Enteral Feeding – Course duration ½ day
This course is designed to increase awareness of enteral feeding and to provide the delegate with the practical knowledge to deal with this feeding method. In the United Kingdom it is estimated that over 10,000 individuals will be tube fed in the community which is double the number in hospitals.
Protocols and procedures for clinically qualified staff who are administering feeds & medications can also be included in the course, although competency must be assessed within the scope of the delegates own organisation’s policy guidelines.
The applied practical workstation & simulated practical assessment can only be provided if the equipment is available on site.
Please note: A competency framework is included in this training. Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. The completed document can then be used to identify the individuals’ competence.
Skills and knowledge highlighted in this training include
- The purpose of enteral feeding
- Neurological conditions which may require enteral feeding
- Different types of enteral tubes
- Indications and contra indications of enteral feeding
- The care of naso gastric tube and implementing balloon gastrostomy
- The procedures for feeding and administering medications via enteral tubes
- Recognising, dealing with and reporting complications
- The care and maintenance of enteral feeding tubes
- Procedures for effective mouth care
- Competency framework
- Documentation and record keeping
Presentation; small group discussion; whole group discussion; individual work; case studies and handouts. Alternatively elements of the course can be developed into interactive day workshops.
This course runs for approximately three hours (13.30 – 16.30)
Guded Learning Hours
• HSC 3050 – Prepare for and carry out extended feeding techniques
• 1 Year