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Re: [IP] sharing a meter



If it is the one-touch that has the removable strip area, I would remove it 
and give it a thorough cleaning.  Also, clean/sterilize any other part of 
the meter or lancing device that may have had contact with blood.

Brian
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sue Ann Bowling" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] sharing a meter


> Well, the hospital uses the same meter on all their patients.  As for the 
> refrigeration, that would depend on whether the vial had been opened while 
> cold and the humidity was highish (high enough that ice-cold glasses get 
> "dew" on them would be too high.)  Check one or two with test solution.  I 
> doubt the meter would be hurt if you let it warm up before using it, but 
> some of the meters I've had sure wouldn't work at refrigerator 
> temperature.  (The Paradigm Link occasionally gave me a "too cold" error 
> in the bedroom at night.)
> -- 
> Sue Ann Bowling, North Pole, Alaska
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