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The nine rights of medication administration: an overview.
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PMID:  20335899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nurses are responsible for ensuring safety and quality of patient care at all times. Many nursing tasks involve a degree of risk, and medication administration arguably carries the greatest risk. Unfortunately, patients are frequently harmed or injured by medication errors. Some suffer permanent disability and for others the errors are fatal. Nurses have traditionally followed the five rights of medication administration (patient, drug, route, time, dose) to help prevent errors, and more recently, the seven rights (including documentation and reason). This article identifies nine rights of medication administration.
Malcolm Elliott; Yisi Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0966-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Mar 11-24
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-25     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9212059     Medline TA:  Br J Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-5     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Drug Administration Schedule
Drug Monitoring / nursing
Drug Prescriptions / nursing
Drug Therapy / nursing*
Medication Errors / nursing,  prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Records
Patient Identification Systems
Patient Rights*
Patient Selection
Safety Management / organization & administration*

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