Syringe driver regional templates
In 2009, a multidisciplinary sub group of the NICaN Pharmacy Group produced templates for syringe driver prescription and adminstration. These templates were part of a best practice circular re syringe driver prescription and administration issued in June 2009. These templates have been reviewed as many trusts have or are implementing new syringe pumps calibrated in volume per unit time in response to National Patient Safety Agency Rapid Response Report: Safer Ambulatory Syringe Drivers. The orginal templates were for syringe drivers calilbrated in distance travelled. The subgroup has revised these for syringe pumps calibrated in volume per unit time. Following consultation and piloting, the revised templates are now complete.