6 right in administering meds - page 2
I know I should know this, but I am missing one, can someone help me. I have: "right :patient,time,drug,route and dose" what is the 6th one please?... Read More
Mar 3, '04Quote from chazcaI use:I know I should know this, but I am missing one, can someone help me. I have: "right atient,time,drug,route and dose" what is the 6th one please?
DR. TIM (from Nursing Magazine)
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I would guess that Documentation is the 6th - they keep drilling into us:
"If it wasn't documented - it didn't happen!"
Mar 3, '04Quote from chazcathe sixth one is right documentation--they are called the 5 rights pluse one!!!!! let me know if it works out for you!!!I know I should know this, but I am missing one, can someone help me. I have: "right atient,time,drug,route and dose" what is the 6th one please?
Mar 3, '04We talk of only 5 as well - but this has been very interesting with some very good extras thrown in.
Mar 3, '04Right Patient
Right to refuse (we were taught 7)
Jul 15, '07we were taught documention as well.
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I'm surprised there are so many variations on the 6th (and then some), and as it was pointed out I am glad to see the other good points.
With that having been said, I guess this thread doesn't help the OP that much then
Jul 15, '07The 6th right I learned was right REASON. In other words.. you may not give tylenol ordered for a fever if the pt. has a headache. This is th 6th right my hospital teaches as well. That one is new.. there were only 5 when I started NS 1 1/2 years ago. ;o) Documentation did not pertain to the administration of the med per se (though it is an additional 7th "right" so to speak). The other 6 do.
Jul 16, '07We always say there are 7...right to information and righ to refuse are the last two. It was wicked confusing though but each book/instructor said something different. It was and still is annoying to me. lol
Jul 16, '07when they say " right" they mean correct, as in 6 things you have to make sure are correct when administering meds.The right to refuse is a different kind of right and not some thing you need to check during administration, or at least that's the way I was taught.
Aug 9, '07We were taught that the 6th right is documentation. What helps me remember is making a sentence neumonic, such as "People Really Do Take Drugs Daily."
People = Person
Really = Route
Do = Drug
Take = Time
Drugs = Dose
Daily = Documentation