November 9 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

The medical staff has elected Norman Schulman, M.D., as the next Vice Chief of Staff. Dr. Schulman currently serves as treasurer of the medical staff and Clinical Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2008.

Run for Her 5K Set for Sunday, November 11

Cedars-Sinai Holds 3rd Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event

Need a good reason to get out of bed early on Sunday? Put on your jogging shoes and join the "Run for Her" 5K Run and Friendship Walk beginning at 8 a.m. at Cedars-Sinai. Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research at the Women's Cancer Research Institute at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Click here to visit the website or call Debra Cook at (310) 423-4586 for more information.

Marketing of Trasylol (Aprotinin Injection) Suspended

The FDA has announced that, at the agency's request, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. has agreed to a marketing suspension of Trasylol (aprotinin injection), a drug used to control bleeding during heart surgery, pending detailed review of preliminary results from a Canadian study that suggested an increased risk for death.


Save Telephone Orders for Outside the Hospital & Verbal Orders for Emergencies

The Joint Commission now requires that all telephone orders be verified by a physician within 48 hours. This Joint Commission requirement applies to ALL orders, in addition to medication.

"Physicians need to physically sign the patient's chart or sign it on Web/VS with their electronic signature within the 48-hour period," says Robert M. (Matt) Bernstein, M.D., who serves with Michael D. Borookhim, M.D., and Rajeev Rao, M.D., as members of the medical staff Leadership Development Committee that oversees this issue.

Howard Kaplowitz and Lawrence Czer, M.D.

After dealing with heart disease for 30 years, Howard Kaplowitz, 71, was delighted to become Cedars-Sinai's 500th heart transplant patient on October 18. Following a smooth recovery, Kaplowitz was discharged from the medical center earlier this week.

How Do I Change My Contact Information?

You can change your telephone numbers and e-mail address directly in Web/VS by following these simple steps...


His taste for wildlife has taken him to locations around the globe, but his prey is caught with a camera and mounted in photographs throughout the medical center. Cardiologist Jeffrey Caren takes two minutes to explain his focus on polar bears, sunrises and, yes, even ever-present pharmaceutical reps.

Take the Quiz for the Imaging Case of the Month

A 44-year-old female suffers from recent onset of severe headaches.

Bioethics Noon Conference: November 21

Emergency Medicine Symposium: December 7

Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders: February 1 & 2

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