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What are the 5 rules for right medication ?

The rule of 5R is the set of instructions to be followed and respected in order to ensure that a medication is administered correctly. It is aimed at all... lire la suite

What are the 5 rules for right medication ?

The rule of 5R is the set of instructions to be followed and respected in order to ensure that a medication is administered correctly. It is aimed at all those involved in drug management.
These 5 essential steps make it possible to drastically reduce the risk of bad medication, responsible for around 10,000 deaths per year.
In this video, we explain to you what are the steps of the 5B rule.
- The Right Patient, verify the identity of the patient during each administration. If the patient's condition allows it, ask him to introduce himself (his name, first name and date of birth) otherwise, other means can be used, such as the identification bracelet.         
- The Right medicine, carefully check the medicine label during the 3 successive checks: at the time of collection, at the time of preparation and before administering it.         
- The Right Dose: check and redo the dosage calculations. It may be good to have it confirmed by another professional. Giving the right dose to patients is more complex than ensuring that the right medication is given. The dose of drug administered is likely to vary during the treatment period.         
- The Right Route: check that the route of administration is appropriate. Do not hesitate to ask for confirmation for certain routes at risk.         
- The Right Time: certain drugs are administered at specific times and frequencies, according to the patient's needs and attempt to reconcile “the right time” with the constraints linked to the treatment.         
 
About 10,000 people die each year from poor medication.