Syringe Driver Training

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St Peter's Hospice

Course Provider

    Based in Bristol

Regions covered


How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 0117 915 9465.

Training Course Details

  • Course Length: 4 hours
  • Delivery Method: In-house/Workplace, Classroom-based/Venue
  • Suitable for: Individual, Group


Both Introduction to Syringe Drivers and Advanced Syringe Drivers training are offered at St Peter’s Hospice.

Introduction to Syringe Driver Training:

This session is aimed at clinical staff with limited knowledge or experience of syringe drivers in practice. It offers an opportunity to develop or refresh knowledge and confidence in the use of syringe drivers in end of life care.

The programme includes:

  • Indications for use of a Syringe Driver in End of Life Care.
  • Choosing the right needle site for individual patients.
  • Practical demonstration/familiarisation of equipment (to include differences between syringe drivers).
  • Simple conversations from oral to subcutaneous Opioids.

Training Dates:

  • Tuesday 15th September 2015
  • Monday 4th January 2016
  • Tuesday 17th May 2016

Sessions take place between 12.30-4.00pm at St Peter’s Hospice.

We can also provide Introduction to Syringe Driver Training within your organisation, for up to 12 attendees.


Advanced Syringe Driver Training:

This session is aimed at clinical staff with extensive experience of Syringe Drivers in practice and offers an opportunity to further develop knowledge and understanding of complex issues.

The programme includes:

  • Complex management/troubleshooting
  • Pharmacology; drug combinations, compatibility and interactions
  • Practicalities of drug administration
  • drug conversions and calculations

Training dates:

  • Thursday 15th October 2015
  • Tuesday 21st June 2016

Sessions take place between 12.30pm-4.00pm at St Peter’s Hospice.

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