I'm an NT at my hospital, and we do, along with the usual CNA stuff, accuchecks. We had this patient who was getting accuchecks every hour on the hour (yeah, the guy was brittle as h@11) well, as you can imagine, toward the end of my 12 hr shift (9p), the guy was more than a little sore about the whole procedure, and his fingers HAD to be sore.
Our new accucheck monitors are basically remodeled palm-pilots with the accucheck stick slot. so you punch your number on the touch screen, and scan the patients bar-code to enter the patients' ID (that or tap it in -its 11 characters long). This guy had seen the "scan" option on the screen, and complained to me that he wanted us to just scan him, not stick him. In fact (he said) 'I'm not letting you stick my fingers anymore. You will scan me instead!'.
Just out of the blue, (and since I was trying to finish up, and get my butt home so I could crack the books for school), I said 'OK.' and touched the scan button, and he sat back satisfied as the bar-code scanning laser flickered back and forth across his chest. Eventually, it timed-out and 'beeped'. He said "Well... What does it say??".
I looked a little annoyed at the machine and frowned as I said "Manual Stick Required".
He let me stick him.
I'd have never come up with that, if I'd had to think about it.