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Nutrition of the Critical Patient

The field of clinical nutrition and its impact on disease is expanding at an incredible rate. Already, we know that optimum nutrition can increase the lifespan of animals, effectively manage - and even cure disease conditions, and result in improvement in quality of life.

10% early bird discount

Masterclass Nutrition for the Emergency Patient

COURSE FEE

AUD 199

Training 5 or more people?

Enroll 5 or more members of your practice and avail a special discount on the course fee!

This course includes:

What you'll learn

This exciting course has been written specifically for veterinary technicians and nurses – and will cover the fundamentals of how to effectively provide nutritional support to the dog or cat with emergency illness. We’ll also present many of the recent advances in our understanding of optimal nutritional support in critically ill patients – all presented in a user-friendly, unbiased format, so that you get the information you need to know about in order to provide the best care and advice for small animals in your practice!
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.
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.
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.

Speaker

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

Course Reviews

"Hello Phil and thank you so much for another wonderful course! I really enjoy learning from you - your teaching technique is fabulous and the resources and notes you provide are just so informative!"
Robert Green
Veterinarian, United States
"Thanks so much for all your advice and teaching. With so much information around these days, your evidence-based clarification goes a long way! You and your work are very valued at this practice."
Julian Smithers
Veterinarian, Australia
"Thank you for your wonderful resources and course. It is fantastic to be able to access it in such a flexible manner. I got a lot out of your notes, presentations and extras that I will refer to often in my work."
Rose Crooke
Veterinarian, New Zealand
"I want to acknowledge and thank you for the tremendous amount of quality information you have imparted to us during this course."
Bethany Reeves
Veterinarian, United Kingdom

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10% early bird discount

Masterclass Nutrition for the Emergency Patient

COURSE FEE

AUD 199

Training 5 or more people?

Enroll 5 or more members of your practice and avail a special discount on the course fee!

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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) – 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.

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