Just wondering if you get a reading like this do you panic? Re-test with a new machine? I was calm and cleaned the residents hands and switched machines. Just wondering as I do not know this resident but the regular nurse (ltc) agreed that I did the correct things but that the residents sugar is usually really high, like in the 300's.
The resident is on three insulins: the two I can remember off the top of my head are Novolin and Novolog. I only gave the Novolin (routine insulin with sliding scale given as ordered) but I was just scanning her Mar to see what else she was on. She was on a sliding scale and the rest of the day her tests were 155 and 130.