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PROMISe newsletter May 09

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									              May 2009
                                             Welcome to the second PROMISe newsletter!
                                              Thank you for being a part of this exciting project.
                                       The project team would like to update you on how the PROMISe
                                                            project is progressing.
                                     If you have any other questions, please contact the project team on
                                                  1800 997 202 or at

Classification System                                    Latest news
D—Drug selection
O—Over or underdose                     RECRUITMENT              ONLINE TRAINING               ROLLING START
C—Compliance                        We have nearly reached      The online                   The software will arrive
U—Undertreated                      our target number of        DOCUMENT training            with your July updates
M—Monitoring                        210 pharmacies and the      will be available on June    from FRED® or
E—Education/information             final target should be      1st. Each pharmacist will    Aquarius®. The software
N—Not classifiable
                                    reached next week.          receive their username       will be activated by a
T—Toxicity or ADR
                                                                and password by mail in      phone call from the
                                        PHARMACISTS             the first week of June .     PROMISe team during
 Example Intervention from          Please let the project                                   the fortnight
          PROMISe II                team know if any of the     As your username and         commencing July1st.
A 66 yo male presents new
prescription for Plavix®. The
                                    pharmacist details have     password is based on
pharmacist noted the patient        changed. If any of your     the pharmacy approval          PSA CPD POINTS
had previously been taking          pharmacists did not         number and your initials,    Please make sure you
Iscover®. On discussion with
the patient, the pharmacist         receive this newsletter,    please let the project       have given us your PSA
identified that the patient was     please let us know their    team know if you have        number so you can
unaware that they were the
                                    email address by            changed your contact         receive your credit
same medication and thought
he had to take both. The            emailing us at              details since enrolling.     points for participation.
pharmacist educated the   
patient, who will now take
only the Plavix®.                   TRAINING NIGHTS
                                    The training dates and venues have now been finalised:
                                                               Hobart - Monday 22nd June
For more information                                        Launceston - Thursday 25th June
  on the PROMISe                                   Melbourne - Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th June
    project, go to
                                                    Sydney - Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd July
                                    You will receive your invitation to the training night in early June, together with
                                    each participating pharmacist’s user name and password to access the online
This project program is funded by
the Australian Government           training.
Department of Health and Ageing,    Please note that pharmacies in Melbourne and Sydney will be allocated to one of
as part of the Fourth Community
Pharmacy Agreement through the      the two available training nights. If you are unable to attend your allocated
Research and Development Fourth
Community Pharmacy Agreement
                                    training night, please let us know as there may be availability in the other
Grants Program managed by the       session.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

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