Six Rights of Med Admin....HELP!

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    I'm getting ready for my first Pharm test, and it seems as though I saw an acronym somewhere for the "Six Rights of Safe and Accurate Medication Administration".

    Do any of you know a good acronym to remember:

    "The right patient must receive the right drug in the right amount by the right route at the right time, followed by the right documentation."

    Thanks for your help!

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  2. 15 Comments...

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    here is one I just made up:

    6R --> P DART D
    Right Patient
    Right Drug
    Right Amount
    Right Route
    Right Time
    Right Documentation

    Good Luck!!
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    Sorry... No good acronyms.. BUt if you just think about it, it should be fairly easy to remember...

    You need The right PATIENT
    The right DRUG
    The right DOSE
    The right TIME
    The right ROUTE
    The right documentation
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    when did they add the 6th right i just took a med course in august and we were taught five rights??
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    Okay dumb, but I remember it like this

    Dopey - Drug
    People - Person
    Don't - Dosage
    Remember - Route
    Things - Time
    Do they? - Documentation

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    Originally posted by chichesterj
    when did they add the 6th right i just took a med course in august and we were taught five rights??
    I actually learned it as 5 rights to, but it was pretty easy to add the last part to the acronym and it probably is good to remember the documentation as part of it too.

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    I've learned the 6 rights. And ofcourse your going to document on the med's think about it

    Graduate in 51 day's and counting!!
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    Originally posted by ginokid
    I've learned the 6 rights.
    Thought there were 5 too TRAMP

    T right time

    R right route

    A right amount/dose

    M right med

    P right patient

    Guess documentation is the 6th right ??

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    We were taught 7.... I think Right to refuse is the 7th, but I will have to look in my Nsg 1 notes..
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    I was tought 7 rights also. The 7th is right to refuse.
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