Syringe Driver Competency
This course equips Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to manage a subcutaneous syringe driver in their place of work. You will receive your certificate on passing a practical assessment and theory test.
There are two learning options to gain certification, both are endorsed by Hospice New Zealand.
OPTION 1: 3 hour workshop
Harbour Hospice offers 3 hour workshops throughout the year which cover the theoretical and practical requirements to gain Syringe Driver certification. This training can be delivered at your workplace by arrangement. Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 attendees are required.
Registration is essential
Cost: $70 inc GST
Duration: 3 hours
2021 Syringe Driver Competency Course Dates
24 March, 9:30am to 12:30pm The Gathering, B:HIVE Building, Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna
8 April, 9:30am to 12:30pm Harbour Hospice Hibiscus House, Conference Centre
4 May, 9:30am to 12:30pm The Gathering, B:HIVE Building, Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna
9 June, 9:30am to 12:30pm Harbour Hospice Hibiscus House, Conference Centre
19 August, 9:30am to 12:30pm Whenua Pupuke, North Shore Hospital
7 September, 9:30am to 12:30pm Harbour Hospice Hibiscus House, Conference Centre
5 October, 9:30am to 12:30pm Whenua Pupuke, North Shore Hospital
23 November, 8:30am to 11:30am Harbour Hospice Hibiscus House, Conference Centre
OPTION 2: Blended Learning - online theory and practical workshop
Hospice Waikato has developed an online learning site called PalEd and the Syringe Driver Competency Programme is now available for registered nurses and enrolled nurses employed by ARRC facilities and Hospices to complete. This programme is endorsed by Hospice New Zealand and will take around 2 hours to complete.
To register you will require a login to PalEd which can be obtained by emailing the PalEd Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
When you successfully pass the online syringe driver competency programme, email email@example.com to register for a 1 hour practical competency workshop to gain your full certificate of competency.
Cost: $20 inc GST
Duration: 2 hours online and 1 hour practical workshop
Dates: As required
With a mixture of theory and practical training, I can now confidently administer and set up a Syringe Driver.