Duodopa

Suitable for nurses and care staff working with the Duodopa medication pump.

Introduction

The Duodopa pump provides a controlled dose of active medication via the jejunum for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. This half-day course, with practical assessments, looks in detail at the use of the pump, its operating features, side effects of the medication and how to resolve possible complications.

Course Contents

  • Background to the Duodopa
  • PEG-J (Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and jejunostomy) purposes
  • Cleaning of the stoma site
  • Medication cassette storage
  • Morning operation of the pumps
  • Evening operation of the pumps
  • Tube flushes
  • Problem spotting

Course Assessment

Knowledge check – theoretical written quiz
Knowledge check – practical using equipment

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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