RTasks: Emars

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.

EMar Pill Count

With RTask's  E-mar, users can track pill counts for controlled medications electronically.  This feature allows staff to document pill counts upon receipt from the pharmacy, with nurse med setup or review, with administration, and again as a shift count or discretionary count.  If an incorrect count is entered, staff are alerted so they can review the count history and perform a recount. Maintaining accurate record of controlled medication inventories is clean, simple, and easily-accessed.

Medication Sent Out of Facility

There may be times when a resident is away on leave  from the facility and their medication(s) must be prepared and sent  along. RTasks has a way to specify which medications have been sent and provide a summary report of those medications.  The report can provide guidance to family or the responsible party in the administration of medications during the absence.

Medications on Hold

Medications in RTasks can be placed on a temporary 'hold' status as ordered by the prescriber.  Putting the med on hold will:

  • Flag the medication as 'on hold' in the RTasks current medication screen
  • Remove that med from being administered (though it will be viewed by staff as being 'on hold')
  • Automatically restart the medication as scheduled (If the RESCHEDULE option is used)
  • RTask Login Report option (Meds on Hold) will display those medications placed on an indefinite hold.

RTasks - Managing Sliding Scale Insulin

Effective diabetic management includes monitoring blood glucose values and administering needed medications.  Residents on a sliding scale insulin regimen require tight coordination of meds and services, and good documentation of both.  RTasks offers solutions for meeting these requirements.

RTasks As Needed Med Review

When "as needed" medications are administered, some states require documentation that a licensed nurse has reviewed them.  RTasks E-Mar offers a convenient solution.

The "Review As Needed Medication" option will allow an RN or LPN to mark as reviewed those as-needed medications that were administered.

RTasks Emar Setup and Verification of Meds.

The documentation of medications in EMars can be customized to meet your needs.  One configuration option can turn the charting into a multi-step process.  The configuration option outlined in this document will explain documenting medications using the following process:

  • Clinical/Nursing Staff Pour/Setup Medications
  • Caregivers/Home Health Aides Verify Medications
  • Caregivers/Home Health Aides Document Medications as Administered/Declined
  • Verify Medications (Done by staff before administering)

RTasks Med Disposal

RTasks enables users to mark a medication as "disposed".  This will allow nurses to maintain accurate medication counts, track the disposal of meds that have been refused, and document the destruction of discontinued or expired medications. Disposing of medication in RTasks will not only require the primary user marking the medication as disposed, but also a witness.  The witness will be required to enter their RTasks password before the medication will be disposed.

RTasks Med Entry

If your campus uses Emars and your configurations are set up to allow RTasks Medications you will have the ability to add or edit medications directly from RTasks.  This allows convenient access to update any medication from any device.

The "Medications" option is under the "Residents" tab in RTasks.

RTasks Med Entry with Structured Med Instructions

If your campus uses Emars and your configurations are set up to allow RTasks Medications you will have the ability to add or edit medications directly from RTasks.  This allows convenient access to update any medication from any device.

The "Medications" option is under the "Residents" tab in RTasks.

RTasks Med Management

If your campus uses Emars and your configurations are set up to allow RTasks Medications, you will have the ability to add or edit medications directly from RTasks.  This allows convenient access to update any medication from any device.

The "Medications" option is under the "Residents" tab in RTasks.

RTasks Med Setup/Review

RTasks EMARS will not only allow users to document the administration or declination of scheduled medications and unscheduled medications, but will first allow the nurse or manager to document that medications have been setup or reviewed/verified prior to the administration. With the ResiDex configuration option "Recap Med Setup" (i.e.Verify or Pour)" turned on, you will be able to mark each medication as being set up or reviewed/verified prior to administration by staff.

Using the campus Special Verbiage screen, you can customize what you want this Setup/Review step to be called.  To change the verbiage of this:

  • Log into Desktop ResiDex
  • Go to the Setup Tab
  • Search for Verbiage and select Campus Special Verbiage
  • Find the line that says 'Base Verbiage - Pour' and change it to your specific Verbiage: Pour, Setup, Verify, etc.
  • Close the screen
  • If the Campus Special Verbiage has not yet been activated, you will get a prompt to turn on the verbiage - confirm you want to do this

RTasks Medication Charting History

RTask's EMAR allows users to easily view details about the administration of each medication.  'Medication Charting History' allows nurses, managers (Role 11), and supervisors (Role 13) to review the medication 'recap' for a given resident to:

  • view the dates and times of med administration including the staff who administered
  • view medications that have been refused, declined, or 'missed'
  • add a comment to any med recap, adding additional information as needed