Focusing on Infection Control Risks: Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Administration

Learn how to decrease infection control risks and ensure compliance with Joint Commission Standards when assisting with glucose monitoring and insulin administration during this short educational presentation from Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, RN, MBA, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, The Joint Commission. Sylvia examines some of the more common mistakes witnessed by The Joint Commission when staff perform glucose monitoring using shared blood glucose devices, insulin pens and other medication cartridges, which create a risk of spreading bloodborne viruses. She also explains how failure to follow manufacturer instructions for use, which are designed to protect patients from these risks, could be scored on survey.

 

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