May 11 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

 Nominations for the 2007 Pioneer in Medicine award are being accepted now through Monday, June 11. Please note that only attending category members of the medical staff can submit nominations. 


June 15 is Deadline for RFO Online Certification

 Retained Foreign Objects (RFO) remain a risk to patients nationwide. Cedars-Sinai has identified the elimination of Retained Foreign Objects in the operating room or procedural area as a high priority. 


Pharmacy Focus

There is no Pharmacy news this week. 



Decision Anticipated by July 1, 2007

 Cedars-Sinai is in the final review process to select a proven clinical system that will encompass Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), Electronic Medication Administration Record, Multidisciplinary Clinical Documentation, Pharmacy and Decision support. The timing for this process is on schedule, with a decision anticipated prior to July 1. 


Pictured (l-r) Christopher Ng, M.D., Robert Kass, M.D., Bernice Coleman, RN, Ph.D., ACNP, Paul Silka, M.D.

 Bernice Coleman, RN, Ph.D., and an ACNP in Cardiac Transplantation, has been awarded the 2007 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award. This year, a total of 31 Cedars-Sinai nurses were nominated for the prestigious award. 


Cedars-Sinai Observes National Nurses Week with May 7 Los Angeles Times Ad

Click here to view a PDF version of the Los Angeles Times ad honoring the Cedars-Sinai nursing staff. 



Eduardo Marbán, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. 


Rejecting Orders

 If you receive an order on a patient that was sent to you in error, or the information is incorrect, the order can be rejected immediately by performing the following steps: 


Bioethics Noon Conference: Wednesday, May 16

Alumni Basketball Game: Sunday, May 20

29th Annual Urology Day: Thursday, June 14

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