Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Workshops
This programme is endorsed by Hospice New Zealand and is designed for registered nurses practising in a variety of settings, including hospital, aged residential care and community who may need to manage a syringe driver within a palliative care setting and required to demonstrate competency in its use.
To attain certification, each nurse is required to:
- Complete a workbook (this will be provided)
- Attend a 2-hour workshop, during which a practical competency assessment will be completed
- Complete a written test obtaining 80% minimum in the written component and 100% in the drug calculations
Following successful completion of the programme a certificate will be issued.
To maintain certification:
It is advised that nurses attend this course every two years to maintain their certification. If you have any questions on syringe drivers or syringe driver education, please phone Janine Colpman-King on 3774252 or email Janine@laketaupohospice.co.nz to discuss.
Programme Dates for 2017
Full Syringe Driver Progamme:
Thursday, 13th April 10:00 – 12:30 pm
Thursday, 19th October 10:00 –12:30 pm
Izard Hospice House
29 Huka Falls Road
Bookings essential and limited to 15 places.
Please complete the on-line registration form below.