A Medication Administration Record (MAR), commonly referred to as a drug chart, is the report that serves as a legal record of the drugs administered to a patient at a facility by a healthcare professional. The MAR is a part of a patient's permanent record on their medical chart. The health care professional signs off on the record at the time that the drug or device is administered.
If MAR medication tracking is NOT enabled, a simplified "once a day" method is used and configured in the Customized Data Tracking > Health section. Any medications or supplements configured in this section are automatically added each day and can be deleted if skipped.
If you are currently subscribed to a Provider or School plan, you can enable MAR reporting for any individual you are tracking data for on their Profile.
Note: all fields are saved as data is entered. There is no "Save" button required to save the data.
Once you have enabled and configured the medication tracking for an individual as described above, you will find the daily tracking option on the Health tab of the Daily Entry section. If a user has not been given permission to enter data on the Shared Access section of an individual's Profile, they will not be able to enter medication administration records.
When selecting a medication, the fields will all be pre-populated with the details configured for that medication. It is critical that every field is checked and validated or changed to input the administration data correctly. Click or tap whether the medication was given, skipped, or refused. Supporting Documentation and the reason for the medication, as well as common side effects (configured in the individual's Profile), are displayed for reference.
Once data has been entered, it can be viewed, printed, and exported from the Dashboard. Go to the individual's Dashboard and click or tap on the Mar Entries tab. The dates shown can be configured above the tab. Medication entries will be displayed in one of three colors:
If the medication was given at a different time or duration than what was expected, an indicator icon will display showing what was expected and what was entered.