Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have been working with our provider agency nurse to get medications entered, so that ALL MARs will be entered in Therap (for that agency) by March 1st.  Yes, I truly wish it was less tedious, but just to see how well staff are responding and recording makes it all worth it  ;-/.  As I work through the 1000+ drugs we are entering (currently at 822), I keep looking for shortcuts and ways to speed it along.  I am liking the copy form feature!  However, it is critical to assure you check each field to assure it is updated if needed.  One suggestion we would like to share – although many have probably discovered it already – is that it helps to leave a blank line between dosage times for meds given more than once a day.  When they are one after the other on the MAR, it is easy for staff to accidentally complete two blanks instead of just the one.  Just thought I’d share!

Update on our agency fundraising house raffle:  We had our first early bird drawing yesterday, giving away $2500 to a local woman who had purchased two tickets.  We called her via speakerphone to give her the good news.  Man, was she excited!  Not only did she win the first early bird drawing, but she is still in the running to win the remaining early bird drawings, the multi-ticket drawing, and the grand prize!  I hope that different people win each prize, but wouldn’t it be amazing to win more than once?!?!  If you are that person, of course…  It is not too late to get your tickets, to help support a great cause.  Purchase by 2/28, and you will be entered into two more early bird drawings, with the multiple ticket and grand prize drawing on 5/31.  www.envisionhomeraffle.org.

‘Til next month – or until I get a wild hair to share –

Linda