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.