A participant's medications can be tracked throughout the application and the eMAR, or Electronic Medication Administration Record, allows you to chart when medications are administered.
In this article:
- Participant Medications
- Paper MAR
To add, edit or remove a medication for a participant:
- In the participant's profile, click the Medications tab.
- Do one of the following, depending on whether you want to add a new medication, edit a current one, or remove a medication:
a. If you want to add a new medication, click the ADD MEDICATION button, add the necessary information, and then click the SAVE button.
b. If you want to edit a medication, click the medication name, click the EDIT MEDICATION button, make the necessary changes, and then click the CONFIRM CHANGES button.
c. If you want to remove a medication, click the medication name, click the DEACTIVATE button, and then, in the window that appears, click the Deactivate button to confirm.
To administer a medication in the eMAR, click the Give button. Your initials will display to indicate that you administered the medication.
Please note that when administering a medication, the current day and time of day will be displayed by default. You may search by name or medication name at the top of the page, and may filter by day, time of day and group.
If you need to add a Note, click on the button. From this menu, you can also mark a medication as Not Given or Pending. Mark a medication as Pending to acknowledge that it will be given in the future (e.g. you've packaged the medication for a field trip).
If you are recording the administration of a medication after it was actually given, you may specify the exact time it was administered by clicking the Specify Time checkbox.
If a medication is charted incorrectly, select the Error checkbox and add a note describing the error. Once a medication is marked in error, it will reappear in your list to administer.
You can filter the list of medications in the eMAR by participant name, medication name, date, time of day, groups, or tags.
If there is a set of criteria that you use frequently when administering medications, the filter can be saved for frequent access. Click the Save Filter button and choose to share this filter with other providers at your organization.
You can also view as PRN or as needed medications by clicking the As Needed checkbox.
Medications that were not given, or were missed, will be displayed in red at the top of the eMAR. Clicking on the time of day or date will display a list of these medications.
Medication Administration History
To download a list of all medications charted in the eMAR, click the History button. Select a Start Date and End Date, and limit your list to a specific Group if needed.
You can download an individual participant's eMAR history by selecting the Export eMAR History button under the Medications tab in their profile.
Medication Quantity Tracking
To track the amount of medication you have on hand, you must first enable medication tracking. Select the medication under the Medications tab of the participant's profile and click the Edit Medication button.
Click the Tracking Quantity button, enter the Quantity and Date, and click the Fill button.
Each time a medication is administered in the eMAR, it will automatically deduct from the filled quantity.
While we offer an eMAR, or Electronic Medication Administration Record, some organizations may need to chart by hand. A paper MAR is available and can be downloaded by following the steps below.
First filter for to the desired group in the List Builder. Click on the Reports tab and select Medication Administration Records from the Standard Report list.
Select the One Week or Four Week option and choose the Start Date, before exporting the report.