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Gastrostomy / Enteral Devices Training – Caring for and administering medicines through Gastrostomy (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 tube 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


Face-to-face (in person) practical workshop.


3.5 hours



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. 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 price

£750 per workshop (delivered at your venue for max 12 delegates) + VAT and travel expenses

Course content

See below (click to expand). Call us if you wish to discuss tailoring content to you.

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 skin level gastrostomy (mini or mic-key button) tube and accessing a gastrostomy and giving fluids