1.3. The seven rights of medication administration.


  1. Right client;
  2. Right time – ½ hour before scheduled dose to ½ hour after; if a specific time is stated on the order;
  3. Right medication;
  4. Right dose;
  5. Right route;
  6. Right documentation;
  7. Right to refuse.

        (Medications that are ordered to be given “am” or “pm” do not have a time requirement set by the prescribing authority; however, the facility may designate a timeframe in their policies and procedures or use “am” and “pm” for medications to be given).