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Guidance on the development of policies and guidelines for the prevention and management of Hypoglycaemia of the Newborn

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Guidance on the development of policies and guidelines for the prevention and management of Hypoglycaemia of the Newborn

This document deals with key issues to be considered when devising guidelines for the
prevention and management of hypoglycaemia of the newborn. These include the
identification of babies who should be considered “at risk”, basic principles which should
underpin all guidelines for their management, and the creation of an effective flow chart to
guide day-to-day practice. The document includes a checklist which can be used as a way of
evaluating the likely accuracy and effectiveness of existing or planned guidelines.