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five r's? HELP i've forgotten one!


I'm a 19yr nurse who's ashamed to say that after being out of acute care for 7 years that I can't remeber my five R's of medication administration.All I can remeber is right parient, right drug,right dose, right route,and ???? please help. let me know if I have any wrong also. thanks

Right time! It's OK to forget; I do too!

Some say the 6th right is the right to refuse

In my program, we're taught the 7 rights, all above and also right technique and right documentation.

one way me and my study group use to remember the 5 rights are


med dose time patient route

that way there is 2 familiar things we can use, MD for dr. and TPR for vitals, incorporated into something else

Acronynms are like memory links to help retrieve important information under stress. Our militaries use acronynms to assist members to be highly functioning under extremely stressful situations. Nurses work everyday in this environment. Thanks for sharing. I'll be using this acronymn.

We are at 10 rights in my program:

Right Patient

Right Time

Right Medication

Right Dosage

Right Route

Right Documentation

Right to Refuse

Right Patient Education

Right Assessment

Right Evaluation

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