November 17 2006 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Run for Her 5K/3K draws 1,700 runners

Hitting the pavement with 1,700 other runners last Sunday were several Cedars-Sinai physicians who took part in the 2nd annual Run for Her 5K/3K Run and Friendship Walk at the medical center.

MEC Approves New End of Life Policy

A new policy to improve care and comfort for adult patients in the Intensive Care Units who are determined to be near End of Life has been approved. It provides guidelines to help ensure that patients' wishes are respected and outlines the responsibilities of the Physician of Record, including weekly meetings.

Implantable Pumps -- Potential Hidden Drugs

Did you know that your patients may be hiding medications?


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Program aims to improve patient safety

By adapting and incorporating some of the same safety techniques used by airline crews, Cedars-Sinai is working to improve patient safety in the OR.
One way to achieve this goal, according to Bruce Gewertz, M.D., Cedars-Sinai's surgeon-in-chief, is to follow a training program the airline industry calls "crew resource management."

Pain Management CME Required by Dec. 31, 2006

Physicians with an active license before Jan. 1, 2002, have until Dec. 31, 2006 to complete the required 12 hours of CME credits on pain management and the treatment of terminally ill patients.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday next week, there will be no issue of Medical Staff Pulse. We will return on December 1.

Please have a safe and happy holiday.

Stephen A. Geller, M.D., and Leo A. Gordon, M.D., will be honored as the 2006 Alumnus of the Year...

Martin Hopp, M.D., received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology...


The Cedars-Sinai Women's Health Conference Set for March 16, 2007

The 6th Annual Women's Health Conference will be held on Friday, March 16, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and will feature 30 Cedars-Sinai physicians discussing a wide range of health topics.

Combined Therapies May Boost Immune Response Against Brain Tumors

In an animal study conducted at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, researchers have combined two therapies in a form that appears effective when injected directly into a malignant brain tumor.

A Night at the Copa: Sunday, Nov. 19

Alumni Assoc. Annual Dinner: Wednesday, Dec. 6

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