French clinics informed on glucose monitor choice:
This article was originally published in Clinica
How to choose a blood glucose monitor for use in the hospital environment is a subject being tackled at present by the French healthcare products safety agency, AFSSAPS. It has posted a notice on its website alerting healthcare professionals to the factors that should influence their choice, and to possible complications with different types of monitors. These recommendations, it says, should be followed during the tendering process. The agency instructs hospitals to first ensure they have an accurate knowledge of their patient profile and of the services that they offer. They should then make themselves aware of the limitations of each of the devices, details of which are clearly set out in manuals and other notices.