April 25 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
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You Are Invited

May 8 MD-RN Collaborative Luncheon Celebration

In honor of Nurses Week, all physicians are invited to attend the MD-RN Collaborative Luncheon Celebration on Thursday, May 8, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the ECC (A-C). Please RSVP to Peachy Hain, R.N., at peachy.hain@cshs.org.


New FDA Warning on Neupro (Rotigotine Transdermal System)

Schwarz Pharma has informed healthcare professionals of the recall of Neupro, a transdermal delivery system worn on the skin and used to treat early stage Parkinson's disease, because of the formation of rotigotine crystals in the patches.


Photo Finish

"Transplantation Stories" Photo Exhibit Concludes Today on the Plaza Level

A special photo exhibit, "The Long Journey: Transplantation Stories," concludes its weeklong run today on the South Plaza Level Concourse at 4 p.m. Photographer and writer Rich Nahmias spent several months chronicling the work of the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center's talented team to tell the stories of two patients waiting for a liver transplant. The exhibit is open to the public, and admission is free so be sure to stop by!

Pictured (l-r) at the exhibit are Steven D. Colquhoun, M.D., surgical director of Liver Transplantation; Andrew S. Klein, M.D., director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, and Nicholas Nissen, M.D., assistant surgical director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program.


Accessing Medication Lists

The medication lists for an individual patient can be accessed in Web/VS in several locations. The most common method of access is via the "Recent Results" screen, which has an entry for one medication list per calendar day, with the current medication list typically appearing near the top of the screen.

You can click on the medication list title to view the full medication list in a pop-up window and then click on an individual medication to view the details of that medication order. This method provides a convenient way to view the medication list as of a specific date and time.


Cedars-Sinai Opens Patient Trial of Virus that Attacks Deadly Brain Cancer Cells

A common, naturally occurring virus that attacks cancer cells but appears to be harmless to normal cells is being studied as a possible treatment for malignant, highly aggressive brain tumors (gliomas). Researchers at Cedars-Sinai are among a few in the U.S. evaluating this experimental therapy.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration: May 5

6th Annual Physician Basketball Game: May 18

The Heart Foundation Gala: June 7

Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular: July 3


Mark Your Calendars!

National Nurses Week is Celebrated May 6-12


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