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  1. There have traditionally been 5 right to medication administration. Someone today told me there are now 6 rights but they don't seem to klnow what the new one is. Is this true? and if so what is the new right?
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  3. by   jdomep
    We learned 8 and the hospital has them posted at the PYXIS

    Right Med
    Right Pt
    Right time
    Right dose
    Right route
    Right to refuse
    Right to know
    Right documentation
    Last edit by jdomep on Nov 30, '02
  4. by   Sleepyeyes
    pt, med, time, dose, route, documentation?
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    We were taught 7...

    the original 5

    Right Med
    Right Time
    Right Route
    Right Dose
    Right Patient

    and the two new ones

    Right to know
    Right to refuse...
  6. by   kimmicoobug
    right documentation is the last. I was originally taught 5 too, then the following year in school, they sprung the 6th one on us.
  7. by   Ortho_RN
    Obviously each school teaches different things.. But it was in a text book about the 7rights, so maybe there are 8...
  8. by   emily_mom
    We also have seven now.

    Kristy
  9. by   CCU NRS
    Thanks

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