Today Screen - EMAR

Introduction to 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.

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.

Controlled Med Counting

With RTask's  E-mar, users can track counts for controlled medications electronically both at the point of medication administration, and any time on-demand (typically during shift changes).

Meds Sent Out of Facility

Residents may take leaves of absence from the facility; RTasks' feature 'Meds Sent Out of Facility' allows users to specify which medications have been sent with the resident and  provides a summary report of those medications  that can be provided to the responsible party.  In addition, the nurse can review and mark as reviewed those medications sent with the resident.

Nurse 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

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

E-MAR Med Setup & Verification

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)