SEVEN RIGHTS OF ADMINISTERING MEDICATION

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EXAM CRAM: CHAPTER 2

RIGHT CLIENT

IDENTIFICATION OF THE CLIENT MUST BE DONE BY ASKING THE CLIENT TO STATE HIS NAME AND CHECKING THE IDENTIFICATION BAND.

RIGHT ROUTE

THE PHYSICIAN ORDERS THE PRESCRIBED ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION.

RIGHT DRUG

CHECKING BOTH THE GENERIC AND TRADE NAMES WITH THE PHYSICIAN'S ORDERS ENSURES THAT THE RIGHT DRUG IS ADMINISTERED. IF THE CLIENT'S DIAGNOSIS DOES NOT MATCH THE DRUG CATEGORY, THE NURSE SHOULD FURTHER INVESTIGATE THE ORDERED MEDICATION.

RIGHT DOSAGE

THE NURSE IS EXPECTED TO KNOW COMMON DOSAGES FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN.

RIGHT TIME

THE NURSE CAN ADMINISTER THE MEDICATION EITHER 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE ASSIGNED TIME OR 30 MINUTES AFTER.

RIGHT DOCUMENTATION

(FROM THE PATIENT'S BILL OF RIGHTS AND LEGALITY ISSUES IN NURSING) THIS RIGHT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS IN THAT IT MUST BE DONE TO PREVENT DUPLICATING DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT

(FROM THE PATIENT'S BILL OF RIGHTS)

WHAT ARE THE 7 RIGHTS OF MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION?

RIGHT CLIENT
RIGHT MEDICATION
RIGHT DOSAGE
RIGHT ROUTE
RIGHT TIME
RIGHT DOCUMENTATION
RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT

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