Date Published

May 19, 2023

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


In pts with poor peripheral perfusion (ie. sepsis) can we do a blood sugar reading on pts ear? Recently had call where pt was severely septic and we gave glucagon and then dextrose and pts blood sugar kept going down. ER doctor took blood sugar on pts ear where perfusion was better then peripherally and sugar levels were well above normal.


SWORBHP Medical Council suggests continuing with your current procedure and obtaining blood glucose readings from the finger.



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