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The Virtual Nurse

Medication Administration

Med Errors: hmmmmmm, scary huh? But it is a fact of life. Medication errors happen every day. I wish there was a magic formula that would make medication administration faultless but I am afraid there isn't. We all need to remember that we, as humans, make mistakes. It, a lot of times, it is the system that needs revamping. I know it sounds like a copout but it is true.

Do you remember the 'Five Rights'?
When administering medications, it is imperitive that we remember the 'Five Rights'. 1) right drug, 2) right dose, 3) right patient, 4) right time, and 5)the right route.