In this article, we will explain a new feature that allows you to schedule medications for individuals and track those medications.
To start, go to the tab and select the individual who will have the medications scheduled.
Next, click on the option found between Goal Status Setup and Piece Tracker Accruals options.
Below you will see the Schedule a Dose button.
*Make sure to have a medication selected before trying to schedule a medication*
When we select Schedule a Dose, the following screen will appear. Here we fill in the times, frequency, dates, and a note about the medication.
Below are the frequencies you can have for scheduling the medication.
When it's scheduled, it will appear under the schedule for the medication as shown below.
When we go to the Medication Tracker tab on the left side of the screen from the home page, we will see colors and times under the individuals with medications. A color system is used to quickly tell you the status of all of your clients:
- Green means everything is in good standing with no medications due within the next hour.
- Yellow means that a medication is scheduled within the hour and shows the time it needs to be administered.
- Red means a dose has been missed, meaning you are at least an hour past a time that a dose was due.
When we click on a client, we will see all of the scheduled and unscheduled (PRN) medications. The same color-coding system will apply to this table of scheduled medications. You may only document scheduled medications for the doses that have been scheduled. Unscheduled medications can be documented as many times as necessary.
When & Where Medications Will Appear on the Medication Tracking Screen
A medication will appear in the 'Scheduled Medication' table only when the medication has a schedule, and the selected date falls within the medications Start and End dates. Once the selected date is beyond the medication's end date (i.e., it has "expired"), that medication will no longer be displayed on the Medication Tracker screen. To see that medication again, either extend the end date further out in time, or delete the schedule for that medication altogether. If you choose to delete the schedule, the medication will be displayed as an 'Unscheduled Medication'.
A medication will appear in the 'Unscheduled Medication' table for "PRN" medications. These medications have no schedule.