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Tube Feeding

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

Note:  This course will now be delivered face to face.

This course is available:

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees only.

Why choose this course?

This 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 complete the online modules for Assist with medication and Infection prevention and control, 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). You must also have attended the Disability Health Support virtual training.

In addition to this course and practical simulated workplace scenario, employees are also required to be assessed within one month of this course, by a CPA clinical nurse specialist.

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 

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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Course Dates

Please select your course date.

Start DateLocationCost
Wed 19 Jan 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Thu 03 Feb 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Thu 10 Feb 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Allambie Register
Mon 14 Feb 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Mon 21 Feb 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Croudace Bay Register
Mon 21 Feb 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Prairiewood Register
Thu 10 Mar 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register
Mon 21 Mar 2022 at 9:30AM 1 class Ryde Register