Specialist Courses - Nationally Recognised Qualifications - Customised Training and Consultancy

Tube Feeding (Public Course)

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available for you or your organisation as:
•    a standard face to face group course; or
•    a customised course to suit your learning needs and delivered at your venue or ours.

Why choose this course?

This course is recommended for disability support practitioners, allied health professionals, nurses and others who assist clients with the delivery of nutrition and /or medication via a gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube.

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?

It is important that participants have current Medication training prior to attending the course. If participants have not had prior Medication training, their Certificate of Attendance will make clear that they are not endorsed to administer medication via the tube. It is our strong recommendation that staff providing tube feeding should have medication training and first aid training that is refreshed annually.

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?

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How long is the course?

Duration: 1 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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