Whether required by regulation or performed as a best practice, the nurse should periodically review and assess the efficacy of treatments prescribed for the resident. RTasks offer a means by which users can document these treatment supervisions.
Adding Treatments and Supervision of Treatments
Users with the Administrative (411) Role are able to add new services to the Global Service list in RTasks. When adding a new service, it's well to consider whether the service is a routine activity of daily living (e.g. bathing, dressing, grooming), or whether it might be considered a treatment (oxygen, compression stockings, monitoring blood glucose) that has been ordered or prescribed to manage symptoms or effect a cure. If it is identified as a treatment, we recommend that you also create a Supervision service that will allow the nurse to supervise that treatment periodically.
To do this, after adding a new treatment service to the Global Service list, create a Supervision service bearing the same name. For example, the user adding a treatment 'CPAP / BiPap' would also add a service called 'Supervision: CPAP / BiPap'.
Note: even though the original treatment service may be a daily service or provided multiple times/day, the supervision of that treatment service can be assigned to the nurse or supervisor at a frequency appropriate for the type of treatment and the condition of the resident.
Once linked in this way, whenever the treatment service is added, a reminder will appear asking the nurse whether he/she would like to add the supervision service as well.
Because both the treatment service and the treatment supervision service are assigned and scheduled to providers, a system has been created allowing the documentation of both.
The reports "Individual Treatment and Therapy Plan" and "Service Recap Summary- Month" (available both in Residex (Hosted) and RTasks) meet the requirement in some states that treatments have been identified, are being supervised, and documented as to completion and effectiveness of those treatments.