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What should I do if my operator ID is invalid or denied?
Contact your Point of Care Testing (POCT) Coordinator
What should I do if a patient's name and date of birth do not appear in the Patient Confirmation window? (Select all that apply)
Rescan the Aztec barcode on the wristband (hospital setting) / reenter information into the Accu-check machine (ambulatory setting),
Check that the patient's account number is valid,
If the patient was recently admitted or if using a borrowed lab meter, ensure that the account number in the Patient Confirmation window matches the account number on the patient's ID band/medical record.,
In the ambulatory setting, manually enters or Patient Account or Encounter number or first and last name into the meter
What should I do if the glucometer is not working? (Select all that apply)
1. Wait 10 seconds and try powering on again.
2. Place in a base unit and confirm that it is charging.
3. Return to lab (hospital setting) or call CORE lab (ambulatory setting).
What should I do if a glucose strip vial in use is found with the cap opened?
Discard the vial of strips immediately and use a new vial of strips.
If I open a new vial of strips on 6/1/18, how do I label the vial?
Date vial of strips, upon opening, with the open date, 6/1/18.
If I open a new control bottle on 6/1/18 and the manufacturer's expiration date marked on the bottle is 7/31/18, how do I label the bottle?
Date control bottle with opened date of 6/1/18 and expiration date of 7/31/18.
What should I do if a patient's blood glucose is needed urgently and the message "QC Due Immediately" appears on the display?
Immediately run both levels of controls, then proceed with patient testing
When should a fingerstick sample not be used to perform blood glucose monitoring? (Select all that apply)
1When the patient's hands are edematous
2When there is severe dehydration as a result of diabetic ketoacidosis
3When there is decreased peripheral blood flow due to hypotension or shock
What should I do if a repeat glucose result is significantly different from the first glucose result obtained?
What should I do if the glucose result displayed on the meter is not consistent with the patient's symptoms or presentation? (Select all that apply)
1Immediately repeat the fingerstick and enter comment code "Repeated Test"
2Insert the comment code "MD notified readback or "RN notified readback" as indicated
3If venous sample is ordered, enter comment "Venous sample to lab" or STAT lab to verify" and/or confirm via venous sample—enter comment code "Lab to Verify"
. What should I do if the glucose result displayed on the meter is "HI"? (Select all that apply)
1Immediately repeat the fingerstick2Notify the provider3Obtain a lab draw order to confirm results and send a venous sample to the LabContact the POCT Coordinator4Enter STAT lab to verify comment
What should I do if the glucose result displayed on the meter is 38 mg/dl? (Select all that apply)
Enter appropriate comment regarding required follow-up and then perform action (e.g. repeat fingerstick, STAT lab to verify)Notify the appropriate RN or MDTreat patient for hypoglycemiaD. Enter comments as appropriate: "patient treated" "patient symptomatic"
A patient with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus has a blood glucose of 68 mg/dl prior to breakfast. The patient denies any symptoms. What should you do?
Recheck finger stick to confirm blood glucose level
The Accu-Chek Inform® II meter must be cleaned after every patient using:
Super Sani-Cloth® (2-minute contact time) or Clorox®(3-minute contact time) [must be used for patients on precautions for C. difficile or Candida Auris] Germicidal Wipes
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