CPSA's Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) program discovered older models of blood glucose monitoring devices for sale that do not meet Health Canada requirements. If you use a blood glucose monitoring system for multiple patients in your clinic, it must: 

  • Be made for multi-patient use. (See the "intended use" statement in the user's manual)
  • Use single-use disposable lancets (needles).
  • Use lancing devices (which holds the needle) that are either auto-disabling (single-use, disposable) or dedicated to a single patient only.
  • Have a valid cleaning and disinfection protocol for the meter effective against Hepatitis B. (See procedure for cleaning and disinfection in the user's manual)

 

Canada Medical carries a variety of Health Canada approved blood glucose monitoring system and accessories. Click here for more info.

 

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