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Masterclass: Nutrition for the Emergency Patient

This 1-week intensive course will answer all of your questions about nutritional support needed for the emergency patients.

This course includes:

Course Outline:

Emergency patients need nutritional support… but what should we feed them, how much should we feed them, and what if they are unable to eat? This 1-week intensive course will answer all of these questions and more! We’ll cover care of feeding tubes, how to select the right diet, how to feed the diet, and how to manage complications in patients with a wide variety of emergency conditions – from trauma to metabolic disease and organ failure. 

With 3 live tutorials, extensive course notes, lots of tutor interaction, and an engaging course assessment task, this course will help take your nursing care to the next level.

Tutorial 1: Why Early Nutritional Support Matters

Live: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 | 19:30 AEST

We begin with a discussion of what happens to a healthy patient that is fasting - and then look at what happens to an animal that is fasting when they are sick and unwell, to determine just how urgent early nutritional support is in these patients. We’ll also take a look at specific nutritional requirements of emergency and critically ill patients - and why they are different from healthy patients.

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Tutorial 2: The Nutrition Formula

Live: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 | 19:30 AEST

This tutorial will focus on feeding the patient - from feeding tube placement, care and complications, to how to provide nutritional support to your patient. We’ll also introduce the concept of micro-enteral nutrition, and how it can improve tolerance of critical care nutrition, when feeding begins, and will conclude with details on how to introduce complex nutrition to your emergency patient.

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Tutorial 3: Nutrition in Disease States

Live: Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 19:30 AEST

This tutorial will focus on the specifics of providing nutritional support to the emergency patient with specific disease - including kidney disease, trauma, gastrointestinal dysfunction, diabetes among others. We’ll conclude with a section specifically dealing with the complications of nutritional support- including re-feeding syndrome, gastrointestinal upset, anaemia and more.

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Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will have a sound understanding of:

  • The physiology of simple starvation in comparison to starvation in illness, as it relates to the requirement for urgent nutritional support in emergency or critically ill patients
  • Appropriate care of feeding tubes, as well as placement techniques for nasal and oesophageal tubes
  • The concept and practice of providing micro-enteral nutritional support to the emergency patient
  • How to transition from microenteral nutrition to elemental or hydrolysed, and subsequently complex nutritional support for the emergency or critical patient
  • Specific nutritional requirements for patients with diseases including kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal dysfunction, among others
  • How to diagnose and manage a patient with re-feeding syndrome; and how to prevent its occurrence.

Course Tutor

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

Don't miss out on this exciting learning opportunity!

Masterclass Nutrition for the Emergency Patient

COURSE FEE

AUD 196

Course Reviews

"This was a fabulous course. It is the first for me with Philip as the lecturer and I would like to congratulate him on his presentations, knowledge and enthusiasm."
Amy
New Zealand
"Your courses always motivate and inspire me to be a better nurse for my patients. So thank you again for another great course"
Gabby
UK
"I would just like to say I have this course tremendously. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge."
Gail
Australia
"Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the course and how much I appreciate your attention to detail. Learning lots though and can see how this new knowledge is really going to elevate my nursing skills!"
Emily
Australia

Dr Philip Judge

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Clin Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)

Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a 3-year residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998.
Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd (www.veteducation.com.au) – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses.

Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, including a CRI manual, haematology and biochemistry interpretation guide, emergency anaesthesia guide, and a ventilation therapy manual for small animals, in addition to being published in peer reviewed literature.

Philip’s key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, envenomations and toxicology.