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Quick Safety Issue 38: Preventing reuse of devices used for blood glucose monitoring

 
Quick_Safety_Issue_38_2017_SUDs_FINAL Lancets, fingerstick devices, and glucometers (blood glucose meters) designed for use by a single patient should never be used for more than one patient. Many health care providers are under the mistaken belief that changing the lancet needle or cleaning the fingerstick device between uses prevents cross-contamination; it does not.

Quick Safety Issue 38: Preventing reuse of devices used for blood glucose monitoring: Preventing reuse of devices used for blood glucose monitoring