Testimonials

"Very informative, will use in my future practice"

"Builds on my overall confidence"

"Friendly, relaxed format"

"Good training with a lot of information to pass on to my colleagues"

"Very informative and easy to follow"

"This course has improved my syringe driver knowledge greatly"

"Helpful in improving my knowledge and confidence when using the driver"

To book a place on the Syringe Driver Training or to find out more please email: education@rowanshospice.co.uk.

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