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

Hirsch, C.M., Marriott, J.F., Langley, C.A., Wilson, K.A. and Faull, C. (2002). Set-up and maintenance of syringe drivers for subcutaneous drug administration in palliative care. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 10 (S1), R43.

Abstract

Focal points: 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

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-7174.2002.tb00646.x
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Full Text Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2042-7174.2002.tb00646.x/abstract
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Published Date: 2002-09
Authors: Hirsch, C.M.
Marriott, J.F.
Langley, C.A. ( 0000-0002-0178-3778)
Wilson, K.A.
Faull, C.

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