Syringe Driver in End of Life Care
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About this course
This session does not provide a confirmation of competence but provides an opportunity for a refresher for registered general nurses to practically consider the appropriate use of a 24 hour subcutaneous syringe driver (McKinley/CME T34) in palliative and end of life care. Topics included during the session are:
• Indications for using a syringe driver, to include advantages and possible disadvantages.
• Common medications used in a syringe driver, to include compatibilities and diluents.
• Setting up the syringe driver, to include necessary equipment, documentation and ongoing monitoring and trouble shooting skills.
• This session will be delivered using our ECHO (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) technology. ECHO is a recognised and secure teleconferencing method of delivery using ECHO Zoom software and will require delegates to simply click onto a link that will be sent to them via E mail to attend the session. The only requirement that delegates will need is a device that has a camera and microphone such as a computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone or smart phone.