Five Rights of Medication Administration

Right Person

~Be sure you have the right person before administering medication
~Ask the student to state their full name

Right Medication

~Check the bottle's label against the physician's authorization
~Be sure they match

Right Dose

~Double check the amount of medication before administering
~Be sure the amount to be given is clearly understood

Right Time

~Medication is to be given in substantial compliance with the physician's request
~ Within one half hour before or after the scheduled time

Right Route

~Designated school staff are authorized to administer oral medication only
~Do not administer ear, eye, nose drops, topical medication, or injected medication