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Med Entry: Basic

Entering Resident Medications in ResiDex allows you to maintain an electronic record of each resident's medications, making either paper-based or E-Charting medications quick and easy.  Entering medications will also allow ResiDex to automatically pull medication lists into key reports.

This document outlines entry of a basic medication, but we also have documentation on how to:

Med Entry: Basic Simplified

Entering Resident medications in ResiDex allows users to maintain a digital record of resident medications, simplifies documentation of administration (either on paper MAR or by E-Charting), and allows users to easily include medication lists into a number of helpful reports.

Edit Med (Discontinue/Restart)

If a change in medication dosage, strength, frequency, or days is needed, you can easily make the necessary changes in ResiDex using the "Discontinue and Restart" button.  This entry option not only saves time, it also keeps a concise and accurate history of each medication.  

Note: This option is done if the medication is CHANGING.  You do NOT need to use this option if the medication is being discontinued completely.  If a medication is being discontinued completely, please see our instructions on how to Discontinue Medications.

Med Entry: Complex

Some medications have dosages that vary day-to-day. In ResiDex, we call these "Complex Medications." A few examples of complex medications would include:

  • A medication given at varying dosages on certain days and a different dose on other days
  • A medication given a certain dosages on a rotating basis (every 2, 3, 4, etc. days)
  • A medication that is given at a specified dosage schedule and also the same or different dose "as needed"

For all of these examples, the medication will be entered twice into the Resident Medication screen.

Discontinue Medication

If a medication is to be discontinued, you can easily record that change in ResiDex. ResiDex will handle not only entering the end DATE of the medication, but also the end TIME.  

Why is this useful?

If a medication is given two or more times a day, the end time for the medication will allow you to specify which med times will be administered before being discontinued on the last day.

Med Entry: Monthly

Medications, at times, are ordered to be given monthly on a specified day of the month.  Residex med entry can accommodate this requirement.

Pharmacy Connect: Overview

Pharmacy Connect is a module that you may license through ResiDex that provides an integrated interface between a pharmacy and facility.  This ResiDex feature will allow the pharmacy to:

Dispose Medication

There are a number of reasons staff may need to document a medication has been disposed of: the med was  discontinued by the MD; it was released to the resident; the med expired; the resident was discharged; or the medication was spilled, dropped, or spoiled.

Whatever the reason, it is best to document the disposal or destruction of any medication not administered to the resident under your care.

Med Entry: Sliding Scale

Sliding Scale Insulin entry and documentation can be easily done in Residex.  

Medication Setup

The Med Setup field will indicate who sets up the medication. If you select "Nurse" in the setup option, the medication will show up on reports like the "Med Setup Sheet Nurse".

Pharmacy Connect: Additional Instructions and Label Warning

With Pharmacy Connect you can automatically have visibility to additional medication instructions and label warnings.  From the information automatically communicated from the pharmacy, you will decide what you would like to display on the E-Mars and paper Medication Sheets (MARS).

Include Services on MAR

Services can optionally be included on any MAR or Med Sheet.

Med Screen: Pharmacies

Residex users may select the pharmacy from which each individual medication is ordered. Once specified, this information will also be visible on certain forms and reports, including the "Med Reorder" and the "Centrally Stored Medication Record" reports.

Med Screen: Doctors

In ResiDex, you have the option of recording the MD that ordered each medication in a resident's medication list. 

RTasks: E-Mar

Medication Recap is a way to electronically document medications.  You can  document

  • Who received the medication
  • When the medications were given
  • Who administered the medication
  • Whether medications were administered or skipped/declined (and the reason)
  • Optional notes about any or all medication
  • Medication counts of controlled medications
  • Unscheduled medications that were given, including date/time and reason.
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