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rights of med

rights of medication administration

rights of medication administration a collection of safety checks that everyone who administers meds to patients must perform to avoid medication errors.
the five rights the right patient, medication, dose, time and route.
right patient MAs should use two patient identifiers to verify that they are about to administer a med to the right patient. then verify that data w the info on the med record or medication administration record. common is full name and DOB.
right medication check label 3 times to verify med, strength & dose. essential every time a person gives a medication. also important to check expiration date. never administer expired medication.
3 times to check to verify labels order first: check label when takin med container from the storage cabinet or drawer. second: when takin the med from the container to prepare to administer. third: when putting the container back in storage or discarding it.
right dose compare dosage on the RX in the pt's med record w the dosage on the med label. if dose does not match what the provider prescribed, MAs must perform the math calculations to administer the right dose or find the medication with the right dose.
right route MAs must compare the route on the RX in the med record w the administration route they are planning to use.
right time
right assesment
right to refuse
right technique MAs must know the correct technique for administering
right documentation
right reason inform patients about why the provider has prescribed the med for them. if the patients is unclear or is unable/willing to give consent, the provider should he notified prior to administration.
right to know
right evaluation evaluate for effects and intervene as appropriate. especially for meds that require observing for a reaction before allowing them to leave. document any adverse effects. after starting a new med as well as how effective the med has been.
Created by: elshalance
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