Methods of providing nutrition to hospitalised patients

12th August 2020 from 19:30


1 Hour of CPD for Veterinary Nurses!

Speaker - Emma Foreman DipHE CVN Dip AVN (small animal) ISFM DipFN RVN

Emma has been working in veterinary practice for over twenty years and qualified as an RVN in 2002. She has worked in mixed, first opinion, referral and emergency practices, and has completed the RCVS advanced diploma and ISFM feline medicine diploma. Her main interests are anaesthesia, theatre practice and ECC.


Chair - Charlotte Bullard BSc (Hons) PgCert VetEd FHEA

Charlotte is currently Education Manager for the BVNA, and joined the team in Summer 2019. Prior to this, she was Programme Manager for an equine veterinary nursing training provider based in Suffolk. She is also currently completing her MSc in Veterinary Education with the Royal Veterinary College. Charlotte’s role with BVNA includes overseeing CPD opportunities for veterinary nurses, developing BVNA’s annual Congress programme, and building a network of FE and HE VN training providers to enable opportunities for collaborative working.

Lecture Synopsis:
The lecture discusses the importance of avoiding malnutrition in hospitalised patients. It includes ways of encouraging voluntary acceptance of food, feeding tube selection, insertion and usage, and the delivery partial and total parenteral nutrition and its indication and considerations.

Learning Points:

  • Ways to encourage voluntary eating
  • When to use a feeding tube and how to select the most appropriate one
  • When PPN/TPN should be utilised and the considerations involved.
Please be aware that, to allow us to provide you with a CPD certificate for the attendance of this event, there are two stages to registration. Once you have registered for this event via our website, within 7-10 days you will receive a link requesting that you complete a very quick and simple second registration form. You must complete this second stage of registration to be provided with access to the webinar.
Event Log in time: 19:15
Webinar Start: 19:30 (late attendees may not be let into the meeting)
Question & Answers: 20:15 (15 minutes)