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Making effective nutrition happen – addressing the needs of critically ill patients

  • British Veterinary Association
  • Daniel L. Chan DVM DACVECC DECVECC DACVN FHEA MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care
  • 28/04/2016 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Tel no: 020 7908 6336
  • Email : events@bva.co.uk
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Price: £180 - 360

7 Mansfield Street



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This course is designed to give you a solid foundation in enhancing nutritional support of hospitalised small animals. From nutritional assessment, planning, to placing feeding tubes, we will work through clinically relevant cases enabling you to effectively address the nutritional needs of your patients.

The course will familiarise you with various techniques, and you will have the chance to observe and perform some of the techniques discussed on models. We will look at customising nutritional plans to accommodate a variety of patients and co-morbidities. We will also cover the appropriate use of appetite stimulants, and when and how to use parenteral nutrition.

The course will use interactive informal discussions, case studies, and practical demonstrations and worksheets.

The five key things you will learn from this course are:

  • The importance of nutrition in recovery of critically ill patients
  • How to perform nutritional assessment and formulate nutritional plans
  • When to use appetite stimulants and when to escalate nutritional support
  • The uses and techniques for feeding tube placements
  • The basics of when and how to use parenteral nutrition in general practice

BVA Members early bird rate* – £180
BVA Members standard rate – £210
Non BVA Member early bird rate*- £300
Non BVA Member standard rate- £360

*Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than six weeks in advance of the course date.

Book online or call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336

BVA members can book three BVA CPD courses for the price of two. Find out more and view our terms and conditions at www.bva.co.uk/CPD

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