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PEG Gastrostomy Training – Caring for and administering medicines through PEG tubes

Course overview

The course gives delegates an underpinning knowledge of the theory including topics such as: what is enteral feeding? Different enteral feeding devices and indications for enteral feeding, and caring for an enteral tubes. We will discuss administration of feeds and medicines via enteral tubes with a practical competency element using a clinical doll to assess a person’s ability to deliver fluids and care for a tune that has becomes dislodged. The session will be tailored and answer any relevant questions the delegates have.

Aimed at

Nurses and care staff in all care settings

Duration

3.5 hours

Certification

One year (in line with CQC/NICE recommendations)

Accreditation

Skills for Care

Assessment

Assessment is carried out via a theory quiz completed at the end of the course and practical elements using an appropriate clinical doll designed to have a skin level Gastrostomy change and to access and give fluids via a gastrostomy device or Nasal Gastric Tube. Delegates will pass the course by completing the theory test and also demonstrating their ability to access the gastrostomy device and simulate care when a tube becomes dislodged.

COURSE CONTENT (Click to expand)

  • What is enteral feeding?
  • Indications for enteral feeding
  • Types of devices
  • Tube site problems troubleshooting
  • Administration of feeds, medications and fluid
  • Practical competency – managing a dislodged tube and accessing a gastrostomy and giving fluids