Syringe driver in palliative and end of life care

patient with syringe driver in place
Course No. 1190

£125.00 (+ VAT per delegate - open courses)

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Course Outline

Our comprehensive Syringe Driver Training Course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate end-of-life care including pain relief. Our experienced trainers will lead you through a holistic approach; you will learn how to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of your patients, while ensuring their comfort and dignity.

With a focus on syringe driver usage, equipment, and medication administration, you will gain the skills to prioritise patient safety and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Additionally, you will master the setup and monitoring of infusion pumps, ensuring smooth medication administration in sensitive situations.

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  • Describe the importance of holistic palliative and end of life care
  • Initiate difficult conversations with confidence and empathy
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of using syringe driver
  • List the equipment required
  • Name commonly used drugs and syringes, including the use of drugs beyond licence
  • Explain sites to use and which to avoid
  • Explain how to troubleshoot a variety of situations
  • Complete documentation correctly
  • Monitor patient checks
  • Demonstrate setting up the infusion pump

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