Coag Machines

  1. Hi,

    I am trying to decide on which Home Health Coag Machine would be best for our agency.
    So far, I have come across two machines, the Alere machine and the Roche machine.

    Which one is best for home health? We are told both are comparable for accuracy.
    Is there one that is more gentle for the client?

    Which machine is used by your agency/preferred by your nurses?
    thank you.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Susan317
    I think you want to go with the one that offers the cheapest strips,some will offer you the machine for free but the cost of the strips is outrageous.
  4. by   KateRN1
    Agree with above. In terms of user friendliness, I prefer Coagucheck, but I don't have any idea what the cost of the strips would be.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    My workplace uses the Coagucheck meters. However, I've been told that the strips cost about $20 a piece, which is a pretty penny.

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