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BLS Glucometer Use. Diabetes mellitus is a disease state characterized by a deranged relationship of insulin and glucose In diabetes, there is insufficient insulin to get glucose into the cells, and thus the cells start to malfunction and produce characteristic findings

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bls glucometer use
BLS Glucometer Use
  • Diabetes mellitus is a disease state characterized by a deranged relationship of insulin and glucose
    • In diabetes, there is insufficient insulin to get glucose into the cells, and thus the cells start to malfunction and produce characteristic findings
    • Emergencies from diabetes are usually from hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia
blood glucose monitoring

BLS Glucometer Use

Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Checking the Blood Glucose Level (BGL)
    • Multiple Brands of Glucometers are commonly found on EMS units
    • Glucometer determines the amount of glucose in the blood, the sample usually coming from a finger stick
      • A normal range is 80–120 mg/dl
      • Hypoglycemia is a BGL <60 mg/dl
      • Hyperglycemia is a BGL >120 mg/dl

You must read manufacturer\'s instructions for your particularglucometer

bls blood glucose monitoring
BLS Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Testing the Blood Glucose Level with a glucose meter

Equipment necessary

      • Glucose meter
      • Glucose meter test strips
      • Lancet or lancet device
      • Alcohol swabs

You must read manufacturer\'s instructions for your particularglucometer

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BLS Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Withdraw strip, turn monitor on confirm code if needed.
  • Choose finger, wipe with alcohol swab.

You must read manufacturer\'s instructions for your particularglucometer

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BLS Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Lancet finger
  • Squeeze blood onto strip fill area fully

You must read manufacturer\'s instructions for your particularglucometer

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BLS Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Wait for result.
  • Dispose of all materials in the proper container
  • Emergency medical care
    • Once you have confirmed altered mental status and a history of diabetes controlled by medications, your care will also focus on possibility of reversing the low blood sugar
    • Follow NYS BLS protocols

You must read manufacturer\'s instructions for your particularglucometer.

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