Introduction to Syringe Driver (McKinley)

29 March 2017

Course information

Do you panic when confronted with a syringe driver? If so, you're not alone.

This session will give you an understanding of the 'what, when, why, where and how' of syringe driver use (McKinley), including practical hands on experience. We'll also give you a reference guide to take away.

Course details

half day
29 March 2017
29 March 2017
All health and social care professionals with limited or no experience of syringe driver use
Refreshments provided (no lunch)
01225 721 470

Other information

This half day sessions aims to give you a basic understanding of how to set up and manage a syringe driver.

It will explore the concept of syringe drivers and how they are used in palliative care.

Key content:

  • an overview of how to set up and manage a syringe driver (including loading and measurement)
  • tips for common problems and ‘trouble-shooting’ techniques
  • information on some of the common medications used
  • a chance to try out your knowledge during a practical hands-on session

We will also give you helpful reference information and information on how to access further advice.

Booking details

To book this event call 01225 721 470 or email

Booking form