Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG) Care
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG) feeding training course will raise awareness and familiarize staff with the various types of PEG feeding and medication administration techniques including the use of machines, ensuring staff have sufficient knowledge to work safely with them.
This course also aims to review current evidence of the indications for and advantages of PEG tube placement in a variety of settings and pathological conditions. Placement techniques and procedural management of PEG tubes are also explained, and risks and potential complications are discussed. Finally, specific nursing care diagnoses are provided.
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
- Describe what is meant by a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube.
- Explain why a person may require a PEG feeding tube.
- Describe how to care for PEG feeding tubes adhering to infection control policies.
- Explain how to administer food, fluid, and/or medication safely.
- Describe the potential complications of a PEG feeding tube and how to respond to complications.
- Identify why, and how, to provide effective mouth care.
- Describe the possible impact upon a person when not being able to ingest food and fluids orally.