November 2 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Beginning Monday, Nov. 5, all 5th floor surgical suites will be filmless, with PACS images available via Web/VS, says Barry D. Pressman, M.D., chair of the Department of Imaging. Back-up CDs will be provided. Laminated instruction cards will be positioned on the wall next to the workstations.

Total of 534 Physicians Respond to Online Survey

Thanks to all of our physicians who filled out the recent MD/RN Satisfaction survey sponsored by the MD/RN Collaborative. A record number of physicians and nurses completed the online survey, resulting in a 10 percent increase in physician response over last year's survey, and a 36 percent increase in RN response.

Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, Nov. 4

Daylight Savings Time (DST) ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, so you will need to turn your clocks back one hour. Earlier this year, EIS pushed out a patch for this, so you should not experience any software problems.


Election Ballots Due On Monday, Nov. 5

Medical staff members are reminded to return their Vice Chief of Staff election ballots on Monday, Nov. 5. The Vice Chief of Staff ballots are due no later than noon on Monday, while the Constitutional Amendment ballots will be accepted until November 12.

New Guidelines Relate to Post-Op Care

Cedars-Sinai has updated its therapy guidelines for Plavix to include additional guidelines related to post-operative management of patients on this medication. To get the word out to physicians, the medical center hosted an event in the South Tower parking area that included handouts on the new guidelines.

Steven S. Galen, M.D., clinical chief of the Department of Medicine, displays his juggling skills with a "platelet" stress ball given away at the Oct. 31 event.

Viewing of Recent Patients

You can view previously viewed patient records without entering a MRN, patient's name or room number. The "Recent Patients" function allows you to view a list of patients that you have previously viewed within a certain amount of time.


Cedars-Sinai has been granted institutional accreditation for a full five years -- the maximum period awarded -- by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Keith L. Black, M.D., has received the Tom Bradley Unsung Hero Award...

Ernst R. Schwarz, M.D., has been elected by the American Institute of Biological Sciences as a reviewer for federal grant applications...

Disaster Resource Center Open House - November 5

3rd Annual Run for Her -- November 11

Emergency Medicine Symposium -- December 7

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