This two-hour workshop is to update existing knowledge, and to safely practice and explore the reasons for setting up and managing a patient requiring a syringe driver.

The use of the T34 syringe driver is a simple and effective way to administer subcutaneous medication to control symptoms and the appropriate and expert use in palliative care can transform patients' comfort and wellbeing at the end of life. This workshop includes a practical session in setting up the syringe driver. A McKinley T34 syringe driver will be used during this training session.


Registered nurses and users of the CME Medical T34 syringe driver.


Presentation, discussion, demonstration and practical.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • understand professional accountability
  • know the advantages and disadvantages in the use of a syringe driver
  • know the common drugs used
  • know the essential conversions and consent
  • identify preferred sites
  • monitoring and safety checks
  • troubleshoot

We will provide a certificate of attendance only. This session will not check or sign off competencies of setting up a syringe driver or administering drugs; a policy will need to be in place in your own workplace to ensure competencies are checked within the team.


  • Using a syringe driver - 9am to 12pm

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Dates for 2020 to be released shortly.

13 February 2020 23 April 2020 18 June 2020