Presentation on theme: "Blood Glucose Measuring Prepared By: Dr. Manal Moussa Ibrahim."— Presentation transcript:
Blood Glucose Measuring Prepared By: Dr. Manal Moussa Ibrahim
Equipment: * Blood Glucose meter. * Blood Glucose reagent strip compatible with the meter. * Paper towel. * Warm cloth or other warming device (optional). * Antiseptic swab. * Disposable Gloves. * Sterile lancet or 19- or 21- gauge needle. * Lancet injector (optional). *Cotton ball to wipe the glucose reagent strip (dry wipe method).
Glucose Measuring Devices Used to Check Blood Sugar Levels Many different types and models
Procedures Careful attention to BSI & safety Select Finger Massage blood into distal end Clean finger with alcohol & allow to dry Use lancet or Auto-lancet device Wipe first drop of blood off Apply drop of blood onto test strip and follow individual glucometer instructions Dispose of sharps and soiled supplies
Device & Accessories Glucometer Test Strips Lancet
Glucose Measuring Steps Step #1Step #2 Locate Glucometer Open Up Case Step #3 Turn Power On
Apply Drop of Blood If inadequate up to 15 secs., add additional blood Step #7 Glucose Measuring Steps, cont.
Step #8 Document Results
Some glucometers turn on automatically. Know the features of the glucometer your service uses. Device Variations
Results Normal blood glucose range is typically (fasting) Treat the patient, not the numbers
Maintenance & Calibration Techniques Frequency Batteries Care & Storage –Device –test strips Documentation
BSI & Cleansing Issues Dispose of all sharps and blood contaminated materials properly Cleanse only outside of monitor with general disinfectant (manufacturer approved) Do not immerse/ inject/spray any liquid into device
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