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VIN NUTR114-0522: Critical Care Nutrition and Assisted Feeding

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Catherine Lenox, DVM, Diplomate ACVN
Course Open: May 10-27, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Tuesday, May 17, 2022; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 2
RACE Category: 2 hours Medical

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Course Information:
This course will focus on nutritional management of critically ill patients while in the ICU and during long-term recovery. We will discuss why feeding ICU patients should be a primary goal during management of these critically ill patients. There will be a focus on the different types of feeding tubes and when to use them in clinical patients, with a focus on nutritional management. Because not all critically ill patients are the same, we will discuss how to make an individualized nutrition plan for each feeding tube patient using a step-by-step approach to developing a feeding tube plan. We will apply this approach using several case examples representing different types of patients with feeding tubes.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • understand the importance of timely nutritional support for critical care patients.
  • discuss dietary options for critical care patients.
  • differentiate use of different feeding tube types in the ICU and for long-term feeding.
  • apply a step-by-step approach to developing a feeding tube plan, using case examples.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists actively interested in critical care nutrition and assisted feeding.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 20-903333)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session May 17, 2022): Critical Care Nutrition and Assisted Feeding

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

Enrollment is closed.

Tuition: Member $46 ($41 early bird special if enrolled by April 26, 2022)
Non-Member $110 ($99 early bird special if enrolled by April 26, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on May 10, 2022 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

VIN CE Services:
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