Enteral Feeding and Management (PEG Feeding) (Non-accredited)

This short non-accredited course is designed for individuals working in various care and support roles in the community and health services who are caring for a person who is reliant on Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding. A person reliant on NG feeding typically has more complex health issues requiring high intensity support.

The Enteral Feeding and Management course provides the skills and knowledge to an individual who is supporting a person who is reliant on percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding and can be part of a general support worker role.

The following Statement of Completion will be awarded to successful participants in this course.  The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909:
  • Enteral Feeding and Management
    Course duration: 2 hours (minimum) - full face to face course
    It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards.

    No work placement will be required as part of this course.

    Topics covered include:
    • Infection control procedures
    • Consent
    • Following a care plan
    • Awareness of risks associated with departing from the plan (and ability to explain these risks to other carers
    • Basic knowledge of :
      • Anatomy of the digestive system
      • Equipment components and functions
      • Cleaning and maintenance procedures
      • Stoma care requirements and procedures
      • Impact of associated health conditions and complications that interact with enteral feeding
    • PEG feeding:
      • Introduction of food via tube according to the care plan
      • Monitoring the rate and flow of feeding and taking appropriate actions to adjust if required
      • Symptoms that indicate the need for intervention
      • Factors that may require immediate adjustment
      • Positioning and turning individuals who have very complex physical disabilities to maintain airway safety and avoid choking risk and pressure areas
    Assessment Activities
    Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

    Assessments conducted during the face-to-face session(s) include:
    • Performance tasks - students will be required to demonstrate the administration of a feed via PEG using simulation
    • Theory assessment - a written assessment consisting of case studies, multiple-choice and short-answer questions

    This course is only available for group bookings and can be held at your workplace, regardless of location within Australia (travel costs may apply) or our training facilities in Auchenflower, Queensland.  

    Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.  Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstrainingcom.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

    Please refer to our Refund and Cancellation Policy in the event that you need to amend or cancel your booking.
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    Nationally recognised training and assessment delivered by Altitude First Aid on behalf of
    Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909