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Potential problems

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Problems which may occur include:

  • flow problems
  • skin reactions
  • drug incompatibility or precipitation
  • management problems

Staff using syringe drivers must be adequately trained and different rate settings must be clearly indicated and differentiated: incorrect use of syringe drivers is a common cause of drug errors.

Sources: (1) St Elizabeth Hospice Guidelines,Ipswich, 1997 (2) BNF

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