Syringe Driver Training

Course Description

This course enables the learner to delve into the practical aspect of end of life. The learner will be able to identify functions of the T34 McKinley pump and the Grasby pump. We explore the principles of administrating medication and best practice in end of life care utilising nice guidelines. The learner will also identify the principles of holistic end of life care whilst incorporating the CQC fundamental standards.

Course Outline

  • Basic principles and indications for use
  • Advantages/disadvantages of using a syringe driver
  • Insertion sites and sites to avoid; associated problems
  • Commonly used medication
  • Safe drug practice
  • Diluents
  • Procedure guideline
  • Competency
  • Drug calculation
  • Guidance on T34 McKinley pump

Course Duration



The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues.