UNISON Northern Ireland

Care of the Patient with a Gastrostomy Tube

Event Date: 
20 Mar 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00


In order to manage effective nutrition in patients they may require the placement of a gastrostomy tube.  This workshop is aimed at health care workers / home care workers who care for patients who have a gastrostomy tube.  It will cover the basic nursing care required to care for an individual with a gastrostomy tube.  The prevention and management of common complications associated with gastrostomy tubes will also be discussed.  It will be delivered by Caroline O’Loughlin, Practice Educator and Learning Disability Nurse.

This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.