RTasks Nursing

RTasks: Chore Notes Required

If you would like to require a staff member to enter a note when documenting a chore, you can turn the configuration option on (if it is not already) and specify which chores require notes.  This would be very handy if a chore is to "Check refrigerator temperature" and you want staff to be prompted to record the temperature.

RTasks: Enter an Assessment

If you have done the Assessment Setup in Desktop ResiDex, have User Role - 32 "CliniDex Nurse", and are a RTasks user, you can easily enter both clinical and non-clinical assessments from RTasks.  Note: Non-clinical assessments (leisure, dietary, and Bio/History) can be configured in desktop Residex to allow unlicensed staff to perform these.

RTasks - Add New Resident

You can add a new resident/consumer directly from RTasks. This allows nurses and ResiDex administrators (users with role 11 and/or 13) to add a new resident using the mobility of RTasks.

RTasks Only Note Feature

RTasks allows limiting the type of notes seen or entered by staff based on role or provider type. This was developed so clinical and administrative staff can enter and view certain notes but other staff cannot. This feature is setup in Desktop ResiDex but only available when entering/viewing notes in RTasks.

RTasks Review Assessment Details

 There are occasions users may wish to update an Assessment for a Resident without entering an entirely new assessment occurrence.  ClinDex allows the user to review or update an assessment at any time using the "Review Assessment Details" option.  

RTasks: MD Orders

MD Orders is a tool in Desktop ResiDex or RTasks that allows the nurse or supervisor to create a comprehensive document (detailing a given resident's meds, diagnoses, services, code status, allergies, etc...) that can be provided to the physician or prescriber to review and sign or 'certify' the orders for that resident for a specified period of time.  This may be required annually in some states, but might also be considered a 'best practice' after a resident is hospitalized, to communicate with the physician and ensure both facility and physician are in agreement on current resident status and plan of care.

This document will outline creating and printing an MD Order from within RTasks.

RTasks: Referrals

Referrals are forms that can be sent along with an individual for a scheduled appointment or unplanned trip to the hospital.  You can customize your Referral Types and text that appears on the form. For instructions on this, please view our document on Referral Types and Formatting Options document. 

To create and view referrals in RTasks, a staff person will need ResiDex user role "1 - ResiDex Data Entry".

RTasks: Referrals with Appointment Reminder

Tracking resident appointments and creating an effective system of managing referrals is an important part of resident care.  Referral Appointments can be managed in either RTasks or Desktop ResiDex  and allow users to:

  • enter all upcoming appointments (even months ahead) and be able to view and manage these, create calendars and appointment reports
  • set up notifications which will show upcoming appointments
  • create referral forms that include all details about the appointment 
  • notify staff via RTask login reports of appointments that day, AND
  • assign specific staff to assist the resident in preparing for the appointment (this appears as a service in their "to do" list that day).
  • print the referral and/or vital signs to be sent with the resident and mark the service "complete"
  • add notes  to completed appointments--  summary of the appointment and  action items for coordination of care
  • mark as reviewed the referral appointment, conveying that the referral was completely addressed.

The Referrals forms can be customized (both the Referral Types and formatted text). 

To create and view referrals in RTasks, a staff person will need ResiDex user role 1 - "ResiDex Data Entry" or Role 8, "Referrals". To create the appointment reminder, the campus configuration option: Enable Referral Appointments must be set to "Yes"

RTasks: Resident Bio/History

The Bio/History assessment offers users an opportunity to enter resident biographical data and personal preferences and share that with caregivers.  Information in the Bio/History assessment is entered in a similar fashion to other Residex assessments.  Once a bio/history assessment is marked complete, it can be either printed out and provided to staff, or sent electronically via RTasks to caregivers to review/acknowledge, and reference as needed to provide high quality, individualized care.  Bio/History is an assessment type that can be delegated to RTask users who do not have clinical roles assigned.  

RTasks: Resident Diagnoses

The RTasks Resident option allows a user with ResiDex user role "1 - ResiDex Data Entry" to add or edit diagnoses for a resident.  With this role, a user can:

  • Add a new diagnosis
  • Remove a diagnosis
  • Change the "primary" diagnosis

RTasks: Residents

The RTasks Resident option allows visibility to current or former residents. In addition to allowing all staff to view information, it also allows staff with the provider type RN or LPN or users with role 11 - Manager or 13 - Supervisor to:

  • Update information such as demographic information
  • Change a client status (active, hold, or discharged)
  • Add or update the resident bulletin

RTasks: Residents Contacts

The RTasks Resident option allows a user with ResiDex user role "1 - ResiDex Data Entry" to add or edit contacts for a resident.  With this role, a user can:

  • Add a new contact
  • Edit contact information
  • Change the sort order of the contacts, identifying one as "primary"

RTasks: Residents Service Plans

The RTasks Resident option allows a user with ResiDex user role "2 - ResiDex Service Plans" to edit services for a resident.  With this role a user can:

  • View services
  • Add a new service
  • Discontinue a service
  • Modify a current service