ADN110 – Advance15 – Nutrition

£497.00 (+VAT)

All of your course materials for this course are available immediately. You have unlimited access to your course materials and the forum for 12 months, however no tutor moderation is now available.


Small Animal Nutrition is an essential area of small animal practice where veterinary nurses can play a key role. Register now for this fully flexible, interactive online course and get all the help you need to provide help and advice to your patients and their owners.


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Learn in your own time with this fully flexible Advance15TM Course.

Provision of an appropriate nutritional recommendation is central to providing excellent veterinary care and is an opportunity for veterinary nurses to feel empowered to use their skills and knowledge to the fullest. An ideal nutrition recommendation will give each pet the best chance of good health throughout life. Further, should pets fall ill from a specific disease or condition, provision of optimal nutrition can significantly impact successful management of these cases by reducing clinical signs, improving quality of life, and in some cases longevity.

Enjoy unlimited access to your course materials for a full 12 months. Get the help you need to deal effectively with your small animal patients.

Complete the course and get your CPD / CE Certificate for 15 Hours of learning.

Use your new knowledge and skills straight away in your practice.
Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.


Session 1: Introduction, nutrients, screening nutritional assessment

Introduction, nutrients, screening nutritional assessment

  • Understand the importance of nutrition in small animal practice
  • Know the macro and micronutrients required by dogs and cats
  • Be able to perform a screening and in-depth nutritional assessment
  • Understanding pet food labels and nutrient calculations, sources of reliable nutrition information

Understanding pet food labels and nutrient calculations, sources of reliable nutrition information

  • Understand the information provided on a petfood label and what is legally required
  • Be able to calculate, resting energy requirements, maintenance energy requirements and ultimate feeding quantity
  • Understand nutrients on an energy basis

Session 2: Life stage feeding including maintenance, growth, reproduction, senior pet diets including how to prevent weight gain

Life stage feeding including maintenance, growth, reproduction, senior pet diets including how to prevent weight gain   

  • Understand the nutritional requirements for maintenance, growth and reproduction
  • Understand changes in nutrient requirements for senior pets
  • Understand the basics of feeding management

Communication skills

  • Learn how to initiate a conversation about nutrition
  • Understand the potential obstacles to the discussion
  • Know the stages of change

Session 3: Obesity, sarcopenia, cachexia 

Obesity, sarcopenia, cachexia     

  • Understand the risk factors for obesity
  • Be able to design weight loss plan
  • Understand the definitions and effects of sarcopenia and cachexia

Alternative and raw meat-based diets  

  • Be familiar with some of the potential alternative diets
  • Understand the potential risks of raw meat-based diets

Session 4: Dietetic/Therapeutic diets in the EU

Dietetic/therapeutic diets in the EU

  • Understand the PARNUTS dietetic diet used in the UK and EU, e.g. diets for renal disease, liver disease, diabetes, adverse reactions to food and GI disorders

What do Vet Nurses Say About this Course?

‘Very detailed, good visual aids and love that notes come as a PDF to go through along with the lecturer. Loved the PDF notes. You can go through them during the course and add extras or highlight important bits’

‘Flexible learning around work, very informative’

‘I liked the content of the course and felt it was very clear with its structure’

‘Very detailed audio recording over the PowerPoint presentation and detailed course notes included for each section. Delivered very well and I could complete this at my own pace in my spare time’


Tutor

Georgia Woods-Lee BSc (Hons) RVN CertCFVHNut VTS (Nutrition)

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