December 8 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Defect in CRRT equipment requires 24/7 staffing

Gambro, the supplier for the CRRT equipment at Cedars-Sinai, has recently informed us of a software defect in its CRRT equipment that will need to be repaired. In the meantime, the safe administration of CRRT requires 24/7 one-on-one staffing by appropriately trained/certified nurses.

New Med List Created for CHF Discharge Medication

Physicians urged to use new Web/VS form beginning January 2007.

Prescribing Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

The FDA has notified healthcare professionals nationwide of a newly published clinical study showing that patients treated with an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) and dosed to a target hemoglobin concentration of 13.5 g/dL are at a significantly increased risk for serious and life threatening cardiovascular complications...


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Stephen Geller, M.D. and Leo Gordon, M.D., Are Honored at CSMC Alumni Meeting

Pictured (l-r) David V. Cossman, M.D., Leo A. Gordon, M.D., Stephen A. Geller, M.D., John G. Harold, M.D., Greg Orshansky, M.D.

More than 130 people filled the ballroom at Le Meridien Hotel on December 6 to pay tribute to Stephen A. Geller, M.D., and Leo A. Gordon, M.D., who were honored as the 2006 Alumni of the Year at the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association's Annual Business Meeting and Dinner for their outstanding service as Physicians, Teachers and Mentors.

We are currently receiving unpredictable shipments of albuterol/Proventil inhalers due to manufacturer reformulation of propellants. The Department of Pharmacy Services is actively pursuing alternative suppliers and alternative inhalers, but is also currently implementing the following strategies:

Cedars-Sinai Medical Group has signed a 10-year lease for approximately 30,000 square feet of clinical space at 8501 Wilshire Blvd., located on the northwest corner of Wilshire and La Cienega in Beverly Hills.

8501 Wilshire Blvd.


After a busy week, orthopedic surgeon Robert Klapper unwinds by sculpting and surfing. On Saturdays, you can find him at his new outdoor studio in Manhattan Beach, where he works with marble to create larger-than-life human figures.

Results Show Improvement

Areas of Concern Include Need for Better Communication

Stanley Schneider, M.D., Memorial Service -- Dec. 14

Nuclear Cardiology & Cardiac CT: Case Review with the Experts -- Jan. 19-21

International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy -- Jan. 26-28

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