Glucometer to use on multiple patients - page 3

Hi All, I need to get a glucometer to use in a research study on multiple participants. I have 2 questions: 1. What glucometer do you like? 2. what single use disposable lancets do you like?... Read More

  1. Visit  morte profile page
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    if you can "stick" them within an hour of eating, you may get a "truer" picture.....It has been known for years that a fasting is no longer the gold standard. Good luck.
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  3. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    Understood, unfortunately they need to be fasting. However, if it becomes a full study they will be brought in for a non-fasting screening only appt.

    In an ideal fully funded world....................
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  4. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from morte
    No, you and I are in long term care, where this is standard. I don't think Crunch is.....
    I think we must use a different kind of glucometer. Like GrnTea said, with the standard kind that uses a different disposable test strip for each use, I don't see where there's a risk for cross contamination.
  5. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I think we must use a different kind of glucometer. Like GrnTea said, with the standard kind that uses a different disposable test strip for each use, I don't see where there's a risk for cross contamination.
    That's the type we use (Accu-chek with the single-use test strip, used with the single-use disposable lancet), yet they still make us scrub the machine down between each stick. I'm inclined to agree with you though--unless the patient's blood gets loose on the equipment, there should be minimal risk of cross-contamination.
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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    I think we must use a different kind of glucometer. Like GrnTea said, with the standard kind that uses a different disposable test strip for each use, I don't see where there's a risk for cross contamination.
    It isn't just the blood, anything else in their enviornment, c dif spores etc. Sometimes i think it was proposed by the machine makers or wipes makers...just to make more money. Were I work, they bought the least exp. machines, in quanity, and patients get there own.
    trying to do 6-8 FSBS within the correct time frame, while allowing the machine to air dry....not going to happen.
  7. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    Viruses like Hep B can survive outside the body for 7 days. Indirect contact transmission (when the patient never contacts the meter) can occur when the HCP pricks the finger and handles the test strip (b/c their hands become contaminated). This process has been implicated in numerous Hep B outbreaks. Even if there's no visible blood on the meter, there's still a risk for contamination. I sat in on a presentation about this at an Epi Conference when I worked in VA.
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  8. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
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    The CDC guidance says to clean according to the manufacterers guidelines.


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