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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
Some glucometers turn on automatically. Know the features of the glucometer your service uses. Device Variations
Results Normal blood glucose range is typically 80-120 (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
Questions? Ask your training officer Consult your service Medical Director Call your Regional office or visit their website http://www.semaems.comhttp://www.semaems.com Contact OEMS at (617)753-7300 or visit http://www.mass.gov/dph/oems/oems. htm http://www.mass.gov/dph/oems/oems. htm
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