Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood glucose monitors measure blood glucose concentrations. A drop of blood is placed on a blood glucose test strip before or after the strip is inserted into the monitor. A portable blood glucose monitor provides quantitative measurements that compare in accuracy with other laboratory tests. Most monitors store successive test results electronically to help determine glucose patterns.

Preparation of Equipment

When using a blood glucose monitor, calibrate it and run it with a quality control test to ensure accurate test results. Most hospital-based glucose monitors must have quality control tests performed every 24 hours. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for calibration. If appropriate, ensure that the code strip number on the test strip matches the code number on the monitor.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Blood Glucose Monitoring

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