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  • Introduction

    You now know the major features and functions of your insulin pump. Like all electronic devices, the insulin pump needs a power supply to work. In this lesson, you will learn how to insert or change the insulin pump battery. You will also follow the steps to the start-up process, and learn about the menus in the STOP mode. Let's go!

    PLEASE NOTE :

    Alkaline batteries: Only use high-quality alkaline LR6 batteries that comply with IEC 60086-1. The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump was successfully tested with a Varta Power One alkaline LR06, AA, 1.5 V battery which complies with IEC 60086-1.

    Lithium batteries: Only use lithium batteries that comply with IEC 60086-4. The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump was successfully tested with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium FR06, AA, 1.5 V battery which complies with IEC 60086-4.

    Rechargeable batteries: In this case, we recommend a Varta Rechargeable Accu Ready to Use NiMH, HR06, AA, 1.2 V battery that complies with IEC 62133 and has a minimum capacity of 2600 mAh.

    Only use a battery charger officially recommended by the battery manufacturer.

    Do not use carbon zinc or nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries.

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  • Goals

    At the end of this lesson, you will know:

    • What type of batteries to use in your insulin pump
    • How and where to insert the insulin pump battery
    • The steps in the insulin pump's start-up process
    • Know which insulin pump functions are available in STOP mode
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  • What type of batteries to use in the pump?

    Your insulin pump requires one AA 1.5 V battery in order to function.

    Alkaline batteries: Only use high-quality alkaline LR6 batteries that comply with IEC 60086-1. The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump was successfully tested with a Varta Power One alkaline LR06, AA, 1.5 V battery which complies with IEC 60086-1.

    Lithium batteries: Only use lithium batteries that comply with IEC 60086-4. The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump was successfully tested with an Energizer Ultimate Lithium FR06, AA, 1.5 V battery which complies with IEC 60086-4.

    Rechargeable batteries: In this case, we recommend a Varta Rechargeable Accu Ready to Use NiMH, HR06, AA, 1.2 V battery that complies with IEC 62133 and has a minimum capacity of 2600 mAh.

    Only use a battery charger officially recommended by the battery manufacturer.

    Do not use carbon zinc or nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries.

    Always use high-quality batteries.

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  • Inserting / changing the battery: step 1

    Use the battery key to turn the battery cover counter-clockwise to remove the remove the battery cover.

    The battery key comes with the insulin pump.

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  • Inserting / changing the battery: step 2

    Insert the battery, negative (-) end first, positive (+) end up, into the battery compartment of the insulin pump.

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  • Inserting / changing the battery: step 3

    Place the cover on the positive (+) end and gently push the battery in, while turning the cover clockwise to fully tighten it.

    The battery compartment has a spring at the bottom, ensure that the battery does not lose contact with the spring as this will cause a “power interrupt” message to occur. Consult your User’s Manual for further information.

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  • Inserting / changing the battery: step 4

    The start-up process begins.

    A few reminder before you insert or change the battery:

    • Make sure the insulin pump is in the STOP mode. You will learn about this later in this lesson
    • Remove or disconnect your infusion set from your body as an extra safety measure.

    You will learn how to do this later in this module.

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  • The start-up process

    The start-up process is an insulin pump self-test. If your insulin pump detects a Warning or Error during the start-up process, it occurs at this point. You will learn more about Warnings and Errors later in this training module. Let's now focus on the start-up process.

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  • The start-up process: step 1

    The screen shows the software version.

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  • The start-up process: step 2

    The screen shows the Accu-Chek logo.

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  • The start-up process: step 3

    The SELF TEST screen appears.

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  • The start-up process: step 4

    The SOUND TEST screen appears and the insulin pump beeps. Listen for the beeps.

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  • The start-up process: step 5

    The VIBRATION TEST screen appears and the pump vibrates. Check the vibrations.

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  • The start-up process: step 6

    The screen goes blank. Check that the screen is completely blank.

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  • The start-up process: step 7

    The screen shows a pattern. Check that the pattern is even.

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  • The start-up process: step 8

    The screen turns black. Check that the screen is completely black.

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  • The start-up process: step 9

    After the self-test, press Icon or Icon on the insulin pump to select the type of battery you inserted. Press Icon to confirm.

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  • The start-up process: step 10

    The end of the start-up process is signaled by a melody and the pump displays the STOP screen. This is the first screen in the pump's STOP mode. Let's now take closer look at the STOP mode.

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  • Stop mode at a glance

    The insulin pump has a STOP mode and a RUN mode. For safety reasons, certain menus like CARTRIDGE CHANGE are only accessible in the STOP mode. We will now review the STOP mode. You will learn about the RUN mode later in this module.

    In the STOP mode, your pump does not deliver insulin.

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  • Stop mode at a glance

    These are the menu screens you see in the insulin pump's STOP mode. The screens with pump icons show the menu options available additionally through the pump menu on the diabetes manager. You will learn more about this later in this module.

    Press the Menu button Icon on the pump to move through the STOP mode menu. If you do not press any keys for 20 seconds, the pump will return to the STOP screen.

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  • Stop mode at a glance

    The STOP warning occurs every minute with two short beeps and a vibration to remind you that no insulin is being delivered. To turn off the warning, press and hold Icon or Icon until the pump plays a melody and/or vibrates.

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  • Quiz

    Which part is the battery key?

  • Quiz

    What happens after you insert a new battery?

  • Quiz

    Can you use rechargeable batteries with the pump?

  • Quiz

    What mode does this screen show?

  • Congratulations!

    You have completed the changing the battery section. It’s time to move to the next lesson.

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