Capillary Blood Test - Blood Glucose Screening



Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to perform and demonstrate skin puncture procedures to obtain capillary blood specimens for blood glucose screening using a lancet, reagent test strips and a glucometer while observing all universal precautions.

Lesson Time

One Class Period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Objectives & Goals


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Explain the purpose of wearing gloves and following universal precautions (PPD/PPE)
  • Explain reasons for performing capillary lood tests
  • Demonstrate skin puncture procedures with a lancet
  • Demonstrate specimen capture and testing with regeant test strips and glucometer
  • Demonstrate proper usage of teminology from this lesson
  • Demonstrate correct usage of the sugar level chart

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