Making Caring easier

Making Caring easier

Pharmacy news

30-09-2019

One of the biggest challenges facing carers is medication management, especially when the need of the person they are caring for are complex. It’s easy to forget or accidentally double up on medicines, especially if you are taking multiple medicines and at different times of the day.

Your community pharmacist is an easily accessible source of help and support and one of the ways your pharmacy can support you is through the use of a Dose Administration Aid (DAA). This can help make taking medicines safer by ensuring the medicines are taken at the right time and in the correct dose. A DAA provides an easy visual cue so that you can see at a glance what has been taken. Unlike a bottle of pills, a DAA cannot be accidentally spilled or changed without it being evident. This makes it easy to monitor medicine compliance. A DAA is also useful if your loved one goes to hospital, providing clear information about what medications are being taken.

Unfortunately, non-adherence to medicines is quite common in people with chronic illnesses, whether intentionally or unintentionally. This can lead to a decrease in the effectiveness of the treatment plan and the doctor may increase dosages unnecessarily. This can be potentially dangerous. It can also result in increased hospitalisations. Read More >

Thin Lizzy Ultimate Pout Lip

Thin Lizzy Ultimate Pout Lip

Beauty News

Create fuller, more luscious lips in minutes with the new Ultimate Pout Lip Volumising Kit from Thin Lizzy.

Each kit contains four lip essentials, which can be worn individually or together to create your own look. Perfect for Spring. There are 5 shades, available instore now.

📸 pic via Thin Lizzy Beauty

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Pollen season and asthma

Pollen season and asthma

Health & Wellness

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Asthma explained

  • The common symptoms of asthma are wheezing, breathlessness and chest tightness 
  • Different triggers bring on asthma symptoms in different people.
  • Asthma can be controlled with regular preventer medication every day (if prescribed) and using a reliever when symptoms flare up.
  • People experiencing asthma-like symptoms for the first time should visit their GP for assessment and advice, and if appropriate, develop an asthma management plan.
  • An asthma attack can threaten life – call triple zero (000) for an ambulance in an emergency and tell the operator that someone is having an asthma attack.
  • Find out more about asthma and its treatment – this will help improve asthma control and help you feel more confident to look after yourself, your child or anyone in your care.
  • A range of programs and services are available to support Australians with asthma.
  • Read More >

World Pharmacists Day

World Pharmacists Day

Our Pharmacy Services

25-09-2019

It’s World Pharmacists Day, so our pharmacists are celebrating by being at work!

Every single day, our pharmacists do their best to help our patients with their health.
💊Sometimes that means explaining about a new medicine.
💊Sometimes that means dressing a wound.
💊Sometimes that means changing a Medico-Pak for a patient who has just been discharged from hospital with changes to their medicines.
💊Sometimes that means encouraging people to see a doctor.
💊Sometimes that means calling 000 for someone.

Often it means drinking a cold cup of coffee, or shovelling down a super quick lunch, or staying back late. It means working in the evening, and on weekends, and on public holidays.

We are so lucky to have such dedicated, knowledgeable, helpful, passionate, kind and caring pharmacists on our team.

❤️ THANK YOU ❤️

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The Estée Lauder Blockbuster is here! ❤️

The Estée Lauder Blockbuster is here! ❤️

Beauty News

23-09-2019

Contains 30 beauty essentials, including a full-size Advanced Night Repair. Collection worth over $660.

Yours for only $100 when you purchase any Estée Lauder fragrance of 50ml or more.

Available for a limited time, while stocks last. Come and speak to Glenda, Trish, Nicole or Marie at our Estee Lauder Australia counter to learn more.

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STI testing

STI testing

Health & Wellness

If you’re sexually active, you can get a sexually transmissible infection (STI) – even if you practice safe sex most of the time. It’s estimated that around one in every six people will get an STI in their lifetime.

There are many different STIs – including chlamydiagonorrhoeasyphilisMycoplasma genitaliumgenital herpesscabiespubic lice (crabs), shigellosis, some types of hepatitis and HIV – and not all of them have obvious symptoms, so there is a chance that you or your partner could have an STI without knowing it.

The good news is, most STIs are curable and all are treatable. But if left untreated, STIs can have long-term effects on your body.

STI Testing Week is a timely reminder for anyone who is sexually active to take action and look after their sexual health.

 

Talk.

The last decade has seen record increases in STIs such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, here in Victoria and across Australia. Over the past two years, we have also seen the re-emergence of congenital syphilis, including two foetal deaths. Read More >