Enteral Feeding (PEG)

60 min course

Course Description

Eating, drinking, and providing medication is a vital part of care, and understanding enteral feeding will help ensure that you can provide the exceptional care to those individuals who cannot process food in the regular way. This course is going to take you on a learning journey covering such subjects as the digestive system, types of feeding tubes, feeding methods, and how to give medication through the enteral route. Eating, drinking, and providing medication is a vital part of care, and understanding enteral feeding will help ensure that you can provide the exceptional care to those individuals who cannot process food in the regular way.

Key objectives:

  • Understand what enteral tube feeding is & when it’s needed, as well as why
  • Be aware of what the digestive system looks like and what each part does
  • Know the different types of feeding tubes and their advantages/disadvantages
  • Be confident in using, cleaning, and adjusting a feeding tube
  • Understand how to deal with complications that may arise with equipment
  • Know how to manage unwanted symptoms
  • Be aware of how to administer medications via a feeding tube

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