How to use?

This section helps guide you in a generic way as to the correct method of using various delivery devices and do-it-yourself diagnostic kits. The exact method may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Most of these devices and kits are very user friendly and require no specialized knowledge for their use. However, as with all medical devices, improper usage may lead to erroneous results or may cause inadequate delivery of the product and in some rare cases cause harm too.
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How to Use-Glucometer ? Tips - Make sure you keep a supply of fresh batteries handy for your glucometer. Warming your hands prior to using the lancet will make the blood flow easier. Review results with your doctor on a regular basis. Results recorded in your notebook are important to determine the effectiveness of your treatment and blood sugar management. Use a paper towel or tissue to apply pressure to the blood sample site if bleeding persists.

How to Use-Glucometer ? Tips - Make sure you keep a supply of fresh batteries handy for your glucometer. Warming your hands prior to using the lancet will make the blood flow easier. Review results with your doctor on a regular basis. Results recorded in your notebook are important to determine the effectiveness of your treatment and blood sugar management. Use a paper towel or tissue to apply pressure to the blood sample site if bleeding persists.

How to Use-Home Pregnancy Kit   If you believe that you could be pregnant, a home pregnancy test can help you determine whether or not you may be pregnant. It is essential that you thoroughly read the directions that come with the test since the accuracy of the test results rests on how well you follow the directions and interpret the results.  It is important to keep in mind that although most pregnancy tests have about the same ability to detect hCG (the pregnancy hormone), their ability…

How to Use-Home Pregnancy Kit If you believe that you could be pregnant, a home pregnancy test can help you determine whether or not you may be pregnant. It is essential that you thoroughly read the directions that come with the test since the accuracy of the test results rests on how well you follow the directions and interpret the results. It is important to keep in mind that although most pregnancy tests have about the same ability to detect hCG (the pregnancy hormone), their ability…

How to Use-Insulin Pen  Clean the skin with an alcohol pad. Let the alcohol air dry. Take the cover off the pen. You can see the insulin in the pen. If you are using a cloudy insulin, gently roll the pen between your hands to mix the insulin. Use alcohol to clean the end of the pen where the needle twists on. Peel back the cover on the needle. Screw the needle onto the pen. It should be snug but not too tight. To clear the air out of the pen: Remove the cap from the needle. Turn the dose…

How to Use-Insulin Pen Clean the skin with an alcohol pad. Let the alcohol air dry. Take the cover off the pen. You can see the insulin in the pen. If you are using a cloudy insulin, gently roll the pen between your hands to mix the insulin. Use alcohol to clean the end of the pen where the needle twists on. Peel back the cover on the needle. Screw the needle onto the pen. It should be snug but not too tight. To clear the air out of the pen: Remove the cap from the needle. Turn the dose…

How to Use-Ear Drops    Tilt the affected ear up or lie on your side. Pull the ear backward and upward (or if giving to a child younger than 3 years of age, pull backward and downward) to open the ear canal.  Avoid touching the dropper tip against your ear or anything else—the dropper must be kept clean.  Place the correct number of drops in your ear. Then gently press on the small skin flap (tragus) over the ear to help the drops to run into the ear canal.  Keep your ear tilted up for a few…

How to Use-Ear Drops Tilt the affected ear up or lie on your side. Pull the ear backward and upward (or if giving to a child younger than 3 years of age, pull backward and downward) to open the ear canal. Avoid touching the dropper tip against your ear or anything else—the dropper must be kept clean. Place the correct number of drops in your ear. Then gently press on the small skin flap (tragus) over the ear to help the drops to run into the ear canal. Keep your ear tilted up for a few…

How to Use-Eye Ointments/Gels  Holding the tube between your thumb and forefinger, place it as near to your eyelid as possible without touching it.Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.Tilt your head backward slightly.With your index finger, pull the lower eyelid down to form a pocket.  Squeeze a 1/4- to 1/2-inch (0.6- to 1.25-centimeter) ribbon of ointment or gel into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid.  Blink your eye…

How to Use-Eye Ointments/Gels Holding the tube between your thumb and forefinger, place it as near to your eyelid as possible without touching it.Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.Tilt your head backward slightly.With your index finger, pull the lower eyelid down to form a pocket. Squeeze a 1/4- to 1/2-inch (0.6- to 1.25-centimeter) ribbon of ointment or gel into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid. Blink your eye…

How to Use-Eye Drops  While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket (see figure). Hold the dropper (tip down) with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face. While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid. Close your eye for 2 to 3…

How to Use-Eye Drops While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket (see figure). Hold the dropper (tip down) with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face. While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid. Close your eye for 2 to 3…

How to use a nasal drops-  Tilt your head as far back as possible, or lie down on your back on a flat surface (such as a bed) and hang your head over the edge. Place the correct number of drops into your nose. Bend your head forward toward your knees and gently move it left and right.Remain in this position for a few minutes.Place the dropper back in the bottle right away. Do not rinse the dropper. Wash your hands to remove any medication.

How to use a nasal drops- Tilt your head as far back as possible, or lie down on your back on a flat surface (such as a bed) and hang your head over the edge. Place the correct number of drops into your nose. Bend your head forward toward your knees and gently move it left and right.Remain in this position for a few minutes.Place the dropper back in the bottle right away. Do not rinse the dropper. Wash your hands to remove any medication.

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How to use a Metered Dose Inhaler Inhaled respiratory medications are often taken by using a device called a metered dose inhaler, or MDI. The MDI is a pressurized canister of medicine in a plastic holder with a mouthpiece. When it sprays, it gives a reliable, consistent dose of medication.

How to use a Metered Dose Inhaler Inhaled respiratory medications are often taken by using a device called a metered dose inhaler, or MDI. The MDI is a pressurized canister of medicine in a plastic holder with a mouthpiece. When it sprays, it gives a reliable, consistent dose of medication.


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