Some medications have dosages that vary day-to-day. In ResiDex, we call these "Complex Medications." A few examples of complex medications would include:
For all of these examples, the medication will be entered twice into the Resident Medication screen.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure the Start Date is "offset". Start one medication on one day and the other dosage the day after. If you don't offset the start dates, the medications will be scheduled to be given on the same day. If you offset the start dates, the medication will rotate nicely every other day.
Helpful Hint: If a medication dosage is ordered such as "2 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg (repeat), that would be entered as indicated using the "Every X Days" option. In the blank you would enter 3 for Every 3 days. Make sure the start date of one would be the first day the medication is given, the second dose would be the next day and the third dose would be entered with the following day (third day) after the intial dose.
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