PEG Feeding

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Course Overview

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a tube (PEG tube) is passed into a patient’s stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly to provide a means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate.

We provide information, practical hands on experience, trouble shooting and knowledge to make participants more confident in their ability to provide care to a client with a PEG and requiring enteral feeding.

Award issued

Workplace Certificate of Attendance – Not a Nationally recognised course

Course Fees

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About This Course

PEG Feeding

  • The understanding of the precautions and set up for safe artificial feeding in the community and homes.
  • Use of clean technique
  • Set up and precautions, positioning and care.
  • Complications and risks
  • Observations and monitoring
  • Cleaning and preparing
  • Reporting problems and complications,
  • How to flush and administer feeds and medications.
  • Stoma care and reporting infections and concerns.

Duration: 2 – 3 hrs.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite qualification or certification requirements for this course.

Physical requirements

Please note that there are often physical standards which relate to the level and extent of physical performance required when undertaking accredited training.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN)

In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the minimum LLN requirements of the Training Package.

If you are under 18 years of age

A parental/guardian consent must be obtained for any student under the age of 18 to be able to participate in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

To be able to complete any vocational education course in Australia you must obtain and provide us with a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au. We are unable to supply a course certificate without this.