PEG Feed Training (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

Course Description

PEG Feed Training - Gastrostomy enteral feeding tubes are used for patients with enteral nutrition needs. Our gastrostomy feed training course will familiarise health and social care workers with the essential knowledge, understanding and skill to be able to provide evidenced-based safe care for individuals with a gastrostomy. 

Our gastrostomy feeding training course will consider the reason and methods of gastrostomy Feeding, including bolus and continuous infusion pump feeding, PEG feeding training, as well as medication administration techniques, daily and weekly gastrostomy care requirements, troubleshooting and potential complications. 

The Gastrostomy Feeding and PEG Tube Care course has been designed for any staff member who supports an individual with a gastrostomy, ensuring they have sufficient knowledge to work safely with them and provide “SAFE” care. In order to ensure this, the course will be delivered by our expert healthcare educators and will be specifically suited to the needs of your organisation and service users.

Please note: The Gastrostomy Feeding and Tube Care training course includes a practical session - we will supply a gastrostomy machine for enteral feeding (Nutricia Flocare Infinity) 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 course.


3 hours

The Gastrostomy Feeding and Tube Care training course will last approximately 3 hours depending on the needs of your organisation.


  • The purpose of gastrostomy tube feeding
  • Conditions, indications and contraindications for a gastrostomy tube
  • The procedures for feeding and administering medications via a gastrostomy tube
  • Recognising, dealing with and reporting complications
  • gastrostomy care training and maintenance of gastrostomy sites and enteral feeding tubes
  • Procedures for effective mouth care
  • Defensible documentation and record keeping
  • Practical simulation
  • Competency framework


On completion of the gastrostomy training session course and the self-study workbook, your staff will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘Gastrostomy Tube’
  • List the clinical indications and contraindications for use of a gastrostomy tube, specifically relating to nutrition and feeding
  • Describe the insertion and change procedures specific to the device being used
  • Explain potential complications that might occur in gastrostomy feeding
  • Outline the care and management required for a gastrostomy tube
  • Summarise the feed and medication administration techniques
  • Demonstrate competence for the care and management of a gastrostomy tube

On completion of the Gastrostomy Feeding and Tube Care course, we will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidence-based clinical practice. This will then allow the Registered Provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed within the workplace by a nominated mentor/supervisor. 

Should you need further advice regarding competency assessments, or if you would like our Registered Nurse Trainers to provide onsite competency assessments then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What are Enteral Feeding Tubes?

The enteral tube feeding is a means of administering all or part of a person's nutritional needs when they are no longer able to take adequate amounts orally. An enteral feeding tube is a tube that is specially designed to give you nutrition (food) and fluid in a liquid form.

What is PEG trained?

In the PEG feeding training participants will learn about the causes and ways PEG is fed. The training aims to help carers who are often employed with PEG-fed individuals or community workers who need the food.

Do you need training for PEG feeding?

PEG feed course is aimed at healthcare professionals and social care workers that are responsible for supporting individuals with their PEG requirements and complex care and want to formalise and improve their knowledge and skills. These courses will usually cover procedures for feeding, administration of medicines and understand the PEG tube.

What is PEG trained?

Our PEG feeding training has been designed to familiarise participants with the cause and approaches of PEG feeding training course. It is aimed at carers and community support workers that frequently work with people who required PEG Feeding.