Maximizing Fidelity

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by Christopher Garrison - Friday, August 23, 2013, 1:42 PM
Does anybody know how to simulate an accu-check reading (i.e. make the meter read a certain result)?
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Re: Accu-Check
by Joyce Gorcyca - Monday, September 16, 2013, 6:23 AM
I don't know to make it read a specific result, but we do a graded diabetes simulation for the 3rd mod students and I mix three solutions. I put a little cola in varying amounts of water to get results that are somewhere in the normal, low or high range. I add red food coloring to the water to simulate blood, and draw it up in 3 mL syringes. I give the appropriate syringe to the students as their "blood" when they come in to do the simulations. The results are not always the same, but are within range. Hope that helps.
PS (You need to use regular cola, not diet!)
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Re: Accu-Check
by Michelle Sherlin - Monday, February 10, 2014, 2:34 PM
You may have already figured this out but if not, add D5W or d10w to simulated blood- play with it until you get the reading you want. It works in simulated urine too for dipstick testing.
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Re: Accu-Check
by Diana Breed - Friday, January 9, 2015, 3:02 PM

We have also used syrup to get high glucose when we need very high reading.

On the accu-check note...

Does anyone have a method of how do put the solution into a "finger" do simulate getting a drop of "blood"?

Thank you for all who respond.