Why Your Parvo Patient Should Be Fed Right Away – ECC Nutrition

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Category: Nurses Club
Published on: 23.02.2016

Presenter:

Kenichiro Yagi BS RVT VTS (ECC SAIM)

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About The Webinar

Canine parvovirus infections cause severe gastroenteritis and lead to dehydration, shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and sepsis when left untreated. One simple to implement, therapy that makes a significant difference in survival chance is enteral feeding started within hours of admission, even when vomiting. Even when vomiting? Yes, even when vomiting. There are many reasons nutritional intervention serves a key role in the recovery of critical care patients. Let’s discuss why this is the case.

Goals:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and treatment of parvovirus enteritis
  • Understand the effect of enteral nutrition on the gastrointestinal tract
  • Be able to create a basic nutritional plan for parvovirus patients

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