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Syringe pumps offer an alternative route for delivering medicine when the oral route cannot be used. This is particularly important for patients receiving palliative care, for whom a continuous infusion of medication can improve symptom control. This article explains how to administer drugs safely using these devices.


Mukoreka, J. and Sisay, I. (2015) Safe practice in syringe pump management. Nursing Times. 111(14), p.19-21.

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