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

  1. by   justjenny
    Quote from chazca
    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?
    I use:
    DR. TIM (from Nursing Magazine)

    Right:
    D ose
    R oute
    .
    T ime
    I ndividual (patient)
    M edication

    I would guess that Documentation is the 6th - they keep drilling into us:
    "If it wasn't documented - it didn't happen!"

    Jenny
  2. by   Brita01
    We also learned documentation as the 6th.
  3. by   sierra123
    Quote from chazca
    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?
    the sixth one is right documentation--they are called the 5 rights pluse one!!!!! let me know if it works out for you!!!
  4. by   JenRN_2B
    We were taught five rights, and I use "triple D, CRT"

    Drug
    Dose
    Date
    Client
    Route
    Time
  5. by   gwenith
    We talk of only 5 as well - but this has been very interesting with some very good extras thrown in.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Right Patient
    Right Dose
    Right Route
    Right time
    Right medication
    Right documentation
    Right to refuse (we were taught 7)
  7. by   Cosper123
    we were taught documention as well.

    Can My Dog Reach The Door

    Right client
    Right medication
    Right dose
    Right route
    Right time
    Right documentation


    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
  8. by   JoniL&DRN
    The 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.
  9. by   StudentNurseAbby
    We 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
  10. by   Diary/Dairy
    INteresting thread - I always like the review!
  11. by   CT Pixie
    We were just taught the traditional 5 and then given an added one..right Documentation
  12. by   loriangel14
    when 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.
  13. by   bluelace
    We 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

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