MedicalDirector’s Day Surgery module can be used as a stand-alone application or in conjunction with MedicalDirector Blue Chip. The following instructions describe how to install Day Surgery on a computer in stand-alone mode. Instructions for installing Day Surgery with MedicalDirector Blue Chip are also available from the MedicalDirector Knowledge Base at http://www.medicaldirector.com/kb
In order to run Day Surgery, you must have Microsoft Access installed and ensure that its ‘Macro Settings’ have been enabled. The procedure for doing this varies between versions of Access. Please consult your Systems Administrator if you require assistance.
1. Insert the Day Surgery CD to your computer’s CD drive. If you are prompted by windows to take any action, ignore/cancel it.
2. On your computer’s C: drive, create a folder called DS*. You will eventually copy the Day Surgery files from the CD to this folder, as explained following.
o MedicalDirector’s naming conventions for the Day Surgery folder dictate that NSW is the only State where the folder is named ‘DS’. All other states include a suffix: VIC = DSV, DSQ = QLD, DSS = SA, DSA = ACT, DSW = WA.
3. Navigate to the Day Surgery CD.
and copy the three Day Surgery database files: DS
Data.mde, DS Episodes.mde, DS.mdb.
Note: if your Windows has been configured to hide file extensions, you will only see the file names of DS Data, DS Episodes, and DS.
5. Navigate back to the new DS folder you created and paste the three Day Surgery files into it.
each file, select ‘properties’, and then from the Properties window that
appears, ensure the Read-only check box is unticked.
7. Replace the current permissions on the DS folder and its contents to ensure that all users have Full Control. Please consult your Systems Administrator is you require assistance with this procedure.
8. Within the DS folder, locate the DS.mdb file.
9. Right-click the DS.mdb file and select Send to > Desktop (Create Shortcut) from the menu that appears. This creates a shortcut to the Day Surgery database and places it on your Windows Desktop.
10. Navigate to the Day Surgery folder again, and then locate and double-click the DS file.
prompted to create a new Episode, click
prompted with the following ‘error’ message, click
The path it refers to will be defined in the following steps.
Access, select the Add-Ins tab.
14. On the Add-Ins tab, select Advanced > Relink Databases > Episodes.
prompted, navigate to the DS folder you created earlier, and then click
the Open button. You should be
prompted that the link has been made successfully.
16. Repeat this process for DS Data.
can check that the linking has been successful by selecting Advanced
> Relink Databases > Show Links.
This concludes installation Day Surgery as a stand-alone application.