6 rights of medication administration

  1. What is the 6th right of medication?
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  2. 41 Comments

  3. by   klone
    Patient
    Medication
    Route
    Dose
    Time
    Right to refuse?
  4. by   kimhaw
    right pt.
    right route
    right med.
    right time
    right dose
    right documentation
    this is what I was taught.
  5. by   shel_wny
    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
  6. by   wonderbee
    I was taught that the sixth Right is Right patient education.
  7. by   snwflknurse
    Quote from betsy1963
    What is the 6th right of medication?
    1. Patient
    2. Route
    3. Dose
    4. Time
    5. Medication
    6. Reason
    7. Documentation
  8. by   Nightcrawler
    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
  9. by   manna
    Yeah, what nightcrawler said. I think it just depends on your textbook/instructor/facility.
  10. by   DenaInWyo
    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
  11. by   RN_2007
    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
  12. by   AdobeRN
    "PM TuRD and follow with paper" Right Patient, Right Med, Right Time, Right Route, Right Dose and then document.
  13. by   dave1117
    The right to take one for us...

    You know...

    1 for you...
    1 for me...

  14. by   shel_wny
    Quote from JamieB
    "PM TuRD and follow with paper" Right Patient, Right Med, Right Time, Right Route, Right Dose and then document.
    Cute way to remember them!
    Thanks!

    Shel

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