2010 Glucose Meter Competency

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 242

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Glucose Quizzes & Trivia

Read the Whole Blood Glucose Procedure and complete the following questions. □ Review any incorrect responses with your unit manager / educator. □ Perform an acceptable Quality Control check using your operator ID barcode. □ Return the completed form to your unit manager / educator so that your participation may be documented. Failure to complete each competency goal listed above will result in glucose meter operator ID expiration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please select your department:
    • A. 

      SLB Location 1

    • B. 

      SLB Location 2

    • C. 

      SLA Location 1

    • D. 

      SLA Location 2

    • E. 

      None

  • 2. 
    Both levels of Quality Control must be performed:
    • A. 

      Every 24 hours of patient testing

    • B. 

      A new box of strips is opened

    • C. 

      If the meter has been dropped

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Scanning the barcode on the patient’s identification band ensures:
    • A. 

      Results will go to that patient’s medical record

    • B. 

      The test will be electronically billed

    • C. 

      The physician will be able to view the results on Web Portal

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A patient is transferred from another St. Luke’s facility and is still wearing the identification band from that campus. What must be done immediately after admission and before scanning by the glucose meter?
    • A. 

      The old ID band should be removed and a new ID band with the new admission/account number should be placed on the patient

    • B. 

      Leave the old band on, identifying patient by name and DOB only

    • C. 

      The patient should have both bands on and either can be scanned by the glucose meter

  • 5. 
    Proper sequence of procedure is:
    • A. 

      Scan operator ID, scan strip, scan patient ID, apply blood, insert strip

    • B. 

      Identify patient, don gloves, scan operator ID, scan patient ID, scan strip, insert strip, apply blood

    • C. 

      Scan patient ID , scan operator ID, scan strip, apply blood, insert strip

    • D. 

      Insert strip, apply blood, scan patient ID, scan operator ID, scan strip

  • 6. 
    The glucose Action Range (Critical Range) for patients > 28 days old at St. Luke's Hospital is:
    • A. 

      500 mg/dl

    • B. 

      400 mg/dl

    • C. 

      500 mg/dl

    • D. 

      450 mg/dl

  • 7. 
    Which of the following can cause lower than expected glucose results:
    • A. 

      Water or alcohol remaining on the puncture site

    • B. 

      Excessive squeezing of the puncture site

    • C. 

      Selecting “venous” specimen type when using capillary blood

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    If a test error is suspected what Comment Code should be placed in the glucose meter?
    • A. 

      Code 9

    • B. 

      Code 12

    • C. 

      Code 13

    • D. 

      No code should be used

  • 9. 
    To access the analyzer the operator must:
    • A. 

      Be trained by Education Services or the Point of Care Testing Coordinators

    • B. 

      Use a valid operator ID number by scanning the barcode on your employee badge

    • C. 

      Complete a competency 6 months after initial training

    • D. 

      Complete the annual competency distributed by the POCT Laboratory

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    All glucose meter tests must be ordered by and reported to a physician.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    All glucose meter supplies, including batteries, are distributed by the Central Storeroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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