does anyone know if the medication rights pertain only if a nurse is administering a medication or if they also pertain to the nurses discharge instruction teaching?
Jan 26, '00
My opinion is that the five "rights" of medication administration (if that is what you are referring to) would definitely apply to discharge instructions. Our facility has a policy that requires these instructions to be written longhand, ie: Lasix 40mg. po BID must be written as above AND Lasix, forty milligrams by mouth twice a day, morning and evening.
Hope this helps.