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Patient vs Service Glucometer

Question# 756

Is it acceptable to use a pt's reading from their freestyle libre (or other app based glucometer reading) vs manually using the service glucometer. What is Base Hospital's direction in this scenario

Answer:

It is best practice to consider patient's glucometer reading within context of patient's presentation and if there is a discrepancy or suspect device malfunction, confirm w/ service glucometer.

This leaves room for clinical judgement. It is fine to accept the reading unless there is doubt that it is accurate or congruent with signs/symptoms (i.e. normal reading with altered LOA).

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Published

01 December 2023

ALSPCS Version

5.2

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Please reference the MOST RECENT ALS PCS for updates and changes to these directives.