Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding tubes were first used in 1980. They are increasingly used for long term nutrition, hydration and treatment. This half-day course will enable the learner to have a basic understanding of feeding tubes, how they work and the care that their client will require to safely manage their feeding tube.
10 things you will gain by attending this course:-
Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the digestive system
Identify signs and symptoms of dysphagia
Discuss the options for the treatment & care of dysphagia
Understand the reasons for using gastrostomy tubes
Explain how to administer feeds and flushes safely
Describe the potential complications of using feeding tubes
Identify the implications of administering medication through a gastrostomy
Review procedures for effective mouth care
Effectively troubleshoot potential problems of gastrostomy tubes
Know when to ask for specialist help
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