How to Use FreeStyle Optium H

How to use the FreeStyle Optium H

In this module you will learn

a) How to use the FreeStyle Optium H – Blood Glucose Testing

Correct use of blood glucose monitoring equipment is crucial in obtaining accurate results. As therapeutic decisions are made based on the results you obtain on a blood glucose meter it is important that you follow and implement best practice. In this module you will learn;

  • how to use the FreeStyle Optium H blood glucose monitoring system,
  • the correct procedure for collection and transfer of blood to the test strip,
  • the process of calibration
  • and some of the screen messages you may encounter and what they mean.

There will be text and video to guide you through the process with multiple choice questions at the end of the module for you to gain your competency.

b) How to use the FreeStyle Optium H – Blood Ketone Testing

Blood ketone testing is an important test to assess the level of insulin deficiency particularly in people who have type 1 diabetes. Blood ketone testing is a more direct and accurate way of measuring ketones compared to urine testing and gives you a quantitative result.

Measuring both blood glucose and blood ketones will give you a better picture for early detection and management of ketosis or Diabetic Ketoacidosis, compared to blood glucose testing alone.

In this module you will learn

  • how to perform a blood ketone test,
  • when a blood ketone test is most likely indicated
  • and how to interpret the result.

There will be text and video to guide you through the process with multiple choice questions at the end of the module for you to gain your competency.