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.

Add a New Med in RTasks:

  • The Current Medications by default will be displayed
  • Click the "Add a New Medication" option

  • Select or enter the information in each field

  1. Start typing the med name - med suggestions will appear. Click on the
  2. medication when it appears or continue typing to add a new medication to the list
  3. Enter the strength to be given
  4. Select the route from the option list
  5. Toggle between Scheduled or PRN (Selecting PRN will display different options on the med entry screen)
  6. Enter indications or click the "Diagnoses" option to select an item related to this medication
  7. Enter the date this medication will be first administered (the current date will default)
  8. Enter the start time (rtasks will by default enter the current time rounded to the next hour).  The med will be given at the next administration time AFTER this start time
  9. Enter the stop date (Optional)
  10. Enter the stop time (Optional) if no time is filled it the medication will be ended at 11:59 PM on the end date
  11. Select the days the medication will be given
  12. Click "Show current schedule" to view current medication times for this resident (Optional)
  13. Enter the medication time(s) to administer the medication - Click "add new time" if it is more than 1 X /day
  14. Select who will setup the medication
  15. Select the provider who will administer the medication (If it is a "self" administered medication you can select the "Not assigned" provider
  16. Select a "Note required" option (Optional)
  17. Select this option if the Staff administering the medication needs to verify the medication before administering (this may be checked by default)
  18. Check this box if the medication is a "Standing Order" medication (Note: it will update every resident on that medication as a standing order medication)
  19. If the medication is controlled check this box (Note: it will update every resident on that medication as having a "controlled" medication)
  20. If the medication is considered a psychotropic medication, it will be checked (Checking this box for a med will update all instances of that medication in the database as being a psychotropic).
  21. If this medication does not need to be seen on electronic med charting - click "Hide on E-Mar".  It will only hide for this resident's medication
  22. Check this box if the medication can be crushed for this resident
  23. Enter any medication instructions for administration (Example: give with food, crush in applesauce, etc.)
  24. Additional lines on the MAR pertains only to printed, paper MARs- adding lines for entry of, for instance, vital signs or initials associated with a med
  25. Select the Pharmacy who fills the medication (Displays the resident Pharmacy)
  26. Enter the Rx number for the medication
  27. Enter the Physician who ordered the medication (Displays the resident's health providers)
  28. Press Save to save the information entered or Back to close without saving

Enter an As Needed Medication:

  • Follow the instructions above
  • The key difference is when scheduling the med you specify "Every X hours" or "X times per day"

Editing Med Days, Time and Other Information:

  • Open the RTasks Medication Option for a Resident
  • You will be on the "Current Medication" tab - click on any medication

  1. Select Back to close the screen and make no changes
  2. Select Edit to edit details such as Strength, Route, Indications, Setup, Administered Info, Notes, Instructions, etc.
  3. Select Reschedule to edit the Med times, Providers or Days
  4. Select Discontinue to discontinue the med now or in the future and enter a reason

For more information on rescheduling medications see our document on Medication Management