medication rights

  1. does anyone know if the medication rights pertain only if a nurse is administering a medication or if they also pertain to the nurses discharge instruction teaching?
  2. Visit MONICA1 profile page

    About MONICA1

    Joined: Jan '00; Posts: 1


  3. by   mirn
    My opinion is that the five "rights" of medication administration (if that is what you are referring to) would definitely apply to discharge instructions. Our facility has a policy that requires these instructions to be written longhand, ie: Lasix 40mg. po BID must be written as above AND Lasix, forty milligrams by mouth twice a day, morning and evening.
    Hope this helps.