February 1 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

New Law Only Affects Medications Prescribed to Medi-Cal Patients

Effective April 1, 2008, a new federal regulation requires that tamper-resistant prescription pads be used for all covered outpatient drugs prescribed to Medi-Cal patients (i.e. discharge and outpatient prescriptions).

8th Floor Surgical Suites Go Filmless on February 11

Beginning Monday, Feb. 11, all 8th floor surgical suites will be filmless, with PACS images available via Web/VS.

Pharmacy Focus

There is no Pharmacy Focus this week.



Cedars-Sinai Kicks Off Stethoscope Cleaning Campaign to Raise Physician Awareness

Pictured at the January 30 kick-off event are (l-r) David Ramin, M.D., Frances Pang, M.D., and Debbie Lehman, M.D.

Cedars-Sinai launched its Stethoscope Cleaning Campaign with a special physician event on Wednesday morning on the Mezzanine level of the South Tower. Physicians were invited to stop by for a free cup of coffee and learn more about helping raise awareness about the importance of regular stethoscope cleaning.

Monitored Patients and Live Waves

If your patient is in a monitored bed, you can view the Live Waves directly in Web/VS by doing the following...


MD/RN Collaborative

Meeting Reminder

The next meeting of the MD/RN Collaborative will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in HM 4 & 5. For more information, please contact Chris Ng, M.D. or Peachy Hain, RN.


Bioethics Noon Conference on Caring for Risky Patients: February 20

James R. Klinenberg, M.D., Symposium on Rheumatic Diseases: March 8

Diabetes 2008: What's Hot and What's New: March 29


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