JimÃ©nez Chiarri, Carlos
Objective. Identify the characteristics and difficulties in the training of informal carers of infants with PEG probe.
Method. A bibliographic search was conducted, using controlled language, in the PubMed, CINAHL and Cuiden databases, and in the Dialnet electronic library.
Results. It becomes clear that training and the abilities of the main carers in the use of the PEG catheter is essential to provide the knowledge, motivation and skills necessaries to safely and effectively administer enteral nutrition at home of the patient. As a drawback, it highlights the lack of training of professional, limited training in this area of knowledge and wide dispersion of available scientific documentation.
Discussion. Home Enteral Nutrition is a technique in which the main objective is to improve the life quality when nutritional treatment goes on throw many periods of time. Patient being able to stay within It is social and familiar environment, holding the same security and efficiency warranties. However, for this can be possible, it is essential to train patients and primary caregivers by expert nurse, with the objective of minimize the risks associated with this modality of nutritional support.
Conclusions. Artificial nutrition can be used at the patient’s home with efficiency and safety guarantees, provided that a previous training of the main caregiver is carried out, a correct follow-up by nursing.