Ward based blood gas analysers should be used to guide the management of neonatal hypoglycaemia, as most handheld glucometers are not sufficiently accurate in the range of 0 – 2.0 mmol/l.
Reference: British Association of Perinatal Medicine. (2017). Identification and Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia in the Full Term Infant – A Framework for Practice.
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