5 Rights Of Medication Administration

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5 Rights Of Medication Administration

  1. 1. 5 rights of medication administration MPS 102
  2. 2. 5 rights <ul><li>Client </li></ul><ul><li>Time (+ when last given) </li></ul><ul><li>Drug </li></ul><ul><li>Dose </li></ul><ul><li>Route </li></ul>
  3. 3. Client <ul><li>Ask woman </li></ul><ul><li>Name and DOB </li></ul><ul><li>Check armband </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NHI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check medication order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NHI </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Time <ul><li>Ask woman has she had it before and when last given </li></ul><ul><li>Check medication order when to be given </li></ul><ul><li>Has it already been given and when </li></ul>
  5. 5. Drug <ul><li>Ask woman has she had this drug before? </li></ul><ul><li>Has it adversely affected her? </li></ul><ul><li>Does she know why she is to have this drug? </li></ul><ul><li>Is she happy to have this drug now? </li></ul><ul><li>Check name of drug on chart and on container </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you are familiar with this drug, expected effect and any adverse affects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look it up in Mimms or another resource </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Dose <ul><li>Check the dose required </li></ul><ul><li>Does this match with recommended dose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are unsure check and do not administer until you are sure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check dose available </li></ul><ul><li>If necessary perform drug calculation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>make sure you are administering the correct volume of liquid or number of tablets or capsules </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Route <ul><li>Check route in medication order </li></ul><ul><li>Is this route acceptable to the woman? </li></ul><ul><li>Does this route comply with the recommendations in the literature? </li></ul><ul><li>If not check with prescriber and do not administer until you are sure this is OK </li></ul><ul><li>Is this route available, e.g.IV </li></ul>
  8. 8. Check 5 rights three times <ul><li>When you first check the chart to see what is ordered </li></ul><ul><li>When you get the medication, check with another midwife or health professional </li></ul><ul><li>Before you administer the medication at the woman’s side </li></ul>

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