Medication Administration 3 checks

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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is correct:

    Using the "6 rights"...
    You do the first check when you're taking out the medication from the cabinet.
    You do the second check after you've taken out all the medication from the cabinet and put the drawer back.
    You do the third check at the bedside right before you give the patient the medication.
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    Well we were just doing this is Skills class and our teacher told us you do the first check as you take the meds out, the second check as you pour/measure out the meds, and the third check as you are putting them away.
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    Quote from Kellicyrist
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is correct:

    Using the "6 rights"...
    You do the first check when you're taking out the medication from the cabinet.
    You do the second check after you've taken out all the medication from the cabinet and put the drawer back.
    You do the third check at the bedside right before you give the patient the medication.
    correct.
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    our school is teaching the 7 rights. Apparently they have added another one to the mix (it is in all my nursing books).
    Didn't know if you all ever heard that, buy I thought I'd let you all know.
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    Well?? lol What is it?

    Quote from Carebear77
    our school is teaching the 7 rights. Apparently they have added another one to the mix (it is in all my nursing books).
    Didn't know if you all ever heard that, buy I thought I'd let you all know.
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    yes i'd like to know too!
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    LOL, we now have EIGHT, for goodness' sake. The "right to refuse" by the patient, and the "right to information" which actually we haven't been taught, I just saw it. I assume that's also the patient's right. I don't know why they have to confuse the issue, six is plenty!

    Kelly
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    Quote from kluellen
    LOL, we now have EIGHT, for goodness' sake. The "right to refuse" by the patient, and the "right to information" which actually we haven't been taught, I just saw it. I assume that's also the patient's right. I don't know why they have to confuse the issue, six is plenty!

    Kelly
    wow 8
    Yea, our other one is the patients right to refuse.
    But that is pretty much goes along with laws and the patients right to his/ her care.
    And as nurses, it should be obvious that we are going to provide the patient with the right information.
    I think 6 rights is plenty, the other are just to much, we already know that is part of their rights.
    ohwell, What is one to do
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    Quote from Carebear77
    wow 8
    Yea, our other one is the patients right to refuse.
    But that is pretty much goes along with laws and the patients right to his/ her care.
    And as nurses, it should be obvious that we are going to provide the patient with the right information.
    I think 6 rights is plenty, the other are just to much, we already know that is part of their rights.
    ohwell, What is one to do
    We have 6 rights, but a classmate and I made up 2 more to help us remember...

    Right:
    1. patient
    2. drug
    3. dose
    4. route
    5. time
    6. documentation

    the extras:
    7. expiration date
    8. right REASON

    #8 reminds me to stop and ask, WHY is this patient getting this drug? is it SAFE to give? For example, are there any labs to check, allergies, contraindications to giving it? It helps me alot!
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    Quote from mixy
    We have 6 rights, but a classmate and I made up 2 more to help us remember...

    Right:
    1. patient
    2. drug
    3. dose
    4. route
    5. time
    6. documentation

    the extras:
    7. expiration date
    8. right REASON

    #8 reminds me to stop and ask, WHY is this patient getting this drug? is it SAFE to give? For example, are there any labs to check, allergies, contraindications to giving it? It helps me alot!
    I like how you added the last 2, those are very good.


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