Implementing eMAR (electronic medication administration record) is undoubtedly one of the most important investments that care homes can make. The digital medical records-keeping system is a cost-effective solution to eliminate several paper-based hassles inherent in care homes. By implementing electronic MAR sheet medication administration, care homes can significantly lower the risks of medication errors which, otherwise, can bring down patient health as well as lower the overall quality of care.
Here are some of the ways how electronic MAR can help care staff work efficiently:
- Improvement in work flow
When it comes to managing medication administration using conventional MAR sheets, there are numerous tasks such as transcribing prescriptions, documenting medication administration and properly storing medication record sheets. Such tasks have higher risks of human errors which, in turn, can translate to medication errors. However, electronic MAR helps care staff steer clear of such paper-based hassles. Whether it’s for everyday tasks or end-of-period calculations, electronic MAR automates processes which, in turn, can help the staff focus on person-centred care.
- Enhanced access of view
Electronic MAR creates centralised electronic medication administration records. The staff members and superiors can easily view the electronic medication records. This makes it easy for the care staff to efficiently perform peer-to-peer reviewing which is important to reduce the risks of medication errors. Also, managers can easily get an overview of the medication administration activities in real time.
- A compatible and reliable app
Electronic MAR is compatible with Android tablets and mobile. The digital medical record-keeping system has a simple user interface and therefore is easy to use. Also, care staff do not have to risk losing documented medication records when using electronic MAR as the system has a secure data backup.
- Very similar to conventional paper-based MAR sheets
Care staff need little to no training to use electronic MAR. This is because the electronic medication administration record templates of the system look similar to paper-based MAR sheets. Therefore, new care staff members don’t have to invest much time to learn using the system. We can train your care staff remotely on our system in 10 minutes and manager training takes an hour. Book a demo today and learn how your care home can reap a myriad of benefits from the system.