Nutritional Support for the Critical Patient

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This online lecture for vet nurses takes a detailed look at the role of nutrition in emergency and critical patients and looks at the different options available for providing nutritional support for these patients. It discusses when to consider tube feeding, nutritional assessment of patients, and the actual placement of tubes.  It also discuss diet choice and calculating how much to feed.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the role of nutrition in emergency and critical patients and the importance of nutrition to recovery.
  • Knowledge of the different nutritional support options available.
  • Knowledge of the placement of different feeding tubes
  • An understanding of different diet choices available and how to calculate amounts to feed.

Author

Louise O’ Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(ECC) DipAVN(Medical, Surgical) RVN

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