Medication Management

RTasks Med Entry

RTasks offers RTasks-users with Role 3 an easy way to manage resident medications - entry, editing and scheduling.  

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.

Pharmacy Connect

Residex Software's Pharmacy Connect essentially integrates your facility EMAR with the resident pharmacy.  This can ensure medication lists are synchronized with the pharmacy.

Pharmacy Connect offers the ability for nurses to manually enter medications (or edits to medications) from the med entry screen and then review and Merge the pharmacy's order with their own.  Alternatively, the nurse may wish to avoid the manual entry of that medication and simply import the medication  as presented by the pharmacy.

When Pharmacy staff enter medication orders and 'push' those out electronically to the facility nurse in RTasks,  the nurse can choose to accept the new order, merge with an existing order, or reject the import.  This article will review how the Pharmacy Connect import is managed in 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.

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.

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.

Reordering Medications

Reordering of medications may be managed through pharmacy auto-fill arrangements;  if this is not in use, users can reorder medications in RTasks and fax the appropriate list to each of the Pharmacies involved.

Medication and Service 'Schedule' View

When rescheduling or reassigning a med pass or a group of services, using the Schedule option will make your life easier!