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ACCU-CHEK INFORM II BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING AT THE BEDSIDE COMPETENCY EXAM
Name:______________________________
Date:__________________
TRUE or FALSE
_____1. The greatest risk in doing a capillary puncture is to pierce bone with
the lancet device.
_____2. You must use 2 patient identifiers when doing blood glucose checks,
using the room number as one of the identifiers.
_____3. If you dimple the skin when applying the lancet device to the patient, you
increase the risk of putting the lancet into bone.
_____4. It is not necessary to wipe away the first drop of blood.
_____5. The proper site for doing a finger puncture is on the pad of the finger at the
side of the finger.
_____6. It is an OSHA requirement that you must wash your hands and don
gloves before performing a capillary puncture.
_____7 It is OK to excessively milk the patient’s finger to get an adequate sample size,
_____8. Laboratory will enter Strip Lot Code information into the meters wirelessly
whenever there is a new Lot number.
_____9. For adults, the critical values for blood glucose testing are <40.
____10. The Accu-chekInform II meter records who performed the blood glucose test.
____11. There is NO need to date the bottles of Glucose Control Solutions ( Lo
and Hi solutions).
____12. Bottles of test strips are stable only 3 months.
____13. Only capillary blood samples should be used when testing with the Accu-chek
Inform II Glucose Meter.
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____14. The Accu-checkInform II Glucose Meter should be docked in the docking
station when it is not in use
____15. If either “HI” or “LO” occurs on a patient test, you should repeat the test.
____16. If the QC checks have not been done, it is acceptable to perform a patient test .
____17. If the QC checks results in “FAIL”, a patient test can still be performed.
____18. If a patient brings in their own meter from home, it can be used instead
of using the Accu-chekInform II Glucose Meter if they have an order from their
doctor.
____19. The medical record number listed under the patient name on the patient
armband is used as the patient ID on the Accu-chek Inform II Glucose Meter.
FILL IN THE BLANKS
20. “HI” as a result on the Accu-checkInform II Glucose Meter means that the value
obtained was________________and “LO” as the result means the value obtained
was___________________.
21.The critical values for blood glucose testing are < (less than)_______
and >(greater than)________.
22.List the 3 things you must do when the Accu-checkInform Glucose Meter flashes
a pop-up box with a critical value.
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