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This training course aims to familiarise students with the reason and methods of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Feeding.
This PEG Feeding course is vital for any staff who comes into contact regularly with service users who utilise a PEG or any other enteral feeding tubes (NG, JEJ, PEJ etc).
The end goal of this full-day (4-6 hour) PEG Feeding training course is to enhance your staff's knowledge and practical skills around enteral feeding, resulting in better patient outcomes.
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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.
- MEDICATION OVERVIEW: List the forms of medication most suited to PEG. Explain the importance of medication reviews and ensuring accurate forms of medication suitable for PEG are available (13.5).
- EQUIPMENT: Demonstrate correct use of Pump, syringe. Demonstrate the correct procedure for administering medications.
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Where Do You Deliver The PEG Feeding Training?
We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. In addition, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom. Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions.
Who Is This PEG Feeding Training For?
This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.
PEG FEEDING TRAINING
This PEG feeding training course aims to familiarise students with the reason and methods of PEG Feeding (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy).
This is a vital course for any staff who comes into contact regularly with service users who utilise a PEG or any other enteral feeding tubes (NG, JEJ, PEJ etc).
Also, we will use this training to raise awareness and familiarise staff with the various types of PEG feeding and medication administration techniques. This will include the use of machines, ensuring staff have sufficient knowledge to work safely with them.
- Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
- Course Level: Level 3
- Certificate: 1-year certificate
- Max Delegates: 12
- Practical: Yes
Importantly, this PEG Feeding training course includes a practical session. We will supply a PEG machine and all associated equipment for staff to use. However, if you have a specific machine you require training on, you will need to provide access to it for the duration of the training course.
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Course Overview: PEG Feeding Training
PEG Feeding Training Course for healthcare pros. Learn PEG tubes’ purpose, handling issues, food types, dehydration, weight monitoring, infection prevention, medication administration, and tube feeding methods. Gain confidence for better patient care.
We offer two versions of this PEG feeding training course.
- Half day refresher
- Full day with simulated competency
Depending on which version of the course is chosen, it will alter the price, there is a max delegate count, and the certificate will be issued on completion.
To obtain more information on which course suits your business best, get in contact today.
Course Outline: PEG Feeding Training
Our PEG Feeding training helps healthcare professional care for those needing PEG tubes. You’ll learn tube purpose, feeding techniques, complications, nutrition, infection control, and more, with practical demonstrations. Boost your PEG feeding expertise for better patient care. What you should expect:
Course Description: Our Level 3 Advanced PEG Feeding Training is designed for healthcare professionals looking to deepen their expertise in percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding. This comprehensive course builds on Level 2 knowledge and equips you with advanced skills and insights to provide the highest quality care to individuals with PEGs.
1. PEG OVERVIEW
- Define what PEG is: Gain a thorough understanding of what PEG involves and its clinical significance.
- List the reasons for having a PEG inserted: Explore the various scenarios where PEG insertion is necessary.
- Describe the differences between NG, JEJE, PEG, NG: Delve into the distinctions between various feeding methods and their implications for patient care.
- Label the relevant A&P (Anatomy & Physiology): Acquire advanced knowledge of the relevant anatomy and physiology related to PEG placement.
- Identify complications that may occur and how to report them: Develop expertise in identifying and reporting complex complications.
- State what action to take within the scope of practice and how to report concerns within the workplace: Learn to take advanced actions within your professional scope and effectively communicate complex concerns.
3. NUTRITION & HYDRATION
- List the types of feed within the workplace: Master extensive knowledge of feed types used in your healthcare setting.
- Define what dehydration is and how to prevent / recognise it: Explore advanced insights into preventing and recognising dehydration.
- Identify ways of observing weight loss/gain: Gain expertise in advanced methods for monitoring changes in an individual’s weight.
4. INFECTION CONTROL
- Summarise the importance of efficient infection prevention techniques for the individual, staff, PEG, and stoma care: Develop an in-depth understanding of the critical role infection prevention plays for all stakeholders.
- Identify PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) within the workplace (15.1e): Identify and utilise advanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Describe the correct handwashing technique: Master advanced handwashing techniques to maintain the highest standards of hygiene.
5. PERSON CENTRED CARE
- Mouthcare: Acquire advanced skills in providing oral care.
- Documentation (14.1b): Learn advanced techniques for meticulous record-keeping.
- Individual needs: Appreciate the complexity of individual needs and tailor care accordingly.
- Privacy and dignity (7.1b 7.1c): Understand the intricacies of respecting privacy and preserving dignity.
- Consent and the right to refuse: Navigate complex scenarios involving consent and the right to refuse treatment.
6. MEDICATION OVERVIEW
- List the forms of medication most suited to PEG: Gain advanced knowledge of medication forms suitable for PEG.
- Explain the importance of medication reviews and ensuring accurate forms of medication suitable for PEG are available (13.5): Understand the significance of advanced medication reviews and ensuring precise PEG-appropriate medications.
- Demonstrate correct use of Pump, syringe: Showcase advanced proficiency in using feeding pumps and syringes.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure for administering medications: Master advanced techniques for administering medications correctly.
Enrol in our Level 3 Advanced PEG Feeding Training to elevate your expertise and provide the highest level of care to individuals with PEGs.
- 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 care.
Who is the Course Meant For?
This course is for healthcare workers and caregivers who take care of people with PEG tubes. It’s good for nurses, doctors, dietitians, and other healthcare workers in hospitals, care homes, and rehab centers. Even family members or helpers who look after people with PEG tubes can learn from this course. Whether you’re new or want to learn more, this course will teach you how to take care of people with PEG tubes safely and well.
This PEG Feeding Training Course will take around 4-6 hours to complete. It covers everything you need to know in a clear and straightforward way. This is to ensure you learn all the important things in a short amount of time.
Q: Will attending this training make me competent?
A: 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.
Q: 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.
Essential PEG Training FAQs
1. What is PEG Training?
PEG training involves instructing healthcare professionals on the secure and proper insertion and maintenance of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes. These tubes are feeding tubes inserted through the skin into the stomach, providing sustained enteral feeding for individuals who cannot consume food or beverages conventionally.
In PEG training, healthcare workers learn how to gently put the tube into the tummy without causing much pain. They also learn how to keep everything clean and make sure the tube works well after it’s put in.
2. Do you need training for PEG feeding?
Yes, training is important for performing PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) feeding. PEG feeding involves inserting a feeding tube directly into the stomach through a small incision in the abdomen. This procedure requires proper knowledge, skills, and training to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient.
Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, doctors, and dietitians, typically undergo specialized training to learn how to correctly insert and manage PEG tubes. This training covers various aspects, including the insertion procedure itself, maintaining hygiene, preventing infections, handling potential complications, and ensuring the tube functions properly for delivering nutrition and hydration.
3. What does a PEG nurse do?
A PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) nurse is a specialized healthcare professional who is trained to provide care and support for patients with PEG tubes. PEG tubes are used to provide nutrition and hydration directly to the stomach for individuals who are unable to eat or drink normally. Here’s what a PEG nurse typically does:
- Putting In and Taking Out: They help with putting the tube in and taking it out safely.
- Checking: They look at the person’s health to see if the tube is a good idea for them.
- Teaching: They show the person and their family how to clean and take care of the tube. They also explain what to do if there’s a problem.
- Feeding Help: They teach how to use the tube to give food. They watch to make sure it’s working right.
- Helping If There’s a Problem: If something goes wrong with the tube, they help fix it or get medical help.
- Watching: They keep an eye on the person to make sure the tube is okay and they’re getting the right food.
- Talking: They talk to doctors and other nurses to make sure everything is going well.
- Writing Down: They write down what happens, like when the person gets food and if there’s any trouble.
4. What does PEG stand for?
5. Can carers do PEG feeding?
6. When should you PEG a patient?
When a patient is unable to eat or drink properly, healthcare professionals may consider placing a PEG tube. Factors such as difficulty swallowing, chronic illnesses, recovery from surgery, severe malnutrition, or end-of-life care can be reasons.
The decision to place a PEG tube is complex and involves considering the patient’s overall health, prognosis, wishes, and goals of care. It should be made collaboratively with healthcare professionals, the patient (if possible), and their family or caregivers.
It’s important to explore all available options and consider the potential benefits and risks before proceeding with PEG placement.
15. What are the four types of enteral feeding?
The four main types of enteral feeding are:
- Nasogastric tube feeding
- Gastrostomy tube feeding
- Jejunostomy tube feeding
- Orogastric tube feeding.
This course was perfectly pitched at the right level for our staff and they loved the practicals!