Blood Glucose Key Points

by Cathy Parkes September 20, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose: Place hand in dependent position; Pierce the outer edge of the fingertip (not the pad); Wipe away first drop of blood; Hold test strip NEXT to the blood drop (do not smear blood on strip).

Key points when taking a patient's blood glucose

  • Place hand in dependent position.
  • Pierce the outer edge of the fingertip (not the pad).
  • Wipe away first drop of blood.
  • Hold test trip NEXT to the blood drop (do not smear blood on strip).


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