This interactive complex care session, delivered by a specialist nurse trainer, is split into two parts.
The morning provides you with the knowledge and overview of skills required to care for adults and paediatrics in the community who have a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube.
In the afternoon session you will learn about caring for someone with epilepsy (includes rescue medications).
Our trainer will also talk you through practical demonstration(s) and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
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The main aim is to provide you with the knowledge and shared experience to ensure safety, care and comfort of patients and clients with complex care needs. We are keeping numbers low (15) to allow maximum time for interaction and questions.
- Learners who are new to PEG / enteral tubes are required to gain competency under clinical supervision within their own workplace.
- You will also receive a competency framework to download and use in your clinical area.
- Suitable for those requiring an update as well as those new to PEG feeding / epilepsy.
- For those new to these clinical skills this course must be followed by a period of supervised practice in your workplace and a competency based assessment.
- Health care assistants and support workers must all have at least 6 months care experience.
All learners will receive a CPD certificate and downloadable handouts.
Target audience: community nurses, experienced health care assistants / support workers and any other health or social care staff working with adults with complex care needs in a community setting.
Course duration: 7.5 hours (breaks will be scheduled throughout the day).
Maximum no of delegates: 15
Sessions are delivered via Zoom platform. You will receive comprehensive details both about how to access as well as get the most out of your training – please allow 2 business days from your order.
Course content includes:
PEG / Enteral Feeding Tube Care and Management
- Anatomy & physiology of the digestive tract (brief overview).
- Understand the indications for and complications of PEG / enteral feeding tubes.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding in the care, management and monitoring of the enteral feeding tubes.
- Identify complications and risks associated with enteral feeding tubes.
- Explore feeding and medicines management using a gastrostomy tube.
- Infection control issues.
- Recording requirements.
- Regulations and policies.
- Understand what epilepsy is; what happens in the brain during a seizure.
- Awareness of the different types of seizures.
- Awareness of the possible causes of a seizure.
- Recognise the signs and symptoms when someone is having a seizure.
- Understand how to safely care for someone having a seizure.
- Explore the specific risks and preventative management of seizures.
- Discuss the different types of treatment available to control seizures.
- Understand the emergency treatments and management of epilepsy.
- Recognise (candidates) own personal and professional responsibilities in line with legal, professional, local organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Recognise and understand when and why to call for emergency teams and or ambulance.
Your trainer will be delivering the session using an online classroom – known as a ‘webinar’.
To get the most out of the session we recommend you follow these simple tips:
● Don’t be afraid to ask questions: just as in a classroom setting our trainer is there to facilitate your learning. There are no silly questions.
● If you are in a room with other colleagues, it is a good idea to nominate a ‘speaker’ to ask questions to the trainer.
● Wear a sticker with your name on it so that our trainer knows who you are.
● Have some paper and pens ready in case our trainer asks you to write something down.
● It’s ok to get up and stretch if you need too.
● Have fun! We aim for all our learning to be an engaging experience.
● Please leave us feedback using the online code you will be given.
● Please note: you must stay for the full session or you will not receive your certifcate of attendance.
● Delegates please login 15 mins before start time to allow for any technical issues etc.
You can access via the Zoom app or via your PC (you will need to download Zoom )
● Getting started with Zoom on windows and Mac
● Using Zoom app (IOS)
● Zoom app android
Zoom is very intuitive and allows for direct interaction with our trainer.
● Please mute yourself when not talking as this cuts down background interference.
● Please use headphones if possible.
● Please make use of ‘reactions’ and chat facilities as these can aid interactions.