Gastrostomy 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 training course will consider the reason and methods of gastrostomy Feeding, including bolus and continuous infusion pump feeding, PEG feed training, as well as medication administration techniques, daily and weekly gastrostomy care requirements, troubleshooting and potential complications.
The Gastrostomy Feeding and 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.
The Gastrostomy Feeding and Tube Care training course will last approximately 3 hours depending on the needs of your organisation.
On completion of the gastrostomy training course and the self-study workbook, your staff will be able to:
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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