Clinical Nutrition for Nurses

Course Date:
Friday 20th September 2019
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£195.00 + VAT
The Clinical Skills Lab,
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

In a busy veterinary practice veterinary nurses are perfectly placed to handle the nutritional requirements of inpatients as well as give valuable advice to increasingly confused clients about what they should actually be feeding their pets.

Starting by looking at how to make a nutritional assessment, the day will move on to cover how to calculate feeding amounts, deciding on the most appropriate diet as well as long term monitoring. Specific nutritional cases will be looked at – how and what to feed, as well as how to successfully set up weight clinics and deal with the obesity problem. Delegates will leave this course with the confidence to give advice to both clients and colleagues on this important but often over-looked part of practice life.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Critical care nutrition, tube feeding.
  • Calculations of RERs once the nutritional assessment has been made.
  • Obesity – what to feed, behavioural aspects and when not to diet
  • Development of nutritional plans – including what to do when clients don’t want to follow your recommendations or the pet won’t eat it!
  • Weight clinics – how to organise and successfully implement in your practice
  • Raw feeding – the facts and the fiction
Tube Feeding

Some feedback about this course...

''I now feel more confident about planning out a nurse consult, what to include and how to manage time better. Very engaging speaker, her experience and knowledge come through. Excellent course.''
''Very good presentation, and well lectured. Quality of lecture notes was very good, and very well detailed.''