Enterostomy Feeding Tubes for the School Nurse

This course provides instruction in the basic care of enterostomy feeding tubes, including Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tubes, gastrostomy (G) tubes and jejunostomy tubes.  The content of this course is appropriate for licensed nurses working in a school environment. 

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List possible reasons for the placement of an enterostomy tube.
  2. List possible complications of enterostomy tubes.
  3. Describe the proper care of the enterostomy tube site.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: What Is Enteral Feeding?

Chapter 2: Introduction to PEG Tubes and G Tubes

Chapter 3: Introduction to Jejunostomy Tubes

Chapter 4: Introduction to NG Tubes

Chapter 5: Placement of PEG Tubes

Chapter 6: Care of the PEG Tube

Chapter 7: Changing the PEG / G Tube

Chapter 8: Low Profile Enterogastric Tubes

Chapter 9: The Role of the Registered Dietician

Chapter 10: Administering Formula and Fluids – Initial Phase

Chapter 11: Administering Formula and Fluids – Long Term

Chapter 12: Administering Medications

Chapter 13: Plugged PEG / G Tube

Chapter 14: When to Notify the Physician

Chapter 15: Client and Family Teaching

Chapter 16: Resources and Skill Competency Checklists

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Carrie Bennett

Carrie Bennett has twenty years of experience as a registered nurse in the fields of orthopedics, long term care, chronic ventilator care, nursing education and health care informatics.  She earned both her BSN and MSN at California State University Dominguez Hills.  

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