Introduction to Syringe Drivers Workshop

St Christopher's CARE


14 Jun, 2022 20 Sep, 2022 21 Feb, 2023
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St Christopher's CARE

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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.

  • 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


    Participants will also 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.

  • Tutors

    • Sergio Damaso – Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Hannah Louks – Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Katie Grace – Ward Manager
    • Fiona Dix – Ward Manager

    Sergio Damaso Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Christopher's

    Sergio is a clinical nurse specialist in palliative care with several years of experience in surgical and medical oncology, haematology , intensive care, pain management, nursing management, tissue viability and stoma care.

    After starting his palliative care career at St Joseph’s Hospice, Sergio has joined STCH in 2017 and has been offering his specialist palliative care expertise between the inpatient unit and the community.

    One of his biggest career achievements was joining CARE as a visiting lecturer, supporting other colleagues to advance their own practice through education, focusing on developing KNOWHOW – our state of the art skills lab.

    He is always available to help others, truly lives the hospice values / mission statement and considers himself as approachable, knowledgeable enough and compassionate.

    His educational and research interests are around total pain, spiritual suffering, advanced nursing practice and informal carers training.

  • What will the course look like?

    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.

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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

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