- Accurately collect specimens for blood glucose monitoring, nasal swabs, and oropharyngeal swabs
- Modify procedure to reflect variations across the life span
- Maintain standard and transmission-based precautions
- Select appropriate equipment
- Explain procedure to patient
- Document actions and observations
- Recognize and report significant deviations from norms
This chapter will describe specimen collection for blood glucose monitoring, nasal swabs, oropharyngeal swabs, sputum, and stool.