PEG Tube Feeding and Care

Date: TBC
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PEG Tube Feeding and Care Course Content:


This course is an interactive discussion and presentation on the care of nursing home residents with PEG tube feeding and practical skills in the management of the feeding tube.

  • Understanding Enteral Feeding
  • Concept, use, and advantages of PEG
  • Legal and professional responsibilities
  • Accountability and consent
  • Understanding the tube and feed types
  • How to commence feed, flush, and secure
  • Everyday care, cleaning and monitoring of PEG tube
  • Equipment needed in cleaning and feeding
  • Prescription and care plan check
  • Step-by-step practical demonstration (mannequin) –feeding and care
  • Troubleshooting and complication management
  • Infection monitoring and reporting
  • Documentation of care delivered
  • Practical demonstration – group scenario
  • Competency Assessment – signing off
  • Completion of competency – planning

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