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SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
Published by Catherine Mohr
Published 2021
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This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of Glucometer Blood Testing. Read each question fully and make sure you understand what the question is asking before you answer. Some questions are select all that apply, these will be marked by square check boxes. After answering all questions to the best of your ability, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page. Your score will be shown at the bottom of the page after submission. You may reset this quiz as many times as you would like.

1 Why should you know all common error codes for your glucometer?

Errors can mean the strip did not have enough blood
Errors can mean the strip was not fully inserted, or removed too early
Errors can mean that the blood glucose is too low to accurately read
Errors can mean that the blood glucose is too high to accurately read
All of the above

2 You should use a glucometer with test strips that have not been calibrated if you run out to save time.

True
False

3 All glucometers work the same way.

True
False

4 If you run out of strips for your glucometer on scene, you can use strips from a different brand that the fire department carries without worry.

True
False

5 A patient with a blood glucose level of 50 mg/dL is always going to show some signs of hypoglycemia.

True
False

6 You are unable to obtain a droplet of blood, what can you do when you reattempt the procedure?

Warm the fingers/hand up
"Milk" the finger towards the tip
Use a different finger
Use a different location like the side of the palm or the earlobe
None of these

7 Your glucometer reads "HI". What does this mean?

The patiet's blood glucose level is above 400 mg/dL
The patiet's blood glucose level is above 500 mg/dL
The patiet's blood glucose level is above 600 mg/dL
The patiet's blood glucose level is above 700 mg/dL

8 Some lancet devices have an "auto-retract" mechanism that retracts the needle after it has poked the patient.

True
False

9 Glucometers should always be calibrated before use.

True
False

10 All glucometers use a test solution for calibration.

True
False