Part of Lesson Plan: Capillary Blood Test - Blood Glucose Screening
Activity Overview / Details
It is important to emphasize to the students that the way to minimize the pain is “hesitation hurts.” It is important to share that they need need to keep thier movement fluid during the puncture process. No one wants to hurt themselves on purpose. Ask students if they have questions.
It is important the students follow all steps and get an adequate amount of blood needed for the test to be accurate. Failure to either follow the steps, disregard any of the previously learned safety and universal precautions or not obtain the adequate amount of blood for the test will not successfully pass this skill. This is a pass or fail skill.
Students are allowed to do this skill in small groups of 2 and the teacher will monitor the process.
Discuss that it is important
Discuss that it is importantto get all the needed materials and supplies and bring them over to your desks. It is also important to check the expiration date of the strips to ensure they are not expired. (Insert picture of where the date is located on the container)
Ask students to turn thier desks face to face so that they are facing each other. Usually, the lancets are handed out 2 at a time to ensure that students can be monitored and safety maintained, which includes the proper disposal of the lancet.