Set-up and maintenance of syringe drivers for subcutaneous drug administration in palliative care

C.M. Hirsch, J.F. Marriott, C.A. Langley, K.A. Wilson, C. Faull

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Abstract

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Details of syringe driver use were collected from 11 inpatient hospice units in the West Midlands and compared with predetermined standards set by a multidisciplinary group
We recorded 294 syringe driver events which complied with standards for the choice of administration site, protection of the syringe driver from light and the reason for initiation of the infusion
Issues of nurse training, variability in prescribing practices, provision of written information for patients, labelling and documentation of the diluent used were all identified as areas in which compliance with standards could be improved
Original languageEnglish
Article numberR43
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Volume10
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002
EventBritish Pharmaceutical Conference 2002 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Sep 200225 Sep 2002

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