As all our external education is currently on hold, I am very pleased to let you know what Waikato Hospice is providing their online syringe driver competency programme free of charge until the end of May 2020 to all organisations across New Zealand, to request a username and password please go to https://www.hospicewaikato.org.nz/education-item/online-learning.
If you choose this option can you email your certificate to Janine@laketaupohospice.co.nz and I shall organise a zoom meeting with you to complete the final section of the course and then I can issue with a Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver competency certificate.
Clinical Nurse Educator/Quality:Clinical
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 07 377 4252 or email Michelle Edlin at
Programme Dates for 2020
Full Syringe Driver Programme:
Thursday, 10 September 2020 9:30 –12 pm
Izard Hospice House
29 Huka Falls Road
Bookings essential and limited to 15 places.
Please complete the on-line registration form below.