1.3. The seven rights of medication administration.
- Right client;
- Right time – ½ hour before scheduled dose to ½ hour after; if a specific time is stated on the order;
- Right medication;
- Right dose;
- Right route;
- Right documentation;
- 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).