We are talking about the little lancets that you load in the spring lancer.
We are told to uncap them and do it manually because the lancing machines (all of them) dont work. In 3 cases they do work but the lancets don't fit.
The ones the lancets do fit are all broken. Either the spring is gone, the trigger button is broken or they are missing 1 or more peices.
it gets old hearing & seeing such comments.
Tell me about it, I've been on the end of a few myself. Apology accepted.
Regarding the lancing devices.
I mean if we were in deepest darkest Africa, sure no problem, we cant be choosy. But in a major metropolitan hospital, with it's own pharmacy. I want my lancing device. I mean a packet of softclix is petty cash retail. It should be as simple as, walk down the pharmacy, get the goods, tell them which ward you work in, and walk up.
I worked at a different, better, hospital as agency and that's how it worked there, we ran out of softclix, I headed off to pharmacy, they asked me "what ward?", "Sign here please.". And that was it. Walk back with the goods.
Now isn't that nice and simple?
Anyway I'm just venting now. I should apoligize.