Sometimes the five rights make us look dumb - page 5

Do you REALLY ask every patient to state their name and date of birth before every medication that you administer? I was doing it for a while, and I always prefaced it with "for your safety, can you... Read More

  1. by   Sarah2018
    I scan the medicine and the bracelet. That's all.
  2. by   Accolay
    Five, ten, eighty rights. Check your workplace policy.

    I am really quite satisfied with scanning and don't understand why some colleagues don't have high scanning percentages because it has saved me a number of times i.e orders change while just before giving a med. Once a nursing assistant put the wrong pt bracelet on the wrong pt and it caught it for me.
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Accolay
    Five, ten, eighty rights. Check your workplace policy.

    I am really quite satisfied with scanning and don't understand why some colleagues don't have high scanning percentages because it has saved me a number of times i.e orders change while just before giving a med. Once a nursing assistant put the wrong pt bracelet on the wrong pt and it caught it for me.
    One reason might be that the blankety-blank scanners don't work.
  4. by   sallyrnrrt
    Un fortunately going thru all the "rights" is best practice
    Last edit by sallyrnrrt on Feb 7 : Reason: text
  5. by   sallyrnrrt
    I posted a comment on wron thread, sorry
    Last edit by sallyrnrrt on Feb 7 : Reason: Ooops
  6. by   Knotanoonurse
    How come they don't have a bracelet? What if they run a ay?

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