COMPLEX CARE TRAINING
GASTROSTOMY TUBE (PEG) TRAINING
This is an introduction to PEG feeding for people who have or are going to have a PEG tube inserted or for those who care for someone with a PEG tube. This type of feeding was first introduced in 1980 for use in children but they are now increasingly being used for enteral nutrition for both children and adults.
The course is designed for Healthcare professionals who are likely to come across patients who are on PEG feed within the course of their duties.
The aims of this course are to:
1. Promote correct and safe management of P.E.G, and
2. Equip candidates with the basic knowledge that will enhance their confidence while dealing with clients who require gastronomy care.
3. It will cover the care of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy Tubes (P.E.G) within nursing, residential care and community setting.
In this course, you will learn the following:
- Meaning of PEG and why it is required
- Different Types of Feeding Tubes
- How PEG tubes are inserted in a patient
- How to administer Feeds & Medications via PEG tubes
- The Care and Maintenance for a PEG tube
- The procedures for Effective Mouth Care
- How to deal with potential PEG tube complications
- Documentation & Record Keeping
The course is designed for Healthcare professionals who are likely to come across patients with TRACHEOSTOMIES within the course of their duties.
- Revise the anatomy & physiology of the neck
- Describe the indications for a tracheostomy
- List the possible complications of having a tracheostomy
- Identify the different types of tracheostomy tubes and how to clean the inner tubes
- Explain how to overcome communication problems
- State the actions required in an emergency
- Feel confident to carry out the suctioning of a tracheostomy
- Understand the need and practice of humidification
- Correctly clean and dress a tracheostomy site
- Assess the need for inner tube cleaning
- Identify when Decannulation can take place.
Principles of Ventilation
For qualified nurses and Health Care Assistants who looks after clients with breathing problems as part of their role, especially those who have not previously attended any formal training, this course is part of Our Complex Care Advanced Courses.
1. Describe the normal mechanics of breathing and ventilation
2. Understand how having tracheostomy alters the physiology of the airway
3. Describe the differences between respiratory support, non-invasive and invasive ventilation
4. Discuss the differences between BiPAP and CPAP
5. Identify equipment required for non-invasive ventilation
6. Recognize indications for: respiratory support, non-invasive & invasive ventilation
7. Competently care for a patient receiving respiratory support
8. Identify potential complications of respiratory support
AIRWAY CLEARANCE TECHNIQUES
For qualified nurses and Health Care Assistants who looks after clients with compromised airways and require intervention as part of their role, even those who have not previously attended any formal training, this course is part of Our Complex Care Advanced Courses.
- Describe the main airway clearance techniques
- Clarify aims of suctioning
- Indicate 5 reasons for suctioning
- List the equipment needed for suctioning
- Learn the latest approved techniques for oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal suctioning
- Describe the observations required before, during and after suctioning
- Know when to call for help.
THESE COURSES ARE USUALLY TAKEN TOGETHER AS PACKAGES TO GIVE THE LEARNERS A GOOD STRUCTURE AND UNDERSTANDING!
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