Is it "5 rights" or "6 rights"? - page 3

Hi. From browsing on here I've noticed you all speak of the "5 rights". I have been trying to review for school this fall in between studying for finals. My med book says "6 rights". Did they add... Read More

  1. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    Depending on your source, you can hit even 11 rights. I wish I could remember where I saw 11. I did see 11 once...and that's where it got into documentation, education, response, etc.

    My textbook had 10, thought it emphasized the first basic 5.

    I figure as long as I cover the right patient, medication, dose, route, time and to refuse are covered (the basic 5 plus the often forgotten right of patient refusal), it's all good.

    Education and documentation are often 2nd nature already. While response is important to note, I can't always control that--they could be one of the few who have a paradoxical response (e.g., the person who takes Benadryl and instead of falling asleep is ready to run laps.).
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  3. Visit  buytheshoes11 profile page
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    In school I was taught about the standard five, but where I work now we include "documentation" as well. It varies depending on your school/teachers and your work place. But always remember to check yourself before giving meds!
  4. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from CBLNurse2Be
    Hi. From browsing on here I've noticed you all speak of the "5 rights". I have been trying to review for school this fall in between studying for finals. My med book says "6 rights". Did they add one? I believe they are:Right drugRight doseRight routeRight patientRight timeRight documentation Please tell me If I messed that up. I'm just now starting to learn all of that, and i'd rather know if I am wrong. I've only looked at it a couple of time, so it could very well be flawed.
    They like to add on to them. My hospital has SEVEN rights (right concentration I think on ours?). At some point it will stop being a helpful quick reminder list and become a textbook of thousands of rights. Right nurse, right time of year, right astrological reading prior to administration, right mood during administration.....
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  5. Visit  ashoubre profile page
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    My school teaches the 6 rights you've mentioned above!
  6. Visit  CrimsonAlchemist profile page
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    We also learned "Right Reason"
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  7. Visit  BloomNurseRN profile page
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    My textbooks also included the "5 rights" and THEN included that many facilities do 7 or 8 rights, which would be the documentation, along with reason (the rationale behind the medication) and response to the medication. As long as you know the 5 rights for sure, then you have your basics.

    Always know you're going to have to document and it never hurts to know why the patient is receiving that particular medication and of course to know how they react - because you're probably going to have to document that too!

    Sounds like you're got the basics and your facility will let you know where else you need to focus.
  8. Visit  Nolli profile page
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    When I originally learned (medic school) it was just 5. Depends on the professor (if yours uses X number of rights go with X and so on) but for us the the 6th added one is documentation.
  9. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    i always liked "right reason/indication" because the nurse is responsible for seeing that the medical plan of care is appropriate and this is where the rubber meets the road.
  10. Visit  CBLNurse2Be profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea
    I always liked "right reason/indication" because the nurse is responsible for seeing that the medical plan of care is appropriate and this is where the rubber meets the road.
    I like that, and it makes perfect sense. I wouldn't want to give anything without knowing the "why" and the "how" behind it.
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  11. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    It's whatever that particular instructor says it is. Do what you have to do to pass the class, then you'll find that the next semester will find a different instructor with a different "rule"!
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