Medication Setup

Auto PRN Follow-Ups

The Today screen provides the option for your staff to document As Needed medication administration. A follow-up service can be created automatically, allowing staff members to document the response of the resident to the medication.

Medication Setup

The Med Setup field will indicate who sets up the medication. If you select "Nurse" in the setup option, the medication will show up on reports like the "Med Setup Sheet Nurse".

ResiDex FDA Med List

ResiDex has an available update for your Global Medication List. The update will add all medications from the FDA medication list to your current list of medications. If you would like this update, please contact us.

Global Generic Medication List

Each medication in ResiDex is associated with a generic medication.  The generic medications control information that is related to any trade medication it is linked to. The generic medications::

  • Determines the "Indications" visible when entering a medication
  • Generates the list of "Usage" and "Side Effects" that print on the last page of most MARS
  • Specifies the "Med Category" (for example: Narcotic, Diuretic, Antibiotic, Controlled, etc.)

As Needed: Report to Nurse

In ResiDex. medications that are given "as needed" or "PRN" can have "report to nurse" instructions.  These instructions will display on some of the as needed medication reports. 

This is only applicable when NOT using EMars.

E-MAR Setup

There are some configuration steps that need to be done PRIOR to implementing the ResiDex E-MAR System. 

Med Disposal Means - Method

Medications can be marked as disposed in Desktop ResiDex and RTasks.  If you need to add a medication disposition means or method, you can accomplish that in Desktop ResiDex to be used whenever medications are disposed.

A user must have ResiDex user role 19 - Meds and Diagnoses to add a new disposition reason.

Med Disposal Reason

Medications can be marked as disposed in Desktop ResiDex and RTasks.  If you need to add medication disposition reasons, you can accomplish that in Desktop ResiDex to be used whenever medications are disposed.

A user must have ResiDex user role 19 - Meds and Diagnoses to add a new disposition reason.

Medication Sets

Medication sets are groups of medications (such as Standing Orders) that can be grouped/customized by the facility to enter for any resident with just a few clicks. A facility can choose to have one or more "Med Sets".  This article explains how to create or edit medication sets.

To manage Medication Sets, a user must have Role 19 - Medications and Diagnoses.

Pilot E-MARs in 1 Community

Turn off E-mars per Community:

  • Login to Desktop ResiDex and go to the Setup Tab
  • Select Campus from the list on the left and select Campus from the Select option list on the right
  • Click on Communities at the bottom of the list
  • When the Community Profile screen opens, select Yes or No from the E-mar? option list

How this Works:

  • Log into Rtasks and select a Role
  • Look for Med Assist or Med Administration Services on the provider list of services

  • Residents at every community will have Med Assist services based on the schedule.
  • If a resident lives in a community where E-mars are turned OFF, a user will document a service.

  • If a resident lives in a community where E-mars are turned ON, a user will document each medication given.