Medication Administration 3 checks - page 2
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... Read More
Sep 22, '10Occupation: Operating Room From: US ; Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 316; Likes: 175Quote from midcomI know this thread is like 3 years old, but I like that^^ I will find that very easy to remember.As far as the 3 med checks- we learned it this way & it's easy to remember-
Pick it- when you take it out of the cart
Pop it- when you remove the med from the container (bottle or individual packetes)
Put it away- when you put the container back.
Sep 23, '10Occupation: CNA From: US ; Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 388; Likes: 609Quote from KellicyristSounds about right. You get so used to doing 3 checks it will become second nature.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.
I realized after the fact I did three checks last night when I put a quart of oil in my car. One at the shelf, one at the register, then one right before I administered it.
It cracked me up, as I opened the container and was about to pour the oil, something said, "Do your third check."
Nov 6, '11Occupation: Full-time mom/student From: US ; Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 187; Likes: 72we have learned 9 rights.. but according to a few different websites, including one that was nih, there are TEN!!!!
Nov 6, '11Occupation: Full-time mom/student From: US ; Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 187; Likes: 72yes, these are the ones we learned + right to refuse..
nih says right assessment is the 10th one.. assuming they mean, check for apical pulse, o2 sat, etc.
Quote from bahaa19798 rights of medication administration!!!
the nursing 2012 . (2012). lippincott williams & wilkins: philadelphia, pennsylvania recommended to check:
1. right patient
2. right medication
3. right dose
4. right route
5. right time
6. right reason
7. right response
8. right documentation
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Nov 6, '11From: US ; Joined: Sep '11; Posts: 37; Likes: 18Quote from mixyrn[font="georgia"]i really like the two that you added!! i am going to have to remember those two when i start my program in january!we have 6 rights, but a classmate and i made up 2 more to help us remember...
the extras: awesome!!
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!
Dec 3, '11Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 140; Likes: 48Right PatientVerifies two forms of identificationRight DoseCalculates correctlyRight Time
Administered per facility policy (i.e. 1 hour before or 1 hour after)Right RouteChooses correct needle size, syringe. Administers via correct route.Right MedicationChooses the appropriate bottle or vial.Right DocumentationCharts correctly on the provided MARSafe AdministrationCompletes three safety checks prior to medication administration.Safe AdministrationNo contamination of needle, pill, liquid. Uses alcohol wipes where appropriate. Flushes IV when appropriate.Safe AdministrationDemonstrates hand washing and donning gloves where appropriate.Disposes of waste in waste basket or sharps container. NO recapping of the dirty needle.Safe AdministrationIncluding medication use, classification, common side effects, toxic effects, allergic reactions, and any essential nursing judgments (i.e. Heart rate prior to giving)
Dec 3, '11Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 140; Likes: 48check doctor's order and MAR, check patient id, check medicine to confirm it to order.
Dec 3, '11Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 0; Likes: 384[font="comic sans ms"]"right indication," your #8, has been on the list for a long time. nurses are held responsible for knowing if the medical plan of care is correct-- "following physician orders" is no longer an acceptable defense for a nursing error.