November 10 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Column Will Feature Articles Written by Physicians

With this issue, we launch a new column called "Perspectives," a periodic feature with original items written by members of the Cedars-Sinai medical staff.

In Consideration of the New Shingles Vaccine

by Stephen J. Uman, M.D.

Probably the number one sidewalk consult questions of the past few months has been...

ICU Insulin Protocol Cannot Be Initiated in Routine Nursing Units

Pharmacy has been receiving an increasing number of insulin sliding scale orders on the medical/surgical units that resemble the ICU insulin protocol.



Past issues featured here.

One from the Heart

Cedars-Sinai Medical Team Goes to Ecuador to Help Mend Children's Hearts

FROM THE HEART -- A volunteer medical team of 30 Cedars-Sinai physicians and nurses recently performed their 100th open heart surgery in Ecuador on behalf of Mending Kids International. The team, led by Alfredo Trento, M.D., director of cardiothoracic surgery (pictured here with patient Luis), operated on 18 children suffering from congenital heart defects during the October trip to Hospital de Niños in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Other physician team members included Steven Gordon, M.D., pediatric cardiologist, Gary Goulin, M.D., pediatric intensivist, and Keith Kimble, M.D., pediatric anesthesiologist.

Ng and Hain are recognized by VHA West Coast for MD-RN Collaborative achievements

Christopher Ng, M.D., director of Laparoscopic Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery, and Peachy Hain, RN, 8 South Nurse Manager, have been selected to receive the 2006 VHA West Coast Nurse/Physician Team Award for their exceptional achievements as co-chairs of the MD-RN Collaborative.

There are no Physician News items this week. If you would like to submit an item, please e-mail it to us at MedStaffPulse@cshs.org.



Michelle Miller, M.D., thinks high school students should have greater opportunities to learn about careers in medicine. So she decided to do something about it.

Endoscopic Thoracic Disc Surgery Goes from "Jurassic" to 3-D

Thoracic disc surgery can be done more safely, accurately and efficiently by combining endoscopic and computer-guided 3D surgical technologies, and Cedars-Sinai is one of only two centers in the world doing it.


Road to a Cure Gala: Thursday, Nov. 16

A Night at the Copa: Sunday, Nov. 19


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