The workflow to dispense scripts in Minfos remains basically the same regardless of what type of script is being dispensed. Earlier topics in this learning pathway have demonstrated how to dispense standard paper prescriptions and eScripts.
The resources in this topic will show you how to dispense other types of scripts that may be in common in a community pharmacy.
Under the RPBS, eligible veteran card holders may receive:
- items listed for supply in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
- items listed under the RPBS, including wound care products
- items not listed on either the PBS or RPBS Schedules, if there is a clinical need
Video - Dispense Repatriation scripts
Watch the Video This video will demonstrate how to dispense prescriptions for customers with Repatriation entitlements.
Further reading To learn more about dispensing Repatriation scripts, please refer to the article below. How to dispense a Repat/DVA script
Continued dispensing lets you supply eligible PBS and RPBS medicines to a patient when:
- there is an immediate need
- they can’t get a prescription.
Before attempting to dispense a script as a Continued Supply, you must have the dispensing pharmacist set up as a prescriber in Prescriber Maintenance. This was demonstrated in Topic 1.
Video - Continued Dispensing
Watch the Video Watch the video to learn how to dispense medication as a Continued Supply.
Further reading To learn more about Continued Dispensing in Minfos, please refer to the articles below. Dispense a drug as Continued Dispensing supply Claim for Continued Dispensing supplies Continued Dispensing Report
Doctor's Bag prescriptions
Certain pharmaceutical benefits are provided without charge to prescribers who in turn can supply them free to patients for emergency use.
Video - Dispense a Doctor's Bag prescription
Watch the Video This video will demonstrate how to dispense Doctor's Bag prescriptions.
Further reading To learn more about the process demonstrated in this video, please refer to the article below. Dispense a Paper Prescription
Dispense compounded products
Compounded products can easily be dispensed in Minfos. The resources included in this section will guide you through the process of dispensing a compounded item, including how to update the description of the item to reflect the ingredients.
Video - Dispense compounded products
Watch the Video Learn how to dispense compounded items in this short video.
Further reading To learn more about dispensing compounded products please refer to the below article. Dispense Compounding products
Dispense Schedule 3 & retail items
Non-prescription products may be dispensed to a customer in Minfos. This allows the pharmacist to record the dispensing or dispense the product with directions printed on a label.
Like Continued Dispensing, the pharmacist dispensing the item should first be set up as a prescriber.
Video - Dispense Schedule 3 & retail items
Watch the Video This video will demonstrate how to dispense Schedule 3 and retail (OTC) items.
Further reading To learn more about the processes demonstrated in this video, please refer to the article below. Dispense an OTC or Schedule 3 product
Congratulations! You have completed this topic, Dispense other script types. You are now ready to progress to the next topic - Managing owing scripts.
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