A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or PEG is a procedure to place a feeding tube through your skin and into your stomach to give you the nutrients and fluids you need.
What does the procedure involve?
If appropriate, the endoscopist may offer you a sedative to help you relax. A PEG usually takes between fifteen and twenty minutes. It involves placing a flexible telescope (endoscope) into the back of your throat and down into your stomach. The endoscopist will use the endoscope to guide them while they insert the feeding tube. The endoscopist will make a small cut in your abdominal wall.
They will pull the tube down into your stomach and then bring it out of your stomach and through the hole in your abdominal wall. The tube has a bolster that sits inside your stomach and helps to prevent it from coming out.
is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. The word intravenous simply means “within a vein”. Therapies administered intravenously are often called specialty pharmaceuticals. It is commonly referred to as a drip because many systems of administration employ a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the blood stream (air embolism), and allows an estimation of flow rate.
Intravenous therapy may be used to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, for blood transfusion or as fluid replacement to correct, for example, dehydration. Intravenous therapy can also be used for chemotherapy (The treatment for any kind of cancer.)
Compared with other routes of administration, the intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body.
To ensure the quality of care provided by NL Group Homecare is of the highest standard at all times we employ a workforce of qualified and experienced healthcare professionals including Homecarers, Healthcare Assistants, Support Workers, Registered Nurses and Domestics.
We maintain a strict recruitment procedure and are one of the few Healthcare Agency Providers to be both Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) members and also Audited by REC.
Our entire business is also independently audited annually by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we hold the highest 3 star, excellent award for our processes and services.
We believe in the on-going development of our workforce and are avid subscribers and followers of Investors in People and the UK Homecarers Association (UKHCA).
We also maintain ISO 9001: 2008 an internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses.
Every one of our workers goes through a stringent recruitment procedure, are screened and referenced prior to starting work for NL Group via our comprehensive internal quality assurance systems, which are continually reviewed and monitored. We undertake rigorous compliance reviews to ensure that all of our workers which include:
- Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks.
- A full occupational health declaration.
- 10 years working history, along with at least 2 validated references.
- Annual reviews with relevant registration bodies to ensure fitness to practice.
All NL Group staff are trusted individuals with previous experience of working within clients’ own homes and are issued with photo ID cards bearing their picture, name and position.
We provide frequent supervision for all of our homecarers, including at least 6 onsite recorded one-to-one supervisions each year, backed by regular observations and annual appraisals. Ensuring our care staff continuously develop their careers and personal development within NL Group whilst continuing to deliver an excellent standard of care to our clients.
We fully appreciate that we will only ever be as good as the workers we employ; therefore staff training is of paramount importance to us. All NL Group staff are required to complete a comprehensive mandatory training programme which includes manual handling, infection control, basic life support, fire safety and medication modules.
We also arrange bespoke and tailored training courses in specialist subjects based on the needs and requirements of the clients we provide care for, including Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) and Intravenous therapy or IV therapy
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