Enteral Tube Care and Safe Use (Flushes, Fluids, Enteral Feed)

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An Understanding of Enteral Tube Care and Feeding

Course overview:

The "Understanding Enteral Tube Care and Feeding" course has been structured to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive grasp of knowledge and hands-on skills related to the care and feeding of patients with an enteral feeding tubes.  Enteral feeding tubes are medical devices used to deliver nutrition and medications directly into the gastrointestinal tract, bypassing the oral route. There are several types of enteral feeding tubes, each designed for specific purposes and patient needs. Here are the main types; Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tubes, PEGs, RIGs), Jejunostomy Tubes (J-Tubes, Gastrojejunostomy Tube (GJ-Tube), Gastrostomy Buttons).

This course comprehensively covers diverse enteral tube types, site maintenance, methodologies for administering enteral feedings, and strategies for addressing potential complications. Participants will acquire a profound understanding of enteral nutrition management, ensuring the delivery of secure and effective patient care.

Course duration:

1 day (6 hours)

Course content:

  • Discuss the rationale behind Enteral Feeding Tubes
  • Outline the array of available Enteral Feeding Tubes
  • Detail Enteral Tube Care and Enteral Tube Feeding procedures
  • Summarise addressing complications in Enteral Tube Care and Enteral Feeding
  • Explore into safety measures for the management of Enteral Tubes

Course objectives:

  1. Attaining a Comprehension of Enteral Nutrition Fundamentals: Develop a profound understanding of the underlying principles of enteral nutrition, its advantages, and its pivotal role in patient care.
  2. Identifying Varied Enteral Tube Types: Discriminate among distinct enteral tube categories, encompassing nasogastric tubes, gastrostomy tubes, and jejunostomy tubes.
  3. Administering Enteral Feedings with Precision: Acquaint oneself with a range of enteral feeding methodologies, spanning bolus, continuous, and intermittent feedings.
  4. Nurturing Proficiency in Enteral Tube Care: Develop adeptness in upholding hygiene, averting infections, and addressing potential complications linked to enteral tubes.
  5. Upholding Patient Well-being: Comprehend the array of patient safety considerations integral to enteral tube care and feeding, encompassing infection control and vigilant monitoring.
  6. Proficiently Managing Unforeseen Complications: Attain the prowess to identify and competently manage plausible complications like tube dislodgement, blockage, aspiration, and reflux.
  7. Equipping Patients and Caregivers: Cultivate effective communication skills that empower you to enlighten patients, families, and caregivers about enteral tube care and feeding protocols.

Course features:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-Based Training: Real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer Learning: Collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety Protocols: Emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended Learning: All of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “Blended Learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. This aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice. 

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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