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Sweet and Sour: Hypoglycemia in the Newborn

by Michael Narvey, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Neonatal
Abstract:

Hypoglycemia is one of the most common problems encountered by the practitioner in newborn care. How low is too low and how does the age of the patient influence these thresholds? Moreover, when a patient’s blood glucose is found to be low, what are the best steps to take in order to normalize it? This is not your usual talk on hypoglycemia but rather one that looks at the journey one center took in its quest to answer these questions. On this path we encountered some results that were definitely “sweet” and others that left a “sour” taste in our mouths. In this talk you will be follow the story of our center which produced a cautionary tale that demonstrates that you shouldn’t always believe everything you read!

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:Review the “sweet” history of neonatal hypoglycemia;

Objective 2: Explore the definition and treatment options for low BG in the newborn;

Objective 3: Discuss strategies to appreciate the “sour” challenges in determining thresholds for investigation and management of hypoglycemia in the newborn;

Objective 4: Describe the “sweet and sour” of our recent journey of decision making with respect to neonatal hypoglycemia in Manitoba


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Presentations: 11  |  Hours / CE Credits: 11.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks