My father was in the hosp were I work(yesterday tuesday) I carried on work stayed focussed really busy, had the usual handing out. methotrexate.. check list of side effects.etc to go through. From the name the on the script it was a friend of my parents. so was quite good.
staffing levels been bad, its been. one or two pharmacists. one tech, one trainee tech two assistants at best and often not even all or even some of that combination!!.
any way yest we reached that combination.. whoopie quite well staffed. cant say much as had been off work 7 weeks! flares/ med problems. two proceedures!
Any way back to methotrexate.. as you all known its used for RA but also for skin problems such as psoraris.. said i knew the patient so asked to hand it out the pharmacist said good.. hate handing that stuff out.. think most pharmacists are nervous about methotrexate.. I feel that as being a former user it is an easy and useful task//.. lady was using it a high dose for skin with no problems.. she told me she once had a one off liver reading scare random but no problems since. she has been fine for many years.. I always ask patients how they are doing. any problems concerns.
later relation of patient awaiting radiation therapy relation collected a prescription for medication to help her deal with the radio therapy she was going to have, tried to reasure the daughter.
Weres the story going you ask... whilst working my father was above the pharmacy were I work.. having what I suspected to be a tumour be examined via cytoscope.. day surgery unit above the pharmacy, had to focus on work hard and keep busy
After work finally managed to get get mum on the phone tumour on the bladder wall.
Im off to work again shortly.... they cannot remove all of the tumour..