6 Rights of Medication Administration - page 2

What are the 6th right of medication?... Read More

  1. by   dixienurse2be
    we were taught the 5 rights with 6&7 possibleatient, med, time, route, and dose... possibly document and right to refuse
  2. by   MistyLou
    In the Perry & Potter Fundamentals of Nursing book, it teaches that the right "documentation" is the 6th right.
  3. by   Jess-RN in 2006
    we were taught the five rights, and that's whats in our text, Craven's Fundamentals of Nursing....

    Dose
    Route
    Time
    Pt
    Med

    I've never heard of 6 or 8 rights, for that matter....
  4. by   pinkiepie
    at our school they taught the basic five rights with the possible sixth being the right form of medication ie. capsule, liquid, etc.
  5. by   blue eyes
    We were also taught 5 rights, but with 3 checks.

    '5 rights'- patient, drug, dose, time and route.

    '3 checks' - Drug contraindicated, patient allergy and drug interactions.
  6. by   HyperRNRachel
    We have the ten rights at our school (and the list keeps growing)
    Dose
    Route
    Time
    Pt
    Med
    Documentation
    Vitals
    Labs
    Allergies
    To Refuse

    After I explained the "ten rights" as opposed to the "five rights" to a nurse I was helping he decided to throw in a couple of new rights....

    Right on red
    Two wrongs do not make a right
    Two rights do not make a wrong
    Three right turns makes a left. :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  7. by   stbernardclub
    yes...the sixth is DOCUMENTATION !
  8. by   ktsrn
    Right to refuse
  9. by   lil' girl
    1.Right Patient
    2. Right Drug
    3. Right Dose
    4. Right Route
    5. Right Time
    6. Documentation
    and of course Right of Patient to Refuse
  10. by   DutchgirlRN
    Quote from betsy1963
    What is the 6th right of medication?
    We use E-Mar. It is wonderful. We scan the med and scan the armband and walah ! At first it made me really nervous because I was so used to doing the 5 "R"s. After 2+ years of E-Mar all I worry about now is making sure I document all my PRN's and results.
  11. by   Thunderwolf
    How about the patient right to have meds managed BY A NURSE?

    I say this after reading one thread tonight regarding a movement to have CNA/CMA/UAP pass meds without having any nursing judgement, just a brief orientation/training period.

    Yes, I think a patient has A RIGHT to safe med administration.

    What do you think? Should this be a patient right?
  12. by   lil' girl
    Quote from Thunderwolf
    How about the patient right to have meds managed BY A NURSE?

    I say this after reading one thread tonight regarding a movement to have CNA/CMA/UAP pass meds without having any nursing judgement, just a brief orientation/training period.

    Yes, I think a patient has A RIGHT to safe med administration.

    What do you think? Should this be a patient right?
    Sorry all you Cna's out there, but with all the stuff we have to go thru in school about meds, I agree that that the patient has the right to have meds managed by a nurse.
  13. by   MistyLou
    The CNA's in the facilities I've been in aren't allowed to pass meds. I'm surprised they can in other places?!?

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