Month: June 2017

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Medical Equipment Requirements and Titration Advice

Probably the two most important topics to zero-in on in the May issue of TJC Perspectives are the articles on titrations on page 26 and blood glucose meters on page 12.  The glucometer article discusses single patient use and multiple patient use devices.  The language used by TJC is nebulous, stating that “organizations can conduct a risk assessment on how they use fingerstick/lancing devices by determining whether staff are using single use on multiple patients.”  Instead, we suggest that readers go to the CDC link where the advice is more detailed and clear.  Fingerstick devices should never be used on multiple patients.

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