This session 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:

  • To understand professional accountability
  • To know the advantages and disadvantages of the use of a syringe driver
  • To become aware of the common medications used
  • To recognise the importance of essential conversations and consent
  • To know how to identify preferred sites
  • To know how to monitor and perform safety checks and trouble shooting
  • Inserting / practising Saf – T – Intima
  • Use of Body Guard T Pump

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.


Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight


09:00 - 12:30


£25 per delegate

Feedback from previous delegates:

“ Delivered well and easy to understand - always something new to learn no matter how competent you are ”

“ Very useful training to aid safe delivery and effective EOL care ”

How to book

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30th May 2024

5th November 2024

Please note that cancellations made within 24 hours of the training start date will be charged the full price. Cancellations made prior to this will incur a 1.5% processing fee.