October 5 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Survey is Available Online

The deadline to participate in the annual MD/RN Satisfaction Survey is Friday, Oct. 12. Click here to access the survey on the Internet, from any location.

As of October 1, Los Angeles County is participating in California's Electronic Death Registration System and death certificates will be completed electronically.

Change in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Solutions

The medical center has recently agreed to change the current Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) to commercially available CRRT solutions in 5,000 mL bags to reduce waste and improve efficiency.


Protect Yourself, Protect Your Patients

Flu shots are now available to all medical staff members at no cost. Physicians can call Employee Health Services at (310) 423-3322 to schedule an appointment for a free flu shot during weekdays. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Informational Meeting Scheduled Oct. 28

These children from Guatemala were among those treated by medical staff during the 2007 HELPS trip.

On April 11, a group of Cedars-Sinai physicians will join other medical center staff on a 10-day medical mission to Guatemala, where they will provide surgical and general care assistance to needy residents in Solola. If you are interested in participating, an informational meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in ECC-B.

Submitted by David Ishimitsu, M.D.

History: A 44-year-old male presents to the ED with abdominal pain.


C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., has been invited to serve on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health for a four-year term beginning Nov. 1, 2007 through Oct. 31, 2011.

Patient Care Team Lists

Patient Care Team Lists give you the ability to access a customized list of patients with links to each patient's information in a shared area.

October is National Medical Libraries Month

To celebrate, please complete the Library Customer Service survey (click here).

Physicians Financial Planning Seminar - Oct. 9

Paul A. Kaufman, M.D., Memorial Service - Oct. 10

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