e-learning modules

e-learning modules

Welcome to GENCA e-learning modules.  GENCA will be developing a range of online modules which will be available here.  

Click on the link below to access the modules. 

Gastrostomy Guidelines: Pre-Insertion

This course will be beneficial to give clinicians an underpinning of the indications for gastrostomy feeding and a working knowledge of the ACI guidelines that were created by GENCA. The course is fully interactive with images to support experiences in clinical care to support a full understanding.

By the time you have finished the module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss indications for gastrostomy tube feeding in adults and paediatrics.
  • Describe the absolute contraindications and relative contraindications for gastrostomy tube insertion.
  • Gain an understanding of ethical considerations relating to gastrostomy tube insertion.
  • Describe the five methods of gastrostomy tube insertion

Gastrostomy Guidelines: Module 2: Acute Hospital Care

This course will be beneficial to give clinicians an underpinning of the indications for gastrostomy feeding and a working knowledge of the ACI guidelines that were created by GENCA. The course is fully interactive with images to support experiences in clinical care to support a full understanding.

By the time you have finished this module, you should be able to:

  • Describe the documentation that should be completed following insertion of the gastrostomy tube/device.
  • Identify key issues for monitoring and identification of early complications.
  • Confirm correct positioning of the external flange.
  • Differentiate between adult and paediatric refeeding risk factors.
  • Recall time parameters for commencement of feeding in adult and paediatric patients.
  • Differentiate between metabolic and gastrointestinal feed intolerance.
  • Recall the correct procedure for administering medications via enteral feeding tubes.
  • Identify issues relevant to discharge planning.
  • Provide education to patient/carer regarding care of the tube.