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Enteral (Tube) Feeding

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only.

Why choose this course?

This face-to-face course is a compulsory activity for all employees who assist clients with the delivery of nutrition and /or medication via a gastrostomy and/or jejunostomy.

What content does the course cover?

This course provides learners with the essential knowledge, skills and practical training required to safely and effectively assist clients with prescribed nutrition and medications delivered via a gastrostomy and/or jejunostomy.  The content of this course enables you to:

  • Illustrate the basic anatomy & physiology of the digestive system 
  • Describe common feeding tubes 
  • Define enteral nutrition, its rationale and goals
  • Compare three (3) different delivery methods
  • Outline your role & responsibilities in relation to enteral nutrition & tube feeding 
  • Complete these practical activities:

1.    The safe delivery of prescribed water flushed, liquid medication and enteral nutrition formula via a gastrostomy tube using the bolos method 
2.    Prime an intermittent gravity feed bag and tubing 
3.    Prime and program a continuous tube feeding infusion pump
4.    Solve potential feeding tube problems 

Does the program have any prerequisites?

Participants must read the Medication policy (NS6-5-4) and infection control policy (NS6-5-2) as well as the enteral nutrition information in the Client health support procedure (NS6-5-1-Pr1). 

The following training must be completed prior to attending:

  • Assist with medication - online
  • Infection prevention and control - online
  • Disability Support Practice (face-to-face)

After completing this course employees are also required to complete the Tube Feeding Skill Builder with their manager and once staff are feeling confident, register for a First Assessment with a CPA clinical nurse specialist.  The assessment can be booked HERE

Managers please note:  As managers' assessments are different, for your Tube Feeding First Assessment you will need to contact the CNS team directly on _CNSRequests@cerebralpalsy.org.au 

Course completion requires:

Participants to actively engage in class discussion and a simulated practical experience.  Participants’ knowledge and practical skills in administering medications and feeds via a gastrostomy and/or jejunostomy tube are concept assessed during the simulated workplace scenario component of the course.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for this course.

How long is the course?

Duration: Full day
Time: Please see scheduled times or enquire below 

BYO lunch

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email: training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone: +61 2 9975 8715
Cancellation conditions apply

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Classes for Enteral (Tube) Feeding starting 29 May 2023