Aged care medication management specialists Webstercare has added five new features to its electronic signing system to improve efficiency.
Webstercare’s MedSig e-signing system enables aged care staff to sign for medications electronically during administration rounds.
Data available includes comprehensive resident information and colour images, unlimited dosage or round times and a health dashboard to assist monitoring.
The recently released features include:
- new reports for psychotropic medications, which act as a self-assessment measurement tool and reduce double handling
- pain scale recording to add a resident’s pain level and help assess for and monitor pain medication intervention
- patch placement recording to provide an instant record and visual diagram of when and where patches have been applied and removed
- dual signing for administering high-risk medications
- tailored to each organisational policies and procedures improved handover report that prepares and records new, changed or ceased medications, as required administrations and exceptions.
Webstercare managing director Gerard Stevens said MedSig included key functionality for users, providing additional clinical medication information during the medication round.
“These features were developed thanks to valued feedback from our customers and also in response to learnings from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission,” Mr Stevens said.
“As with everything we do, this is to improve medication adherence, safety and peace of mind for residents and aged care staff,” he said.