Syringe drivers may be used in managing symptoms for patients, who are at the end of their lives. Not all patients who are dying require a syringe driver, however, there are common symptoms associated with dying that may need to be managed by the use of one of these devices.
Common symptoms include:
– Nausea and /or vomiting
– Respiratory secretions
What will I learn?
– Indications/rationale for commencing use of a syringe driver
– Drug compatibility/incompatibility
– Siting of the needle
– Useful tips when in use
– Trouble shooting – problems you may encounter and how to manage them
– McKinley T34 practical
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