Syringe Driver Training

This syringe driver training course is aimed at registered nurses who want to upskill or refresh their knowledge around syringe drivers.

The aim is to teach delegates the theoretical and practical skills required to safely and effectively use syringe drivers.

This syringe driver training will teach delegates the importance of ensuring the machine is set up correctly before administering any medication through them.

This training course is tailored around the McKinley T34, training can be arranged for alternative models if required – please let us know in advance.

As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended

Syringe Driver Training Course Summary

  • Discuss past and present attitudes/experience around palliative care
  • Holistic palliative care
  • Discuss considerations and difficult conversations
  • Accountability
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using syringe driver
  • Equipment required
  • Documentation and Labelling syringes
  • Monitoring patient checks
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Syringes
  • Sites to use and avoid
  • Use of drugs beyond licence
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Troubleshooting
  • Give a practical demonstration of how to set up a syringe pump
  • Practical session setting up a McKinley T34 syringe pump  – you will need to supply the unit if an alternative machine is required.

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Training FAQ's

Where Do You Deliver The Syringe Driver Training?

We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. We also have our own venues in the Midlands if you don’t have access to a training room. We are also able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

Who Is This Syringe Driver Training For?

This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. For larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

Who Will Conduct The Training?

One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands!

We will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.


This course lasts approximately 2-3 hours.


Delegates will be issued with certificates of attendance valid for a period of 1 year.

Online Booking

Please find our full list of open courses available for you to book onto.

Click the links below for more information on our venues

  • Stoke on Trent
  • London

We are taking every precaution to keep delegates safe during COVID19. Social distancing will be in effect with reduced class numbers.

Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and spray, aprons, gloves and face-shields will all be provided – we only ask you bring a mask and a focussed attitude ready to learn.

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