PEG Tubes, Non-Accredited (Adelaide)The aim of this training program is to ensure care and support workers can safely provide support for clients who have a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. This course includes delivery of nutrition, hydration and medication.
Cost:FREE per person
About this experience
Participants will gain an understanding of the following concepts:
- What a PEG tube is
- Reasons why a PEG tube may be inserted
- Methods of administering nutrition and hydration via PEG tube
- Safe administration of medication via PEG tube*
- The wider care team
- Care of the stoma site
- Psychosocial impacts and considerations for holistic care for a client with a PEG tube
- The importance of oral hygiene
- Risk management, troubleshooting and problem-solving
As this course includes administration of medication, all participants must have general medication competency to be assessed on administration of medication via PEG.
Course Structure & Competency
The course is delivered across 6 hours in the classroom and includes theory, practical activities and a theory knowledge test. To receive a Certificate of Attendance, all attendees must attend the entire classroom session, complete all practical components to a satisfactory level and achieve a 90% pass rate in the theory knowledge test.
Practical activities include practice and demonstration of competency in:
- administration of nourishment via syringe (push & gravity)
- administration of nourishment via pump
- water flushes
- administration of medication via PEG tube*
A Certificate of Attendance is issued listing all topics and components of the training stating simulation only. It is recommended that employers follow this training with workplace-based assessments to determine competency.