Resident Clinical Information

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

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.

Referrals & Appointments

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"

Resident Notes

Resident notes allow users to document narrative notes about the resident. If you have the ResiDex user role "5 - Resident Notes" along with RTasks access, you will be able to add Resident Notes.