Lancets are designed to ensure comfort and convenience during blood extraction. They offer simplicity and speed, as they are a one-step procedure, and also provide safety for patients and doctors. They also demand less effort by both parties since they do not require arming or activation.
Safety Safety for lancets goes beyond hygiene, sterilization, and disinfection. For starters, they are meant for use by only one patient, ensuring that diseases are not passed among different patients. Furthermore, the needle comes covered in a safe and disinfected cover, and is designed to remain concealed even after use. This ensures pathogens do not encroach on the needle and cut. Make sure to always keep a fresh supply of lancets on hand; even if only being used for the same individual, these medical tools should to be replaced with clean ones to ensure the long-term safety of a patient.
Convenience The design of the lancets eliminates the trouble of manually activating and even arming them. To this end, arming is not necessary and both the patient and doctor need not activate the lancet as it is activated by the pressure of the finger. You can also check your blood glucose level just as fast using automated glucose meters since they only require a drop of blood for analysis.
Comfort The design of the lancets makes it easy and fast to penetrate the skin. Furthermore, their narrow surface ensures the cut is only as big as necessary. This in turn makes the process less painful, and ensures that the healing process is fast as the cut is relatively small. This is especially handy when dealing with kids or patients with phobia of needles.