E-MAR: E-Charting Medications

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.

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.

Controlled Med Administration

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).

Medications 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.

Charting PRN Medications

When  documenting medications in RTasks, users have the ability to document both scheduled and unscheduled medications.  There are several configuration options in Desktop ResiDex that will provide opportunities to not only record the medication that was given, but also the resident response to that medication.