RTasks Med Entry

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.

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 medication when it appears or continue typing to add a new medication to the list
  2. Enter the strength to be given
  3. Select the route from the option list
  4. Toggle between Scheduled or PRN (Selecting PRN will display different options on the med entry screen)
  5. Enter indications or click the "Diagnoses" option to select an item related to this medication
  6. Enter the date this medication will be first administered
  7. Enter the start time - The med will be given at the next administration time AFTER this start time
  8. Enter the stop date (Optional)
  9. Enter the stop time (Optional) if no time is filled it the medication will be ended at 11:59 PM on the end date
  10. Select the days the medication will be given
  11. Click "Show current schedule" to view current medication times for this resident (Optional)
  12. Enter the medication time(s) to administer the medication - Click "add new time" if it is more than 1 X /day
  13. Select the provider who will administer the medication (If it is a "self" administered medication you can select the "Not assigned" provider
  14. Select who will setup the medications
  15. Select who will administer the medications (Note: Family and Self will NOT display on the EMars)
  16. Select a "Note required" option (Optional)
  17. Select this option if the Staff administering the medication needs to verify the medication before administering
  18. Check this box if the medication is 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 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
  21. Check this box if the medication can be crushed for this resident
  22. Enter any medication instructions for administration (Example: give with food, crush in applesauce, etc.)
  23. Select the Pharmacy who fills the medication (Displays the resident Pharmacy)
  24. Enter the Rx number for the medication
  25. Enter the Physician who ordered the medication (Displays the resident's health providers)
  26. 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