Introduction to Syringe Drivers Workshop

The use of syringe drivers in palliative and end of life care. This course will provide an introduction to the essential skills and key components of syringe drivers.

St Christopher's CARE

Event overview

  • 18 Jun, 2024, 15 Oct, 2024
  • 2 hours
  • 11am to 1pm
  • £60 plus VAT
  • FREE to Care Home Partners
  • St Christopher's CARE

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Introduction to Syringe Drivers Workshop

An introductory workshop covering the theory and practice of using syringe drivers. A practical workshop with hands on practice setting up a syringe driver.


For a district nurse or nurse working in a hospice, using a syringe driver can be second nature. Health and social care professionals working in other settings are likely to be much less familiar with this piece of equipment that is such a critical part of palliative and end of life care.

Our expert nursing team will provide learners of all levels with a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of syringe drivers. As well as gaining confidence in using the equipment, attendees will also learn about some of the most commonly used drugs. The course tutors will also provide solutions to some of the most frequent problems that can occur when using a syringe driver, providing learners with the skills to troubleshoot.

What will I learn?

  • Gain increased understanding of the indications for use of a syringe drivers
  • Improve knowledge of the most commonly used drugs administered by syringe driver
  • Become confident with the procedure of setting up a syringe driver and troubleshooting

This workshop will take place at St Christopher’s CARE in Sydenham.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Who is it for?

The course is appropriate for all Nurses, Nursing Associates, Care Home Managers, Pharmacists and Doctors looking either to upskill or refresh themselves in the use of syringe drivers.

Karen Duckworth

Karen Duckworth

Karen is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at St Christopher’s Hospice, caring for those at end of life in the Bromley community.  She has recently started a secondment within CARE as a visiting lecturer and facilitates the ECHOs for Bromley and Croydon mental health and learning disability homes.  Karen has worked as a palliative care nurse since 2014. Her experience includes both community and in-patient settings. She has had the privilege to work with many patients, and their families, as they face life-limiting illness. For Karen, the holistic nature of palliative care work has driven her passion for the specialty. Karen enjoys sharing…
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