Endocrine Question #27
A nurse is instruction through Teach Back to a client learning how to perform self-blood glucose monitoring. The nurse evaluates the instruction and identifies the need for additional teaching because of which of the following client statements?
- “ I will keep a log of glucose results to monitor for trends.”
- “I will try to maintain my blood sugar values around 110 mg/mL.”
- “I will always wash my hands prior to puncturing the finger pad.”
- “I will puncture my finger in the center of the finger pad.”
Testing blood through puncture to the middle of the finger pad is painful and may not have better blood flow compared to the a site off-center. Finger tips are also not utilized. Rotating finger tips is also advised. All of the other selections indicate knowledge of instruction.