6 rights of medication administration

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    What is the 6th right of medication?
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    Patient
    Medication
    Route
    Dose
    Time
    Right to refuse?
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    right pt.
    right route
    right med.
    right time
    right dose
    right documentation
    this is what I was taught.
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    We were taught 8 rights...

    Right patient
    Right med
    Right dose
    Right time
    Right route
    Right to know about med
    Right to refuse med
    Right documentation
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    I was taught that the sixth Right is Right patient education.
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    Quote from betsy1963
    What is the 6th right of medication?
    1. Patient
    2. Route
    3. Dose
    4. Time
    5. Medication
    6. Reason
    7. Documentation
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    All of those that have been posted are correct. For my program we were taught that documentation was the 6th, but that various hospitals were adopting various versions
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    Yeah, what nightcrawler said. I think it just depends on your textbook/instructor/facility.
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    Quote from manna
    Yeah, what nightcrawler said. I think it just depends on your textbook/instructor/facility.
    We were also taught an unofficial ninth: Right equipment (meaning the correct type of syringe etc.) But the 8 were the "official" ones.

    Edited to add: Our 8 rights are:

    Right Drug
    Right Dose
    Right Client
    Right Route
    Right Time
    Right Documentation
    Right to refuse
    Right indication
    Last edit by DenaInWyo on Dec 21, '04
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    Quote from klone
    Patient
    Medication
    Route
    Dose
    Time
    Right to refuse?
    The 6 rights are:

    Patient
    Medication
    Route
    Dose
    Time
    Documentation

    Wendy
    Formerly known as FutureLPN
    Last edit by RN_2007 on Dec 21, '04


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