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How to record & administer medication using the Birdie app
How to record & administer medication using the Birdie app

Report the medication administered to your Care Recipient during your visit and always have the latest information at hand.

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Written by Luke Cullimore
Updated over a week ago

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If your agency is using our Medication Manager they will use a digital MAR Chart (e-Mar).

This is a much easier way for you to report which medications you have administered and will also allow you to get the latest information on which medication you should administer, how to administer it and when.

By using the e-MAR you can make sure that your Care Manager is alerted of any medication issues in real-time as well as protecting yourself and your Care recipient's wellbeing.

Please note! It is important that you record an outcome for each medication scheduled otherwise you will not be able to log out of the visit.

Review the medication list of your Care Recipient

First, open the app and choose the Care recipient you are visiting. Check into the visit if you have not done so already. 

Now click on Tasks & Medications to review the tasks to be completed today. Here, we want to focus on how to record administered medication. 

You will see the list of medications that your Care Recipient is required to take. By tapping on each medication you get more information on what the dosage is and how it should be administered (Orally, via an inhaler or nasal spray). 

Record the administration of a dose

It is not possible to check out of a visit without recording an outcome for each of the medications scheduled during the visit. This ensures your Care Recipient's safety and your care agency's accountability.

If you try to log out of a visit without recording an outcome for a medication you will see the below message.

When ready to record which medication you have administered, tap on Record dose at the bottom of the screen. In the event that your Care Recipient is prescribed blister packs, this will be visible under one entry in the medication list. You will need to record this only once.

You will need to specify if the medication was fully taken, partially taken or not taken. 

  • If the medication was fully taken- you have recorded that the medication was taken and will be brought back to the medication list so you can administer the next medication

  • If the medication was partially taken or not taken, you will be asked to add a reason why and add more details in a note. An alert will automatically be raised to your care manager or the person in charge so they can deal with this issue straight away

  • If the medication was not observed, you will be asked to add a reason why and add more details in a note. It will show on the e-MAR and Care Log for your Care Manager to see but this time, no alert will be raised

Note: Birdie automatically records that it was you who administered the dose. The Electronic MAR Chart (E-Mar) will be updated and will be visible to your Care Manager in the office in real-time.

How to administer PRN medications

Now, go back to the medication list screen. Once you have recorded all the required medication on the list, make sure to check the PRN tab at the top of the screen. Record any additional medication that was given during your visit.

When you have administered and recorded all medication in the list, go back to the visit screen by tapping on the back arrow and continue to report the other section of the visit as you would usually do (observations, and checkout). When done, tap on Submit report.

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