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Office of Safety, Oversight and Quality

Visual representation of the Six Rights: Person, Medication, Dose, Time, Route and DocumentationThis website contains best practice resources for safe medication administration and is not a substitution for formal training. The information provided is designed to provide: easy access to current information; access to other websites that support safe medication administration best practices; and to augment formal training.

Safe medication administration is not an accident but a well-planned system. This website contains helpful tools and resources to assist with implementing safer medication administration systems and to reduce medication errors.

These tools are designed to be used by all D​HS licensed or certified providers, their staff and all other caregivers that provide services for seniors and people with disabilities. Join us in improving outcomes for clients served through DHS.​

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Don't take this with GrapefruitGeneral Medication Information3/7/2013
Video
Hand HygieneInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster-Spanish
Hand HygieneInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster
Consumer Med SafetyResources3/29/2013
Website
Drug Take-back and Disposal ProgramDisposal3/29/2013
Website
Advancing Pain Management in OregonTraining Materials4/4/2013
Wash Your HandsInfection Control4/4/2013
Poster
Guide to Safe Pain Medication UsePain Management4/4/2013
Drug InteractionsGeneral Medication Information4/4/2013
Error Prone AbbreviationsSix Rights4/4/2013
Confused Drug NamesSix Rights4/4/2013
Use Medicines SafelySix Rights4/4/2013
Brochure
Error Prone AbbreviationsSix Rights4/11/2013
Slides
Week 1 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights4/11/2013
E-Card
Six Rights PosterSix Rights4/22/2013
11 x 17 Detailed
Six Rights PosterSix Rights4/22/2013
11 x 17 Basic
Use with caution when administering to a childChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Avoiding Drug InteractionsGeneral Medication Information4/23/2013
Video
Avoiding Medication MistakesSix Rights4/23/2013
Video
Giving Medicine to ChildrenChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Video - English
Giving Medicine to ChildrenChildren's Corner4/23/2013
Video - Spanish
Avoiding Maalox Mix-upsSix Rights4/23/2013
Video
Use Medicines WiselyGeneral Medication Information4/23/2013
Video
Over-the-Counter Drug Facts LabelVideo4/23/2013
Video
Don't Share Insulin Pens Between PatientsInfection Control4/23/2013
Video
Medications that Cannot be CrushedSix Rights6/13/2013
Week 3 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Week 4 CaregiverSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Week 5 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Antipsychotic Drugs & Dementia CareGeneral Medication Information6/20/2013
Fact Sheet
Week 6 CaregiverSix Rights6/13/2013
E-card
Online Drug InformationResources6/26/2013
Website - look up specific drugs
Week 7 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
Week 8 CaregiverSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
FDA - How to Dispose of Unused MedicationsDisposal7/1/2013
Website
Medication DisposalDisposal7/1/2013
Week 10 CaregiverSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
Week 9 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights6/27/2013
E-card
FDA - Medication Disposal What You Should KnowDisposal7/1/2013
Website
Medications Recommended to be FlushedDisposal7/1/2013
List of Approved Drugs for Flushing
Fingerstick TrainingTraining Materials7/8/2013
Slides developed by Duke University Health Systems
Week 12 CaregiverSix Rights7/22/2013
E-card
Week 11 Administrator/OwnerSix Rights7/12/2013
E-card
Safe Drug DisposalDisposal9/3/2013
EPA Flyer
Safe Needle DisposalDisposal9/3/2013
Week 2 CaregiverSix Rights10/17/2013
Online Pharmacy - Be SafeResources10/24/2013
Video
Safe Medication TrainingTraining Materials8/23/2016
1 - Six Rights and Three ChecksSix Rights8/23/2016
Basic Overview
Correct Use of inhalersMed Warning8/23/2016
Short Article
Medication ALERT - Medication ParametersMed Warning12/20/2019
Short Article
Medication ALERT - PRN MedicationsMed Warning4/18/2017
Short Article
Medication ALERT - Expired MedicationsMed Warning4/18/2017
Short article
Medication ALERT - Sliding ScaleMed Warning12/20/2019
Short Article
ODHS Telehealth for Div 047Miscellaneous1/25/2022
Updated ODHS policy on Telehealth in CBC settings