On my floor we have MANY blood glucose testers. I have seen folks go from machine to machine powering them up and trying to find one that does not need QC check. It takes quite awhile to find one.
Then last night, I stayed late to finish charting and I observed the super experienced night nurse. She took all the machines, lined them all up and did QC on ALL of them. This took only a few more minutes than doing a QC check on one machine.
I smiled at her and she smiled back. She said to me...."this is how it is done young one"
I replied....Thank you
So simple, yet so profound.......