This Enteral or PEG Feeding training course is designed to increase awareness of enteral feeding and to provide the delegate with the practical knowledge to deal with this feeding method.

In the United Kingdom it is estimated that over 10,000 individuals will be tube fed in the community which is double the number in hospitals. Protocols and procedures for clinically qualified staff who are administering feeds & medications can also be included in the course, although competency must be assessed within the scope of the delegates own organisation’s policy guidelines. The applied practical workstation & simulated practical assessment can only be provided if the equipment is available on site.

Please note: A competency framework is included in this training. Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. The completed document can then be used to identify the individuals’ competence.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • The purpose of enteral feeding
  • Neurological conditions which may require enteral feeding
  • Different types of enteral tubes
  • Indications and contra indications of enteral feeding
  • The care of naso gastric tube and implementing balloon gastrostomy
  • The procedures for feeding and administering medications via enteral tubes
  • Recognising, dealing with and reporting complications
  • The care and maintenance of enteral feeding tubes
  • Procedures for effective mouth care
  • Competency framework
  • Documentation and record keeping

Face to Face Training

  • Max attendees: 15
  • Course length: ½ day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

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Webinar Training

  • Max attendees: 20
  • Single session: 2 hours

Tutor lead webinars delivering theory based learning. Any practical elements are demonstrated via instructional videos.

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To make a booking – or for further course details – please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969. You can also write to us for more information about all of our healthcare training courses.

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