Thursday December 15, 2005
It is important that we continue to vibrate "Five Rights" message down the line to house staff and other staff involved in Critical Care to minimize medication errors.
1. Right Patient.
2. Right Drug.
3. Right Time.
4. Right Dose.
5. Right Route.
(Also mentioned somewhere addendum with 6. Right Documentation 7. Right Indication 8. Right to Refuse).
But read this interesting constructive critique from Matthew Grissing RPh, a medication safety analyst with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices to understand what else need to be done beside "Five Rights". - Reference: P & T Vol. 27 No. 10, October 2000.