June 8 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Deadline is June 11

This prestigious award is given to a member of the medical staff who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities.

MDs and RNs Collaborate to Improve Patient Restraint Documentation

This month, the Emergency Department kicked off a "2007 Restraint Challenge" for its physicians and nurses to help raise awareness of the proper care and use of patient restraints. As part of the challenge, medical and nursing staff members are quizzed by the CNIVs on restraints and those who receive a score of 100 percent are awarded a prize.

P&T Committee Approvals

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



Nothing Left Behind

All medical staff members who have been granted clinical privileges in the Departments of Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Neurosurgery must complete online competency training for the elimination of Retained Foreign Objects prior to Friday, June 15.

Neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists at Cedars-Sinai injected a biosynthetic "glue" to seal off a spinal fluid leak and restore a comatose patient to consciousness. It is the first known report of a situation in which a patient's coma was reversed by the injection of glue, according to Wouter I. Schievink, M.D., director of the Neurovascular Surgery Program.

Obtaining Remote Access to Outlook without a SecurID or VPN Connection

Viewing Outlook without the need for a SecurID or VPN connection is available to remote users. Detailed instructions on how to set up your laptop or PC are available on the Intranet.


CSMC Researchers to Study Airway Bypass Treatment for Emphysema

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a new, minimally invasive option for those suffering with advanced widespread emphysema.

Grand Rounds on Disclosing an SAE: June 18 & 19

Bioethics Noon Conference: June 20

Cedars-Sinai Emeritus Society Lecture: June 29


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