Syringe Pump Training

Syringe Pump Training

Both the Syringe Pump Award (Introduction) and Syringe Pump Certificate (Advanced) are held at St Peter's Hospice, Brentry.  We also offer bespoke Syringe Pump Training which can be delivered within your organisation (for up to 12 attendees).  

Syringe Pump Award

This award is aimed at clinical staff with limited knowledge or experience of syringe pumps in practice. It offers an opportunity to develop or refresh knowledge and confidence in the use of syringe pumps in end of life care.

Course content:

  • Indications for use of a syringe pump in end of life care.
  • Practical demonstration and familiarisation of equipment including differences between syringe pumps.
  • Simple conversions from oral to subcutaneous opioids.

Syringe Pump Certificate

The Syringe Pump Certificate is aimed at clinical staff with extensive experience of syringe pumps in practice. It offers an opportunity to further develop knowledge and understanding of complex issues.

Course content:

  • Complex management/troubleshooting.
  • Pharmacology including drug combinations, compatibility and interactions.
  • Practicalities of drug administration.
  • Drug conversions and calculations.