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NG Feeding Train The Trainer

The NG Tube Train the Trainer course gets healthcare workers ready to teach others how to manage nasogastric tubes properly. Apart from learning how to put in, check, and look after tubes, participants also learn how to teach. This means making teaching lessons, using different teaching styles, giving helpful feedback, and dealing with any worries learners might have. The course helps them run training sessions in a standard way, so everyone in their workplace knows how to manage NG tubes well.

Gain the required skills

Nasogastric tube trainer course builds the training skills to teach other important aspects of NG tube feeding like choosing the right tube, putting it in safely, checking where it goes, and taking care of it every day. It also talks about teaching patients, writing down what happens, and what to do in emergencies with NG tubes.

The goal is simply to help nurses and carers with experience learn how to teach others about managing NG tubes well, so everyone in hospitals and clinics knows what to do.

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Course Summary

  • Building Your NG Feed Trainer Expertise
  • Creating a Safe and Supportive Learning Environment for NG Feed Training
  • Effective Trainer-Learner Relationships in NG Feed Training
  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning Strategies for NG Feed Training
  • Developing Your NG Feed Teaching Skills: Micro-Teaching (Assignment)

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    Where do you deliver this training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. We also have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). Also, we can deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practical’s.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2 days. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

    Who will conduct the training?

    One of our expert tutors. These all have an abundance of first hand care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

About NG Feed Trainer Course

The NG Tube Trainer Course, also called Nasogastric Tube Train the Trainer Course, is a teaching skill course made to help healthcare workers learn how to teach others about giving nasogastric (NG) feeding properly. It helps individuals learn how to teach others about using and looking after nasogastric (NG) tubes. These tubes are flexible and go through the nose, down the throat, and into the tummy to give food, water, or medicine straight into the tummy.

In the course, individuals will be reintroduced to Nasogastric tube overview:

  1. Body bits: Knowing how the tummy works and what happens when we eat.
  2. When to use the tubes and when not to: Figuring out when it’s okay to put in an NG tube and when it might be risky.
  3. Picking and putting in the tube: Choosing the right tube and putting it in safely.
  4. Checking and watching: Making sure the tube is in the right place and looking out for any problems.
  5. Feeding and giving medicine: Getting food and medicine into the tube and knowing how much to give.
  6. Looking after the tube: Keeping it clean and safe, and knowing what to do if something goes wrong.
  7. Teaching patients and families: Helping them understand how to use the tube and deal with any worries.

The course focuses more on building teaching skill so a prior knowledge and experience on NG tube feed training (or peg feed training) is necessary to take the course.

This mean practising different ways of teaching, making teaching materials, and showing that individuals know how to use the tubes properly.

When you complete the course, you earn an NG trainer certificate. This means you can teach other healthcare workers about using NG tubes. It helps make sure everyone does things the same way in hospitals and clinics.


Course Module

1. Building Your NG Feed Trainer Expertise

1.1 What NG Feed Trainers Do

1.2 Rules and Good Ways to Feed Through NG Tubes

1.3 Making Everyone Feel Welcome in NG Feed Training

1.4 Helping Each Person Learn Better in NG Feeding


2. Making a Safe Place for NG Feed Training

2.1 Making Sure the Place to Learn NG Feed Is Safe and Friendly

2.2 Encouraging Good Behaviour and Respect When Learning About NG Feeding

2.3 Setting Rules and Keeping Control During NG Feed Training (Ways to Test and Sum Up)


3. Good Relationships Between Trainers and Learners in NG Feed Training

3.1 Working Well with Others in NG Feed Training

3.2 Keeping a Professional Distance with Learners in NG Feed Training


4. Teaching Everyone in NG Feed Training

4.1 Making Learning Work for Different People in NG Feed Training

4.2 Keeping People Interested and Motivated in NG Feed Training

4.3 Dealing with Difficult Behaviour During NG Feed Training

4.4 Talking in Different Ways to Help Everyone Learn in NG Feed Training

4.5 Giving Useful Feedback to Help Improve NG Feed Skills

4.6 Finding Areas Where Learners Can Get Better at NG Feeding


5. Improving Your NG Feed Teaching: Small Teaching Practice (Task)

5.1 Planning and Doing a Short Teaching Session on NG Feeding

5.2 Using Different Tools: Booklet, Questions, Notes, etc. (All About NG Feeding)

5.3 Getting Feedback: Watching and Being Watched by Others

5.4 Judging Yourself and Thinking About How You Teach NG Feeding

5.5 Making a Full Plan for a NG Feed Training Session


NG Tube Train the Trainer: Learning Goals

  1. Trainer Expertise:
    • Understand the Responsibilities of an NG Tube Trainer
    • Follow Regulations & Best Practices
    • Create Inclusive Learning Environments
    • Recognize and Tackle Individual Learner Needs
  2. Safe & Supportive Learning:
    • Establish a Safe & Supportive Learning Environment
    • Encourage Positive Behaviour & Respect
    • Set Rules & Manage Class Dynamics (Assessments)
  3. Effective Trainer-Learner Relationships:
    • Work Well with Others
    • Maintain Professional Boundaries
  4. Inclusive Teaching & Learning:
    • Plan Lessons that Include Everyone
    • Keep Learners Interested & Motivated
    • Handle Difficult Behaviour
    • Adjust Communication for Each Learner
    • Give Useful Feedback & Find Areas to Improve
  5. Micro-Teaching Assessment (NG Feeding Focus):
    • Plan & Teach a Mini-Lesson on NG Tubes
    • Use Different Tools (Workbook, Exam, Handout, etc.)
    • Get Feedback from Tutor & Peers (twice)
    • Assess Yourself & Think About How to Improve

By completing this course, participants become more confident and skilled in teaching others how to give NG feeding correctly. This ensures that patients who need this kind of nutritional help get it safely and effectively.


See more trainer courses available for nurses, carers and other Senior workers interested in teaching.


Benefits of NG Tube Train the Trainer

Course Advantages:

  1. Become a Certified NG Feed Trainer: Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to confidently teach others how to safely and correctly give nasogastric (NG) feeding.
  2. Improve Patient Care: Help improve patient health outcomes by ensuring healthcare professionals are well-prepared in NG feeding procedures.
  3. Improve Your Teaching Skills: Learn important teaching skills to effectively deliver NG tube training sessions.
  4. Boost Your Confidence: Gain the confidence to lead and support others in mastering NG feeding methods.
  5. Promote Safety: Contribute to preventing complications and ensuring patient safety through thorough NG tube training.
  6. Increase Efficiency: Train more qualified professionals to handle NG feeding requirements within your healthcare environment.
  7. Career Growth: This specialised training can enhance your CV and open doors to new career opportunities.


Course Benefits to Care Homes:

Improved Resident Care:

  • Better Safety: Trained staff can make sure they insert NG tubes correctly, follow feeding methods, and keep things clean, reducing the chance of problems like infections or breathing in food.
  • Fewer Hospital Trips: Looking after NG tubes well means residents get more food and fewer problems, which might mean they don’t have to go back to the hospital as much.
  • Better Life Quality: Residents with proper care for their NG tubes have fewer problems like feeling sick or breathing in food. This can make their life better overall.

Staff Benefits:

  • More Confidence: Staff who know how to handle NG tubes feel more sure about their work, which makes them happier and less stressed.
  • Better Skills and Knowledge: Training gives staff the latest tips and rules about NG feeding, helping them keep learning and growing in their job.
  • Time Management: Skilled staff can do NG feeding quickly, leaving more time for other things residents need.

Overall Facility Benefits:

  • Saves Money: Fewer problems and hospital trips mean the facility spends less money.
  • Good Reputation: Having trained staff shows the facility cares about residents and their safety, which might make more people want to live there.
  • Keeps Staff Around: Offering training and caring about staff growth makes for a nicer workplace, which might mean less staff leaving.


Who Should Attend NG Trainer Training

The best people for an NG Tube Train the Trainer Course would be healthcare workers in care and nursing homes who want to teach others about NG tube. Prior experience makes a big difference and understanding much about Nasogastric feeding topics counts.

Who should take the course:

  • Nurses: These nurses usually know a lot about taking care of people and could learn how to teach others about putting in NG tubes, giving food, and looking after them.
  • People who already use NG Tubes: Nurses or other healthcare workers who’ve already used NG tubes could learn how to teach others well after getting better at it.
  • Caregivers who are serious and have done this a lot: In some places, people who look after others and know a lot about it might get to go on this course, especially if they really want to learn to teach.

What makes a good teacher:

  • Knowing lots about how to look after people: Understanding NG tubes, what could go wrong, and the best ways to do things is really important for teaching well.
  • Being great at talking and listening: Being able to explain hard stuff clearly, answer questions, and talk differently to different people is really important.
  • Loving to teach: Really wanting to help others learn and get better is a big deal for being a good teacher.
  • Having done teaching before or really wanting to learn how to do it well is helpful.


Check Clinical training courses and their respective train the trainer courses as well on the website. You can read training reviews here from old and new participants.


Questions and Answer

Q: How long is the Nasogastric Instructor Course?

A: The course is a 2 day training which requires one day for face-to-face training and one day virtual training. Participant would be taught on how to teach the necessary aspects of nasogastric feed training and the course covers overview of NG feeding. At the end of the training, you would be asked to take a section of the course for 10-15 minutes. There is also parts involving role-plays and Q&A.

Q: How do you take care of an NG tube?

  • Clean it: Wash the tube with warm water and soap how your hospital says to.
  • Flush it: Wash the tube with water after feeding or giving medicine to stop it getting blocked.
  • Keep it in place: Stick the tube to their clothes with special tape so it doesn’t come out by mistake.
  • Check it: Look at the tube often to see if it’s broken or leaking. Tell a doctor or nurse if you’re worried.
Q: What is the nurses responsibility of NG tube feeding?
Nurses are really important in making sure NG tube feeding is safe and works well.
Here is what they do:
1. Before Feeding:
  • Check the Doctor’s Orders: Nurses look at what the doctor says about when to feed, what to feed, and how much to give through the NG tube.
  • Check the Tube’s in the Right Place: Nurses make sure the NG tube is in the right spot using techniques like aspiration or X-ray (as ordered by the doctor).
  • Check the Patient: They look at how the patient’s doing overall, including how much food is still in the tummy, to make sure it’s okay to feed.
2. During Feeding:
  • Get Ready: Nurses make the food how the doctor says and keep everything clean.
  • Wash the Tube: They wash the NG tube with water before and after feeding to stop it from getting blocked and make sure the food goes in properly.
  • Give the Food: Nurses give the food at the right speed using gravity or a pump, watching for any problems during feeding.
3. After Feeding:
  • Wash Again: They wash the tube with water again after feeding to make sure all the food goes in properly.
  • Check the Tummy: Sometimes, nurses check how much food is left in the tummy to see if the patient is okay with the feeding.
  • Write It Down: Nurses write down everything about the feeding, like how much food was given, if there were any problems, and how the patient felt.
Other responsibility may include:
  • Teach: Nurses teach patients and their families how to look after the NG tube, how to do feedings, and what problems to watch out for.
  • Watch Out: They look for signs of problems like breathing in food by accident, the tube moving, or not being able to handle the food.
  • Fix Small Problems: Nurses can fix small problems like blocked tubes or feeding pumps not working right.
  • Work Together: They work with doctors, dietitians, and other healthcare workers to make sure the patient gets the right food.
Overall, nurses make sure patients are looked after well when they’re getting food through an NG tube, keep them safe, and teach them and their families what they need to know.
As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended