Meds

Med Entry: As Needed

Entering As Needed or "PRN" Medications into a resident's medication list will allow users to track and document those administrations. As Needed medications can be charted through the EMAR system in RTasks.  They will also appear on numerous paper-based report options, including "Resident Current Medications," "As Needed Med Admin (incl. Response)," "As Needed Pain Med (incl. Response)," and many more.

Edit Med (Discontinue/Restart)

If a change in medication dosage, strength, frequency, or days is needed, you can easily make the necessary changes in ResiDex using the "Discontinue and Restart" button.  This entry option not only saves time, it also keeps a concise and accurate history of each medication.  

Note: This option is done if the medication is CHANGING.  You do NOT need to use this option if the medication is being discontinued completely.  If a medication is being discontinued completely, please see our instructions on how to Discontinue Medications.

Med Entry: Complex

Some medications have dosages that vary day-to-day. In ResiDex, we call these "Complex Medications." A few examples of complex medications would include:

  • A medication given at varying dosages on certain days and a different dose on other days
  • A medication given a certain dosages on a rotating basis (every 2, 3, 4, etc. days)
  • A medication that is given at a specified dosage schedule and also the same or different dose "as needed"

For all of these examples, the medication will be entered twice into the Resident Medication screen.

Discontinue Medication

If a medication is to be discontinued, you can easily record that change in ResiDex. ResiDex will handle not only entering the end DATE of the medication, but also the end TIME.  

Why is this useful?

If a medication is given two or more times a day, the end time for the medication will allow you to specify which med times will be administered before being discontinued on the last day.

Med Entry: Monthly

Medications, at times, are ordered to be given monthly on a specified day of the month.  Residex med entry can accommodate this requirement.

RTasks: E-Mar

Medication Recap is a way to electronically document medications.  You can  document

  • Who received the medication
  • When the medications were given
  • Who administered the medication
  • Whether medications were administered or skipped/declined (and the reason)
  • Optional notes about any or all medication
  • Medication counts of controlled medications
  • Unscheduled medications that were given, including date/time and reason.

Reordering Meds in Desktop Residex

ResiDex offers the ability to enter and track medications to be reordered and generate a medication reorder form that can easily be faxed to the pharmacy. The medications are grouped by pharmacy and then by resident.