Medication administration seems so simple; however, it is an intricate task on hand no matter if you are a health care provider, medication aide, caregiver or family member. Forbes Magazine reported in 2013, that medication errors happen all the time, an estimated one million each year, contributing to 7,000 deaths. In effort to prevent medication errors from happening, Renaissance would like to share health and safety tips with you. Feel free to review this section at anytime for monthly tips.
Avoid memorization and use your resources when administering medications such as memory aids and checklists. Post the 5 Rights of Medication Administration in your pre-designated medication administration area, so it can be easily viewed by all employee/caregivers.
5 RIGHTS OF MEDICATION ADMINSTRATION
1. Right Person
2. Right Drug
3. Right Dose
4. Right Time
5. Right Route
*** REMEMBER...if any of these rights are broken, it is a medication error ***