FAQs on digital medical records and eMAR

Digital medical records are becoming increasingly important in healthcare settings. They provide a complete and up-to-date record of a patient’s medical history including medications prescribed, allergies and test results at the point of care. This information is essential for making informed decisions about a patient’s care. In addition, digital medical records can be accessed from…

Tips for patient charting

Accurate patient charting is an important part of a nurse‚Äôs job. Through nursing charts, nurses communicate important information to the entire healthcare team. A patient chart is also a legal document that includes details about medications administered, treatment provided and procedures performed. If you are a nurse, you should take the time to accurately fill…

Useful insights on filling MAR charts

Useful insights on filling MAR charts

In care homes, Medication Administration Record (MAR) charts are used for documenting medications prescribed to residents. MAR charts include important information such as:  Name of the resident  Time and dates the medication is to be taken Names of the medications prescribed  Dosage of the medication  Initials of the person administering the medication As a new…

For the new nurses, check out these useful insights on nursing and medication

When working in a fast-paced environment, nurses often have to think on their feet while consistently delivering an exceptional level of resident care. If you are a new nurse looking for ways to achieve the best health and well-being outcomes for your residents, here are some useful insights on nursing and medication: 1. Be compassionate:…

Useful insights on managing medicines in your care home

All care homes require medication management systems, processes and policies in place to help caregivers manage medication safely to achieve the best outcomes for their residents. If you are a care home manager planning to streamline medication management at your facility, here are some useful insights on managing medicines in your care home: 1. Have…

How to respond to a medication error? Useful insights for caregiver supervisors

A medication error is a preventable event that can cause patient harm. Medication errors can occur at any stage of the medication-use process, from prescribing to dispensing to administration. Such errors can have serious consequences ranging from minor side effects to near-fatal health problems. Common types of medication errors include: Some of the common types…

Good medical record keeping practices

Good medical record keeping practices

As a caregiver, you know how medical records play a significant role in providing quality care to residents. Properly-maintained medical records help you communicate with healthcare providers, schedule appointments and manage medications. As a caregiver, one of your most important responsibilities is to ensure that medical records are well-maintained. Here we discuss some good medical…