Developing guidelines for syringe driver management

Kain, Victoria J., Yates, Patsy M., Barrett, Linda, Bradley, Toni, Circosta, Mary, Hall, Anthony, Hardy, Janet, Israel, Fiona, McLeod, Lesley, Vora, Rohan, & Wheatley, Helen (2006) Developing guidelines for syringe driver management. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12(2), pp. 60-69.

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The aim of this project was to develop clinical practice guidelines for the use and administration of pharmacological agents for symptom control via syringe drivers within Australia. By developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the use of this common device, this project aimed to improve patient outcomes, reduce practice variation, minimize errors and encourage more efficient use of resources. A literature review identified current literature regarding syringe driver management and an expert panel was assembled to assist in the development of the guidelines. The development of these practice guidelines provides an example of how palliative care practitioners can use a framework of contemporary evidence to enhance clinical practice.

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ID Code: 84381
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Syringe Drivers, Palliative Care, Subcutaneous Infusions, End-of-Life Care
DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2006.12.2.20532
ISSN: 1357-6321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 20 May 2015 06:33
Last Modified: 26 May 2015 06:27

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