An Introduction to Syringe Drivers in Palliative Care

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Syringe drivers are small, portable, battery-operated pumps used to inject medicines subcutaneously at a continuous rate. They are used to deliver medicines to people who are receiving palliative care when other routes of administration are deemed inappropriate or ineffective.

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Syringe drivers help to improve the comfort of patients receiving palliative care, however, they may cause serious harm if healthcare professionals are unfamiliar with the associated equipment and procedures. Knowing how these devices work and being able to appropriately operate and care for them is crucial in ensuring patients’ safety.

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