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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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The lancet (referring to needle surrounded / covered by the sterility cap) of the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device is sterilised in a process called gamma irradiation which meets the international standards.

The device should be disposed in accordance with you facility’s disposable procedures.

With children younger than 1 year of age, the capillary blood must be obtained from the heel. Obtaining blood must occur from the lateral areas of the sole.

The puncture must occur vertically to the sole. While obtaining blood, the child should be held with its foot vertically facing the floor. A site which has already been punctured must not be punctured a second time.

To improve blood flow at the heel before obtaining blood, you can carefully warm the heel, for example by wrapping it in a warm, moist cloth of a maximum 42 °C.

The heel must be disinfected and then dried completely.

To obtain capillary blood from the heel of children under 1 year, use only the low or medium penetration depth. If the high penetration depth is used, the calcaneus (heel bone) is at risk of being injured.

Yes.

No. The lancing device is designed and engineered for one-time use.

No. The Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device is not designed and intended to be used on alternative sites.

Medium depth setting

  • Low depth (1.3mm): Suitable for soft, thin and delicate skin or use on average skin to obtain a smaller drop of blood
  • Medium depth (1.8mm): Suitable for normal skin or if a medium blood volume is required.
  • High depth (2.3mm): Suitable for calloused skin, to obtain a blood sample without pressing and squeezing, if a high blood sample is required or for multi-test situations.

Different depth settings are required to accommodate different patients’ skin types. You do not require different single-use lancing devices with different penetration depths. This will save you time, costs and the need to stock a variety of lancing devices.

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Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus

Item Description

Multiple safety features combined with customised settings make the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device especially advantageous. This single-use lancing device supports patient safety and ease of use. It also complies with the safety requirements demanded by health authorities, legislators, and health institutions.

LANCING

In 3 milliseconds

DEPTH

1.3, 1.8 and 2.3 mm

DISPOSAL

Entire device is for single-use only. Disposal of used single-use lancing devices always in accordance with the local / facility’s disposal procedures

INTENDED USE

Single-use, obtaining capillary blood from the fingertip or, if the patient is a child under 1 year, from the heel.

Additional Specifications
Use :

Single-use only

Adjustable depth setting:

Yes

Penetration depths:

Low (short marking) – 1.3 mm
Medium (middle marking) – 1.8 mm
High (long marking) – 2.3 mm

Special needle cut:

3-facet cut

Siliconized needle :

Yes

Needle diameter:

0.63 mm (23 G)

Automatic retraction of needle:

Yes

Single-use only:

Yes

Recognition of used device :

Yes

How to use the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device

  1. Remove the sterile cap
    • Twist off the purple sterile cap.
    • Do not use the device if the purple sterile cap has been previously removed, as sterility may be compromised.
    • A built-in safety mechanism ensures that the lancing device can only be used once to prevent accidental needle stick injury¹

  1. Select penetration depth
    • The Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device offers 3 adjustable depth settings for different sample sizes and skin types
    • Select the desired penetration depth only after removing the sterile cap and choose the depth you require by turning the depth adjuster *
    • Depth settings: Low (1.3 mm); Medium (1.8 mm); High (2.3 mm)
  1. Obtain blood
    • Press the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device firmly against the puncture site
    • Push and release button down
    • Collect blood
Use only as directed. Consult your healthcare professional for advice. The Accu-Chek lancing devices are for single patient use only. The same device must not be used on multiple patients.
*Please check your local guideline for penetration depth settings.
Reference: 1. Data on file