VSPN TECH202-20212: Hepatic Lipidosis Nutrition

This course is a self-paced, non-interactive course.

Presenter: Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition)
Course Open: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Total CE Credit: 1.0
RACE Category: 1.0 hours Medical

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Course Information:
This course will focus on feline hepatic lipidosis with complications. We will look at a typical presentation, typical treatment option (PEG tube) and cover some of the complications these cats can develop. We will also look at post-discharge management and complications ultimately ending with full recovery and feeding tube removal.

This course will consist of a non-interactive segment that includes handouts to be read, a video, handouts of the slides and a mandatory end of course test. To earn a certificate of participation, you must attain a score of 80% or higher on the end of course test.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Demonstrate and manage feeding tube nutritional support for feline patients with hepatic lipidosis
  • Assess, interpret, and manage common nutritional complications in feline patients with hepatic lipidosis
  • Support the patient's post-discharge, including client education and support, until full recovery is achieved
Level and Prerequisites: This advanced VSPN CE non-interactive course is designed for those credentialed veterinary technicians pursuing their VTS-Nutrition or those experienced veterinary technicians (and their veterinarians) with a high level of nutritional knowledge in canines and felines.

RACE Accreditation: This non-interactive course has been RACE approved for veterinary technicians/technologists (22-39418)

Course Agenda:

Segment 1: Nutrition for Hepatic Lipidosis
Presentation, treatment and management of Hepatic Lipidosis

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.

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Tuition: $21
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 1, 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.

To Enroll:
  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 @vspn.org and @vin.com 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.792 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 starting the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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

Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357