PRN Med Admin Limits
Medication entry in RTasks will allow you to specify the frequency and/or how many times a day an 'as needed' med is to be given.
This can alert staff if they are attempting to administer a PRN med too early. While it provides the alert, it does not prevent staff from proceeding. It can also create the specified number of lines on paper MARs (if those are in use), for charting of PRN medications
How this works:
When entering the as needed med, the following fields allow entering specified frequencies.
If both a scheduled med and PRN med of the same name are entered, RTasks will NOT factor in the time of the scheduled med. It will only look at the administration of the PRN med in determining whether it is too early. The nurse may wish to enter specific med instructions to staff to provide additonal clarification.