Critical Care Nutrition & Assisted Feeding
In this presentation, we will discuss the role of nutritional support in the management of hospitalized companion animal patients. We will explore the consequences of malnutrition in our patients and understand how these consequences may influence patient outcome. Participants will gain an increased understanding of metabolic changes that occur during starvation, and learn how to identify appropriate candidates for assisted feeding.
- Feeding tube selection
- Diet selection
- Calculation of the refeeding volume, rate, and schedule