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The use of syringe drivers: a paediatric perspective

Publication year
2004
Author(s)
McNeilly, P.; Price, J.; McCloskey, S.
Pages
399-404
Volume
10
Number
8

Successful symptom management in the palliative and terminal care of patients frequently involves the use of syringe drivers. A wealth of literature exists to support their use in the care of adult patients both within specialist palliative care inpatient units and in the community setting. However, little has been written regarding their use in the paediatric population. The purpose of this article is to examine specific issues concerning the use of syringe drivers when caring for children and young people in the terminal phase of illness.

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