Trust Guideline for the Management of Hypoglycaemia in Preterm Infants CA2036 v8.1
To reduce the incidence of hypoglycaemia through active management of infants at risk
To provide guidance on the management of hypoglycaemia in the infant at risk
To promote the nursing of mother and baby together where safe and feasible and to minimise the admission of babies to neonatal units for medical interventions
To promote breast feeding and to support mothers in their feeding choices
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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