Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Medical & Legal Issues

Neonatal Hypoglycemia: A Look At The Medical And Legal Issues

Despite significant advances in neonatal care, hypoglycemia remains one of the most common newborn conditions. Its potential to cause serious injury makes this topic highly relevant for nurses, midwives, doctors, and lawyers. Dr. Michael Narvey, one of the principal authors, of the recently updated Canadian Pediatric Society Guideline ‘The Screening and Management of Newborns at Risk for Low Blood Glucose’ guides you through an in depth look at neonatal hypoglycemia.

This prerecorded webinar also includes a fascinating malpractice case study by Joe Miller, QC and a discussion of the nursing and medical issues with Dr. Narvey and Chris Rokosh. And includes questions from the audience.


“Excellent webinar! I learned a lot!” – Ontario Medical Malpractice Lawyer


  • Address key issues and approaches to care before and after the first 72 hours of life
  • Identify risk factors and hypoglycemia intervention strategies
  • Review recent updates to screening, monitoring and intervention protocols
  • Discuss precautions to reduce risk of recurrence after hospital discharge
  • Learn the facts and examine the issues in a hypoglycemia medical malpractice case

“Great webinar! Very informative!” – L&D Nurse



Dr. Michael Narvey, Section Head of Neonatology at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, is the Committee Chair of the Canadian Pediatric Society: Fetus and Newborn Committee. He is also Medical Director of the Child Health Transport Team, Associate Professor at Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Investigator, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Dr. Narvey is one of the principal authors of the 2019 Canadian Pediatric Society position statement ‘The Screening and Management of Newborns at Risk for Low Blood Glucose’.

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Joe Miller, Weir Bowen, LLP represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. He has litigated more medical malpractice claims than any other plaintiff’s lawyer in Alberta. He has appeared before Alberta’s highest courts and conducted seminars on medical malpractice issues for both lawyers and physicians. Joe has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada. In 2010, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel by Alberta’s Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council, recognizing his outstanding expertise, work and contributions. In 2011, Joe received the Gary J. Biggs Champion of Justice Award from the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association, and was invited to join the Litigation Council of America whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of lawyers. A native Albertan, Joe is a graduate of the University of Alberta.

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Chris Rokosh RN, PNC(C), President of Connect Medical Legal Experts, has reviewed thousands of medical malpractice cases in her successful career as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Her course ‘Legal Issues in Nursing’ is one of Canada’s highest rated and most attended nursing education courses. Chris is a warm engaging speaker who connects with audiences on a truly personal level. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in medical legal issues and nursing education. Chris’s company – Connect Medical Legal Experts Inc., is Canada’s premier provider of healthcare experts to Canada medical malpractice lawyers. She is the author of “Shift. Change. Empowering Nurses with Medical Legal Knowledge” – offering insight to healthcare professionals on protecting themselves and patients by focusing on patient centered care.

This course may be applicable for education credits. Check with your regulatory body.

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