Lance is a simulated finger stick and blood glucose trainer.
This product enables students or patients to have a life-like experience when learning to test blood sugar using a glucose meter and obtaining a reading.
Lance fits over the finger of a standardized patient or manikin.
Lance ships without fluid in the fingers.
Lance ships with a simulated blood kit. This includes 8 ml of simulated blood, and a 5 ml syringe with a 20G industrial needle. The simulated blood will not register on actual blood glucose meters.
Users will be able to lance the fingertip, get a simulated blood sample and proceed in the simulation with either a simulated blood glucose machine (not included), or an instructor-provided simulated blood glucose level.
Question: The SimBlood in the LANCE Fill Kit is giving error readings on my meter.
LANCE is filled with simulated blood not intended to give readings on most machines.
Question: Where can I buy a control solution to fill LANCE MT?
Control solution is available from the manufacturer of your test meter. You will find contact information in the meter user manual or online with that company. In addition, various control solutions are available from online retailers.
Question: My control solution is blue! How do I make my simulation look more realistic?
Following the LANCE MT Filling instructions, fill your syringe with approximately 2mL of the control solution. Also, add a drop of Red Food Coloring before injecting LANCE MT with the control solution. A nice, dark red simulated blood will result. Note that the meter reading will be slightly lower since you’ve diluted the original glucose concentration with the red food colouring. (Be sure to use food colouring without extra sugars in the formulation!!)
Question: How much solution do LANCE and LANCE MT hold?
Approximately 1.5-2.0 ml
Question: Do you have mixing instructions for the Blood Glucose Solution for LANCE?
In conjunction with JC3 Innovations we recommend this formula:
|Distilled Water (ml)||10||10||10||10|
|Fake Blood Gel (ml)||7.5||7.5||7.5||7.5|
|Anticipated Glucose Range (mmol/L)||LOW
Fake Blood Gel must have a thick consistency. The product used for these instructions is Rubies Fake Blood Theatrical. This ingredient prevents leaking from the puncture site. If bleeding from the puncture site is desired, increase the distilled-water-to-blood-gel ratio.
The glucose product should yield approximately 80 calories per 12 fluid ounces. The product used for these instructions is Gatorade G Series sports drink.
After mixing, check glucose with a glucometer. Add glucose product for the desired result. If a precise glucose level is needed for the scenario, the filled LANCE overlay should be tested immediately prior to use. Refill LANCE overlay until the puncture site has a drop of blood.
Question: How many times can I lance LANCE?
LANCE is “Ambidextrous” meaning you can lance it on each side. The number of pricks you accomplish is based partially on the setting on the lancing device, and your tolerance to multiple sites leaking as you milk the finger. Pictured below is a finger that was pierced 10 times on each side.
Question: Lance leaks out of every test site where he has been pricked.
LANCE is made of a polymeric material that does not “reseal” when punctured. It does, however, “reseat” so the reservoir doesn’t usually spill out until you milk the finger for a sample.
Question: What setting should I use on my lancing device?
LANCE can be punctured at the lowest setting on most lancing devices. The lower the setting, the more pricks you can achieve without as much leaking from previous sites.