How many nursing rights?

  1. I heard there are 8 rights now.
    Right Patient
    Right Drug
    Right Dosage
    Right Time
    Right Route
    Right to Refuse
    Right Documentation
    Right Reason

    When I started the program three weeks ago, I was told 6 rights, then 7 and now 8.
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  3. by   nanay

    5 Traditional rights:

    right client
    right drug
    right dose
    right time
    right route

    5 additional rights essential for professional nursing practice:

    right documentation
    right assessment
    client's right to education
    right evaluation
    client's right to refuse

    +1 - The right approach

  4. by   Daytonite
    There are also five rights of delegation. Or, are you just referring to the rights of medication administration?
  5. by   sugar plum fairy
    in my school, we follow the 5+5 rights, which is just what nanay posted.
  6. by   EricJRN
    I've also heard right labs and right vitals. I think it just depends on who you ask.
  7. by   NaomieRN
    Daytonite, Yes right for medication administration.
  8. by   suni
    5 rights of delegation please.
  9. by   Daytonite
    The five rights of delegation are:
    1. right task for a specific patient
    2. right circumstances
    3. right person for the job
    4. right communication of the task to be done
    5. right supervision, monitoring, evaluating, and intervention, as needed
  10. by   bethem
    With drugs, what about right reaction? I use it to remind myself to check for allergies, something that isn't specifically covered in the traditional 5 Rs. You could argue that it is covered under 'right drug' but I like to have the extra prod.