The 10 Rights of Drug Administration

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Drug-Administration

The following are the 10 Rights of Drug Administration:

  1. Right Drug. Check if it’s the right name and form.
  2. Right Patient . Ask the name of the client before giving the medication.
  3. Right Dose. Check the medication sheet and the doctor’s order before medicating.
  4. Right Route. Check the order if it’s oral, IV, SQ, IM, etc..
  5. Right Time and Frequency. Check the order for when it would be given and when was the last time it was given.
  6. Right Documentation. Make sure to right the time and any remarks on the chart correctly.
  7. Right History and Assessment. Secure a copy of the client’s history to drug interactions and allergies.
  8. Drug approach and Right to Refuse. Give the client enough autonomy to refuse to the medication after thoroughly explaining the effects.
  9. Right Drug-Drug Interaction and Evaluation. Review any medications previously given or the diet of the patient that can yield a bad interaction to the drug to be given.
  10. Right Education and Information. Provide enough knowledge to the patient of what drug he/she would be taking and what are the expected therapeutic and side effects.

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