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A SEARCH function for APL archives: Peter Allen

 

With the vast resources of APPCo behind it, AusPharmList can work on creating a search function to find relevant posts from the archives. Wouldn’t THAT be useful.

A coral wound, wasn’t that discussed? It was — flucloxacillin. I had prepared a Practice Pearl with an example to refine a search. But search functionality was not quite ready and it has been held back.

Want to know which we decided is THE BEST stapler? One stood out; it cost more, but nothing is as expensive as cheap tools that break. Some time one hopes that APPCo’s programmers will have it ready to google with advanced functionality and we can work through the example with Boolean filtering… AND, NOT, NEAR, Brackets…really works

Peter Allen ptrallen@melbpc.org.au

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Re: Testosterone no tonic for poor sex life: David Meller

Peter Bayly wrote:

Middle age is always 10 years away, I am told. However, at 75 I no longer class myself as middle aged just older as I refuse to be old. But I did tell my kids they were middle aged when they reached 40.

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Peter Bayley reminds me that I am ageing gracefully. I too have reached the age of 75.

Lat weekend, I attended a Rotary Annual Conference in Bendigo and the incoming District Governor, Tony Bramley, in his address to a full auditorium of delegates, asked the question,How many people here are in their last 25% of life?

I gladly put up my hand, but noticed a lot of waverers in the audience who didn’t know how to react. The younger members laughed at the question.

Statistically, the average age of death is between 83 and 87 years. So, I must be in the last 25% of life. Enjoy it while you can.

David Meller
Ye Olde Pharte (Retired)
Strathmore

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Re: The NEW Auspharmlist: Karalyn Huxhagen

Geraldine Moses wrote:

Perhaps some of youse blokes who have been partaking in AusPharm regularly for these twenty long years could nominate Mark and Tony for knighthoods. Or PSA lifetime achievment award. Or an Oscar. Something! I feel they have not been acknowledged sufficiently for their outstanding and revolutionary contribution to australian pharmacy. Don’t you?

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many of us have tried to fly their flag and float their boat. We will keep trying.

Maybe Mark could consider running for Health Minister in Tassie and move up from there:)

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Re: The NEW Auspharmlist: Geraldine Moses

Geraldine Moses wrote:

Perhaps some of youse blokes who have been partaking in AusPharm regularly for these twenty long years could nominate Mark and Tony for PSA lifetime achievement award. I feel they have not been acknowledged sufficiently for their outstanding and revolutionary contribution to australian pharmacy. Don’t you?

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You’ve blown it Geri! I for one have prepared a nomination and several times in the past. Perhaps the voters, PSA’s ex-presidents are not all that aware of the extreme value of APL.

Peter Allen ptrallen@melbpc.org.au

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Re: Faxing dispensing histories to hospitals: Melinda Tiernan

The frustration lies in the fact that we’ve been requested to send the same patient’s dispensing history 3 times over the last week. Different pharmacists in the same department each time.

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Whilst I don’t know about the ability to charge for this service (though it would be nice!), we are having a similar issue. Multiple requests for the faxing of a patient’s dispensing history to the same hospital within a few days. We are a small pharmacy too (3 staff) so it ties up one third of our workforce.

In order to combat this I have taken to getting the details of the first person to request this. I then make a note in the patient’s history when printing if off to fax. (eg. Patient history faxed to Jane Smith, ED pharmacist, X hospital on this number, x time and date). All further requests can then be told – we already faxed that to Jane Smith on this time and day etc… please chase up with her. Being able to give a particular name and department (plus date and time) seems to work. Its not foolproof (we’ve stilll had call backs to get it again) but it seems to help.

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