McKinley Syringe Driver Training



At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe what a syringe driver is and the clinical reasons for it's use.
  • Identify the key features of the T34 and demonstrate knowledge of their function.
  • Demonstrate how to load a syringe in the T34 and programme the T34 to deliver the contents of the syringe.
  • Explain how to troubleshoot and resolve alarm problems.
  • Describe the care and maintenance of the syringe pump.
  • Discuss the common drugs used in a McKinley and the reasons for their use.

Intended Audience  

Qualified nursing staff who use a McKinley T34 as part of their role. Please note that all training delivered at St Benedict’s Hospice is based on local policies and procedures. 


Dates & Times (for Independent Sector Qualified Nurses eg: Care Homes and Domiciliary Home Care Companies only)



CANCELLED 6 February 2019


4 April 2019


4 June 2019



Dates & Times (for staff employed by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust )



CANCELLED 22 January 2019


14 March 2019


16 May 2019




St Benedict's Hospice & Centre for Specialist Palliative Care, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0NY


£60.00 per person  or free to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust staff members and can be booked through OLM/Oracle. 

How to Book

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust Staff Members - Click Here to log onto Oracle/OLM and book your place 

External Staff - please download the booking form (PDF format or Word Format) and return to

If you would like further information on this course please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Northway, Education Coordinator on Tel: 0191 512 8437 or Email: