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Enteral Feeding

By: Espirita
Duration: 1 hour
Price: £10
(25% charity discount applies)

When a person’s ability to eat or swallow normally becomes compromised, there is a vital need to supply them with nutrition, hydration and often medication, while simultaneously reducing the risks of chest infection related to aspiration. Enteral or ‘PEG’ feeding can provide a life-saving solution for patients in this situation.

This Enteral Feeding course has been developed by healthcare industry training professionals, Espirita, and addresses the types of medical conditions that could lead to a person requiring a feeding tube. It provides practical knowledge on gastrointestinal tract anatomy, types of feeding tube available in relation to individual feeding regimes, plus information on administering medication, care and the complications associated with enteral feeding.

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After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Identify the indications for and potential complications of enteral feeding tubes
  • Know how to care, manage and monitor enteral feeding tubes
  • Understand personal responsibilities in relation to policies and procedures


Topics explored in this course, Enteral Feeding:

  • Anatomy of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Enteral feeding tubes
  • RIG
  • Method of delivery
  • Enteral syringes
  • Continuous feeding
  • Gastrostomy care
  • Storage
  • Complications
  • Refeeding syndrome
  • Infection control
  • Administration of medication

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