PEG Feeding Training

All staff who are in charge of providing enteral feeding to a patient must complete PEG feeding training. This course includes examinations in addition to academic and practical components. Additionally, we provide half-day PEG training refresher programs.

Gain the required skills

The purpose of this training program is to acquaint students with the rationale behind and techniques of percutaneous endoscopic gastric feeding.

Any staff member who frequently interacts with service users who use a PEG or any other type of enteral feeding tube (NG, JEJ, PEJ, etc.) needs to take this PEG feeding course.

This full-day (4-6 hour) PEG feeding training session aims to improve your staff’s practical abilities and understanding of enteral feeding, which will lead to better patient outcomes.

A half-day session of refresher PEG training is offered.

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We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it’s within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the UK if you don’t have access to a training room. In addition, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom. Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions.

This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.
We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.


The purpose of this PEG feeding training session is to acquaint students with the rationale and techniques behind PEG feeding.

Any staff member who frequently interacts with clients who use a PEG or any other type of enteral feeding tube (NG, JEJ, PEJ, etc.) must take this course.

Additionally, we hope to use this training to educate staff members on the several PEG feeding options and how to administer medications. This will involve using machines, making sure employees are knowledgeable enough to use them properly.

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

For Refresher Training: We offer a half-day PEG Feeding course for those in need of a refresher.

Course Overview: PEG Feeding Training

PEG Feeding Training Course for healthcare pros. Learn PEG tubes’ purpose, handling issues, food types, dehydration, weight monitoring, infection prevention, and tube feeding methods. Gain confidence for better patient care.

Please Note:

We offer two versions of this PEG feeding training course.

  • Half day refresher
  • Full day with simulated competency

Depending on which version of the course is chosen, it will alter the price, there is a max delegate count, and the certificate will be issued on completion.

To obtain more information on which course suits your business best, get in  today.

Course Outline: PEG Feeding Training

Our PEG Feeding course supports medical professionals in providing PEG tube treatment to patients. With the help of real-world examples, you will learn about the purpose of tubes, feeding methods, complications, nutrition, and much more. Improve your PEG feeding skills to provide patients with better treatment. What to anticipate:

Course Description: Healthcare professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding are intended for our Level 3 Advanced PEG Feeding Training. This extensive training expands on your knowledge from Level 2 and gives you advanced skills and insights to help you give PEG users the best care possible.


  • Define what PEG is: Gain a thorough understanding of what PEG involves and its clinical significance.
  • List the reasons for having a PEG inserted: Explore the various scenarios where PEG insertion is necessary.
  • Describe the differences between NG, JEJE, PEG, NG: Delve into the distinctions between various feeding methods and their implications for patient care.
  • Label the relevant A&P (Anatomy & Physiology): Acquire advanced knowledge of the relevant anatomy and physiology related to PEG placement.


  • Identify complications that may occur and how to report them: Develop expertise in identifying and reporting complex complications.
  • State what action to take within the scope of practice and how to report concerns within the workplace: Learn to take advanced actions within your professional scope and effectively communicate complex concerns.


  • List the types of feed within the workplace: Master extensive knowledge of feed types used in your healthcare setting.
  • Define what dehydration is and how to prevent / recognise it: Explore advanced insights into preventing and recognising dehydration.
  • Identify ways of observing weight loss/gain: Gain expertise in advanced methods for monitoring changes in an individual’s weight.


  • Summarise the importance of efficient infection prevention techniques for the individual, staff, PEG, and stoma care: Develop an in-depth understanding of the critical role infection prevention plays for all stakeholders.
  • Identify PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) within the workplace (15.1e): Identify and utilise advanced personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Describe the correct handwashing technique: Master advanced handwashing techniques to maintain the highest standards of hygiene.


  • Mouthcare: Acquire advanced skills in providing oral care.
  • Documentation (14.1b): Learn advanced techniques for meticulous record-keeping.
  • Individual needs: Appreciate the complexity of individual needs and tailor care accordingly.
  • Privacy and dignity (7.1b 7.1c): Understand the intricacies of respecting privacy and preserving dignity.
  • Consent and the right to refuse: Navigate complex scenarios involving consent and the right to refuse treatment.


  • List the forms of medication most suited to PEG: Gain advanced knowledge of medication forms suitable for PEG.
  • Explain the importance of medication reviews and ensuring accurate forms of medication suitable for PEG are available (13.5): Understand the significance of advanced medication reviews and ensuring precise PEG-appropriate medications.


  • Demonstrate correct use of Pump, syringe: Showcase advanced proficiency in using feeding pumps and syringes.
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for administering medications: Master advanced techniques for administering medications correctly.

Enrol in our Level 3 Advanced PEG Feeding Training to elevate your expertise and provide the highest level of care to individuals with PEGs.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Have an understanding of what a PEG, and other feeding tubes are, is and the reasons an individual may need.
  2. Describe the complications that may occur and know what action to take .
  3. Have awareness of the variety of feed products available, how to recognise dehydration and weight loss/gain.
  4. Discuss infection prevention control within the workplace relevant to PEG.
  5. Explain the importance of person centred care relevant to PEG feeding care.

Who is the Course Meant For?

Healthcare professionals and caregivers who provide care to patients with PEG tubes should complete this course. It benefits physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who work in clinics, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. This course can benefit family members or caregivers of individuals with PEG tubes. This training will educate you how to safely and effectively care for persons who have PEG tubes, regardless of experience level.

Course Duration:

The duration of this PEG Feeding Training Course is around four to six hours. It provides clear and concise coverage of all the information you require. This is to make sure you quickly pick up all the necessary knowledge.

Q: Will attending this training make me competent?

A: To put it briefly, no. You cannot gain complete competency with a classroom-based training program; be extremely skeptical of anyone who makes such a claim. Our in-class evaluations are intended to close the knowledge gap between classroom instruction and workplace readiness. We will make sure you have access to the appropriate workbooks and competency proformas, which must be completed and signed off on in accordance with your local policy at work.

Q: Who will conduct the training?

A: A skilled clinical tutor from our team. You’ll be in excellent hands because these are either doctors or nurses with a wealth of clinical and sophisticated care experience and knowledge! We will notify you ahead of time about the trainer. You can discover them on our Meet the Team page, where you can also view their qualifications and experience.

Essential PEG Training FAQs

1. What is PEG Training?

Teaching medical practitioners how to safely insert and maintain percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes is known as PEG training. These feeding tubes are placed under the skin and into the stomach to provide prolonged enteral feeding for people unable to eat or drink normally. Healthcare professionals learn how to insert the PEG tube into the stomach softly and painlessly during PEG training. In addition, they are taught how to maintain hygiene and ensure that the tube functions properly once it is installed.

2. Do you need training for PEG feeding?

Indeed, PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) feeding requires training. PEG feeding entails making a little abdominal incision and directly introducing a feeding tube into the stomach. To protect the patient’s safety and wellbeing throughout this process, the right knowledge, abilities, and training are needed.

To understand how to properly insert and handle PEG tubes, healthcare professionals—such as nurses, doctors, and dietitians—typically complete specific training. This training covers a number of topics, such as the actual insertion process, cleanliness upkeep, infection prevention, treating any difficulties, and making sure the tube works properly to supply nourishment and fluids.

3. What does a PEG nurse do?

A PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) nurse is a specialized healthcare professional who is trained to provide care and support for patients with PEG tubes. PEG tubes are used to provide nutrition and hydration directly to the stomach for individuals who are unable to eat or drink normally. Here’s what a PEG nurse typically does:

  1. Putting In and Taking Out: They help with putting the tube in and taking it out safely.
  2. Checking: They look at the person’s health to see if the tube is a good idea for them.
  3. Teaching: They show the person and their family how to clean and take care of the tube. They also explain what to do if there’s a problem.
  4. Feeding Help: They teach how to use the tube to give food. They watch to make sure it’s working right.
  5. Helping If There’s a Problem: If something goes wrong with the tube, they help fix it or get medical help.
  6. Watching: They keep an eye on the person to make sure the tube is okay and they’re getting the right food.
  7. Talking: They talk to doctors and other nurses to make sure everything is going well.
  8. Writing Down: They write down what happens, like when the person gets food and if there’s any trouble.

4. What does PEG stand for?

In the context of the NHS, “PEG” stands for “Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.” This term refers to a medical procedure in which a feeding tube is inserted through the skin and into the stomach to provide nutrition and hydration to individuals who are unable to eat or drink normally.

5. Can carers do PEG feeding?

Yes, with the right guidance and supervision from medical specialists, skilled caregivers can carry out PEG feeding. They must be trained in patient assessment, insertion, hygiene, feeding methods, and troubleshooting. Close collaboration with medical professionals guarantees efficient and safe treatment.

6. When should you PEG a patient?

Healthcare practitioners may think about inserting a PEG tube in a patient who is unable to eat or drink appropriately. The causes may include things like trouble swallowing, long-term sickness, recuperation following surgery, extreme malnourishment, or end-of-life care.

Placing a PEG tube is a complicated decision that takes into account the patient’s wishes, prognosis, general health, and treatment objectives. The patient, their family or caretakers, and medical professionals should all work together to make this decision, if at all possible.

Before putting in a PEG, it’s crucial to weigh all of your options and weigh the advantages and disadvantages.

7. How long does it take to do a PEG?

A Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) procedure can take a few minutes to complete, but usually not more than that.

The PEG tube is inserted into the stomach via the abdominal wall by medical personnel using an endoscope during a minimally invasive procedure.

8. What is a PEG in healthcare?

A PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) is a medical treatment in which a feeding tube is inserted straight through the abdominal wall into the stomach. It is used to give patients who are unable to eat or drink by mouth nutrients, hydration, and medication.

9. What is PEG in palliative care?

In palliative care, medical professionals can give patients with life-limiting illnesses who might have trouble swallowing or digesting vital nutrients and hydration by using a PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) tube. By making sure the patient gets the right nutrition and fluids, it enhances their comfort and quality of life.

10. Can a nurse reinsert a PEG?

Yes, in the event that a PEG tube needs to be replaced or becomes dislodged, a nurse with the necessary training and experience can reinsert it. To protect the patient’s safety and comfort, the procedure should, nevertheless, always be carried out in accordance with established medical protocols.

11. How do you feed a patient with PEG?

Healthcare providers typically administer a liquid nutritional formula through the PEG tube to feed a patient. They use a syringe or a feeding pump for this purpose, and the formula is specially designed to provide all the necessary nutrients.

It’s important to follow a healthcare professional’s guidance on the type and amount of formula, as well as the feeding schedule, to ensure the patient receives proper nutrition and care. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the PEG tube are also essential to prevent complications.

12. What are examples of enteral feeding?

Examples of enteral feeding include:

Nasogastric tube feeding: A tube inserted through the nose into the stomach.

Gastrostomy tube feeding: A tube surgically inserted through the abdominal wall into the stomach.

Jejunostomy tube feeding: A tube surgically inserted into the jejunum (part of the small intestine).

Orogastric tube feeding: A tube inserted through the mouth into the stomach.

13. What is parenteral vs enteral feed?

Healthcare professionals often prefer enteral feed, which delivers nutrition into the gastrointestinal tract through a tube or orally, when the digestive system is functioning.

In contrast, they administer parenteral feed directly into the bloodstream, often through an IV.

14. Is enteral feeding the same as peg feeding?

No, enteral feeding is a broader term that includes various methods of delivering nutrition into the gastrointestinal tract.

PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) feeding is a specific type of enteral feeding that involves a tube inserted directly into the stomach through the abdominal wall.

15. What are the four types of enteral feeding?

The four main types of enteral feeding are:

Nasogastric tube feeding

Gastrostomy tube feeding

Jejunostomy tube feeding

Orogastric tube feeding.