Workshop:
The Use of Syringe Drivers and Medication at the End of Life

Date and time

12th April 2021 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Cost

This course is fully funded and only available for staff working in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Venue

Not Applicable
Not Applicable

About this workshop

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.

Delegates attending the session will leave with:

• A better understanding of the use of syringe drivers in managing symptoms.
• Feel better equipped to discuss the role of syringe drivers with patients and families

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 or iPhone

Suitable for

Registered nurses working in care homes across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

How to register

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