July 13 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

To help improve and expedite the appropriate use of imaging for Cedars-Sinai inpatients, the Department of Imaging and the Department of Medicine, with the help of many medical staff members, have developed evidence-based guidelines for medical staff use with Imaging inpatients for a number of clinical issues.

The laboratory specimens for each and every patient of the medical staff have truly moved closer to the front of the line.
In June 2007, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine installed a fully automated robotic specimen handling system.

P & T Committee Approvals

Click here to view a PDF copy of the June 2007 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals. For more information, please contact the Drug Information Center at (310) 423-3784.


Take Time to Rate the Clinical Information Systems at the Vendor Demonstrations

By John G. Harold, M.D. & William W. Brien, M.D.

The Clinical Information System vendor demonstrations have been scheduled for July 17 - 20 and are designed to offer both demonstrations and a hands-on experience at the desktop.

Marla Dubinsky, M.D., medical director of the Pediatric IBD Center, outside the new infusion unit

To help alleviate the stress that pediatric IBD patients can experience during lengthy intravenous treatments, the new Al and Hedi Azus Foundation Pediatric Infusion Unit is designed to make them feel more at ease.

CSMC Procedure Center is Prominently Featured in this Week's Wall Street Journal

Cedars-Sinai's Procedure Center was prominently featured in an article about hospital proceduralists in the July 11 issue of the Wall Street Journal, on the front page of the "Personal Journal" section. Click here to view a PDF copy of the article's online version.

Web/VS Viewing Preferences - User Profile

The User Profile form allows you to customize many Web/VS features and defaults for your work environment and preferred working style.


Stuart G. Finder, Ph.D., starts as the new director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai on July 16.

Cedars-Sinai Awarded Full AAHRPP Accreditation

Cedars-Sinai has been awarded full AAHRPP (Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs) accreditation for another three years, effective June 15, 2007.

Ultrasound Assisted Vascular Access Course: Friday, July 20

Annual Cedars-Sinai

Sand 'N Snore:

Friday, July 20

Society for the History of Medicine Dinner Meeting: Thursday, July 26

8th Annual Update in Gastroenterology:

October 26-28


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