Care of Adult Clients with Enterostomy Feeding Tubes - Online Inservice

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 both licensed and unlicensed nursing staff.

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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.


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 Check-Off Lists

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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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Boards of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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