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- Feb 8 by morteQuote from BrandonLPNIt 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.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.
trying to do 6-8 FSBS within the correct time frame, while allowing the machine to air dry....not going to happen.
- Feb 8 by mariebaileyViruses 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.
- Feb 8 by CrunchRNThe CDC guidance says to clean according to the manufacterers guidelines.