6 right in administering meds

  1. 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?
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  3. by   chazca
    I meant right patient. Sorry
  4. by   EchoOfThoughts
    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?
    Documentation
  5. by   RNPATL
    Actually it is the patient's right to refuse.
  6. by   a_crftyldy
    We were taught that there are ten rights, five basic one's and then five additional rights. They are as follows:

    The Basic Five
    1) Right patient
    2) Right dose
    3) Right route
    4) Right time
    5) Right drug

    The Additional Five
    6) Right assessment
    7) Right education
    8) Right documentation
    9) Right evaluation
    10) Right to refuse
  7. by   Jennerizer
    Our 6th right is to educate the patient. We were taught "MEDCRT" (med cart)

    M = right med
    E = educate the client
    D = right dose
    C = right client
    R = right route
    T = right time
  8. by   francine79
    Obviously the "Rights" depend on where you went to school. I was taught:

    Right Patient
    Right Dose
    Right Route
    Right time
    Right medication
    Right documentation
  9. by   ibmissy
    My teacher also taught the 6th one as "Right to refuse".
  10. by   Tweety
    There were only five when I went to nursing school. Thanks for the additional education.
  11. by   Ortho_RN
    Quote from Jennerizer
    Our 6th right is to educate the patient. We were taught "MEDCRT" (med cart)

    M = right med
    E = educate the client
    D = right dose
    C = right client
    R = right route
    T = right time

    We learned those above, and the right to refuse making 7.
  12. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Yeah, we were taught (just last year) that there were "five rights" as well.

    Thanks for this thread!!!

    :hatparty:
  13. by   Ruylupez
    We were only taught 5 rights:

    Right Patient
    Right Medication
    Right Dosage
    Right Route
    Right Time
  14. by   cookie78
    We were taught 6 also and the 6th is documentation

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