- Level 2
- 4 - 6 Hours Duration
- 1 Year Certificate
PEG Feed Training Level 2
This PEG Feeding Training Course aims to equip healthcare professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for individuals with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. This comprehensive course covers various aspects of PEG care, ensuring that you are well-prepared to offer high-quality, person-centred care.
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This PEG Feeding Training Course aims to equip healthcare professionals with the essential knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care for individuals with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tubes.
This course is suitable for all healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of people with PEG tubes. It is essential for healthcare professionals to be properly trained in PEG care in order to minimise the risk of complications and provide the best possible care for their patients.
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- PEG OVERVIEW • Define what PEG is • List the reasons for having a PEG inserted • Describe the differences between NG, JEJE, PEG, NG and how that may impact care • Label the relevant A&P
- COMPLICATIONS • Identify complications that may occur and how to report them • State what action to take within scope of practice and how to report concerns within the workplace.
- NUTRITION & HYDRATION • List the types of feed within the workplace • Define what dehydration is and how to prevent / recognise it • Identify ways of observing weight loss/gain.
- INFECTION CONTROL • Summarise the importance of efficient infection prevention techniques for the individual, staff, PEG and stoma care. • Identify PPE within the workplace (15.1e) • Describe the correct handwashing technique.
- PERSON CENTRED CARE • Mouthcare • Documentation (14.1b) • Individual needs • Privacy and dignity (7.1b 7.1c) • Consent and the right to refuse.
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Where do you deliver this peg training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.
Who will conduct the peg training?
One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex 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.
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding Training
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding training ( is an essential part of healthcare education, providing healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, effective, and compassionate care to people who require PEG tube feeding. This peg feed training level 2 training programme focuses on the principles, procedures, and best practices associated with PEG feeding, ensuring that healthcare providers can meet the unique needs of their patients.
- Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
- Course Level: Level 2
- Certificate: 1-year certificate
- Max Delegates: 12
- Practical: No
Our PEG feeding training prepares healthcare professionals, such as nurses, caregivers, and healthcare assistants, to deliver exceptional care to people with PEG tubes.
Module 1: Understanding PEG Feeding
In Module 1, we’ll explore PEG feeding and why it matters in healthcare. We’ll cover:
- What PEG is and why it’s important.
- Why some people need PEG tubes.
- How different types of tubes, like NG, JEJ, and PEG, affect care.
- Basic anatomy and physiology related to PEG tube placement.
Module 2: Dealing with Complications
Module 2 focuses on recognizing and handling problems that can happen with PEG tubes. You’ll learn:
- How to spot possible issues and report them.
- What to do within your job’s limits if a complication occurs.
- How to communicate concerns at work for safety.
Module 3: Nutrition & Hydration
In Module 3, we dive into nutrition and hydration when it comes to PEG care. You’ll discover:
- Different types of feeds used in healthcare.
- How to prevent and spot dehydration.
- Ways to track changes in weight for PEG-fed individuals.
Module 4: Staying Safe from Infections
Module 4 is all about preventing infections in PEG care. You’ll learn:
- Why preventing infections is crucial for individuals and staff, especially for PEG and stoma care.
- How to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at work.
- The right way to wash your hands to prevent infections.
Module 5: Putting the Person First
In Module 5, we’ll focus on person-centered care in PEG feeding. You’ll discover:
- How to provide gentle mouth care for people with PEG tubes.
- The importance of keeping clear records.
- Ways to adapt care to each person’s needs and preferences.
- How to respect privacy, dignity, and people’s choices.
- Understanding consent and the right to say no to treatment.
These simplified descriptions aim to give you a clear picture of what each module covers in our PEG Feeding Training Course.
Upon completing this course, you will be well-equipped to provide safe and compassionate care to individuals with PEG tubes. You will have gained a deep understanding of PEG care, infection prevention, nutrition, and the importance of person-centered care. Attendees at the end of completing the training should be able to:
- Have an understanding of what a PEG, and other feeding tubes are, is and the reasons an individual may need
- Describe the complications that may occur and know what action to take .
- Have awareness of the variety of feed products available, how to recognise dehydration and weight loss/gain.
- Discuss infection prevention control within the workplace relevant to PEG
- Explain the importance of person centred care relevant to PEG feeding
Benefits of Attending:
- Upon completion of this course, learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and compassionate PEG feeding care.
- The course will cover all aspects of PEG feeding, from the basics of PEG insertion and maintenance to the management of potential complications and the provision of person-centered care.
- Learners will also have the opportunity to practice their skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Who Should Attend?
This course is suitable for all healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of people with PEG tubes.
This includes nurses, caregivers, healthcare assistants, and other healthcare workers who may be involved in PEG insertion, maintenance, or administration of food and medication through a PEG tube.
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To book your place on this PEG feeding training course, please fill the booking form or call01782 563333.
Other Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
How long will the training last?
A: This training will last 4-6 hours. 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.
Who will conduct the training?
A: One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex 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?
A: 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.
1. Do you need PEG feeding training?
Yes, it’s important to get trained before providing PEG feeding care. This training will help you:
- Understand how the digestive system works.
- Learn about different PEG tube types and how to put them in and take care of them.
- Develop the skills to safely give food and medicine through a PEG tube.
- Recognize and handle possible problems with PEG feeding.
- Provide caring support to people with PEG tubes and their families.
2. Can carers perform PEG feeding?
Yes, carers can do PEG feeding, but they need training from a qualified healthcare professional first.
This training will show them how to safely give PEG feeds and care for the PEG tube.
3. What does “PEG trained” signify?
When someone is “PEG trained,” it indicates that they have undergone training in the fundamental principles, procedures, and best practices related to PEG feeding.
This training equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective care to patients requiring PEG tube management.
4. What are the various types of PEG tubes available?
PEG tubes come in two primary types:
a. Gastrostomy tubes: These are inserted into the stomach. b. Jejunostomy tubes: These are placed in the jejunum, which is the middle section of the small intestine.
The choice between these types of PEG tubes depends on an individual’s specific needs. For instance, individuals with excessive stomach acid may require a jejunostomy tube to safeguard the small intestine’s lining against acid-related damage.
5. What are the indications and symptoms of a PEG tube infection?
Indications and symptoms of a PEG tube infection may encompass:
- Redness, swelling, and discomfort in the vicinity of the PEG tube insertion site.
- Discharge from the PEG tube insertion site.
- A fever.
- Abdominal discomfort.
- Nausea and vomiting.
If you observe any of these indications or symptoms, it is crucial to promptly get in touch with your healthcare provider.
6. What are the benefits of PEG feed training level 2?
PEG feed training level 2 provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide more advanced PEG care. This includes:
- Troubleshooting and managing PEG feed complications
- Providing PEG care to patients with complex needs
- Educating patients and their families about PEG care
By completing PEG feed training level 2, healthcare professionals can improve the quality of life for people who require PEG feeding.
As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended