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With the aid of our life sized Nursing Skills Manikin, KERI, participants will gain hands on practical experience of how to care for an individual with a PEG tube.

This course is also available to undertake through distance learning with a visit to our training center for competency assessment.

Course Objectives:

Learners should gain an understanding of:

  • The functions of PEG feeding.
  • The indicators for the use of PEG feeding.
  • The skills required for care of individuals using PEG feeding.
  • The associated dangers of PEG feeding.
  • HIQA’a Guidance on Intimate Care.
  • Your role in relation to Infection Prevention and Control

Course Content

  • What is a PEG tube?
  • Why is it used?
  • Equipment and Placement of PEG tubes.
  • Care and Management of persons with PEG tube.
  • Administration of medications, fluid and food via PEG tube.
  • Associated risk and management of emergencies


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Other information: You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. How long it takes you to complete the online course in Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy Tube (PEG) Training really depends on you but 3 – 4 hours is a good guideline.
Assessment: This course online self-assessments after each module and an online exam at the very end. On successfully passing the final exam you will be issued with a Diploma from Barrow training which is valid for two years.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified professionals and subject matter experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors.
Resources: The course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer or laptop

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