An evaluation of the Accu-Chek Inform II Glucose Meters has shown that two essential steps are often being missed in their usage.
An evaluation of the Accu-Chek Inform II Glucose Meters has shown that two essential steps are often being missed in their usage:
- Labelling QC Vials: Vials expire three months after opening. Discard the vial if the date when it was opened is not written on the vial. Use medication expiry labels to assist.
- Discard First Drop: Contamination occurs easily if the second drop of blood is not used. Discard the first drop of blood whether it is used for a patient test or quality control test.
How do these impact students and faculty instructors?
Students and faculty instructors in nursing placements are required to complete the Accu-Chek Inform II Glucose Meter/Glucometer course in the LearningHub among other orientation requirements. This mandatory course includes a competency quiz. Students and faculty instructors are expected to apply the practices above in clinical settings to ensure that patients receive quality care.
Please contact the Student Practice Team.