All testing will be done to FINGER TIPS ONLY. Forearm testing is NOT indicated in emergency settings.
Normal Adult Glucose Levels
Performing Glucose Testing:
Assemble all equipment:
WEAR GLOVES & prepare your sharps container
Swab selected site with alcohol wipe DRY WITH 2x2 gauze pad
Have patient wiggle fingers
Lance fingertip (theirs not yours!)
Insert test strip into glucometer
Compare Coding (see Coding the Meter below)
Collect sample (see Getting a Sample below)
Test completes in 5 seconds
Compare test result to clinical picture
This guide is adapted from the owners brochure and is intended as a quick reference guide.
Prior to performing ANY testing, ensure that the TEST STRIP CODE NUMBER matches the indicated CODE NUMBER ON THE GLUCOMETER.
If these do not match, follow directions for changing the glucometer code number