The Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Training Course provides a great opportunity for delegates to fully understand the working of PEG feeding with regards to the anatomy and physiology relevant to this procedure. It provides simulated practical opportunities to familiarise the delegates with the equipment and the maintenance of this and the PEG site.
Common complications are considered with opportunity to explore the needs of the individual experiencing PEG feeding. This is very much an interactive course which also encourages consideration to the ethical issues with regards to this form of feeding.
After this half day course staff will :
- Have a knowledge of the function of PEG tubes and why they may be required
- Know the anatomy and physiology relevant in this procedure
- Understand the benefits, cautions and contraindications of PEG Tubes
- Know how to routinely care for the PEG site and equipment
- Be aware of the common complications that may occur and how to troubleshoot these
- Know how to support the needs of an individual with a PEG tube
- Have considered the ethical issues that underpin the use of PEG tubes