Risks of Not Looking beyond the “Five Rights” to Achieve Medication Safety
March 10, 2023 | Health System Risk Management
The five "rights"—right patient, drug, dose, route, and time—have been held up as the standard for prevention of medication errors. They are emphasized in nursing education and in practice.
When a medication error occurs, the reason cited is often that the caregiver "didn't follow the five rights." The solution is often to reiterate the rights or add more...