June 13 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Physicians Encouraged to Take CME Online Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the 2008 CME (Continuing Medical Education) Needs Assessment Survey. To access the online survey now through June 30, click here.

MEC Update

Magnet Re-Designation Survey Set for July 28-31

The American Nurses Credentialing Center will conduct its Magnet Excellence in Nursing re-designation survey at Cedars-Sinai from July 28-31. Surveyors will be meeting with staff, including physicians, during their survey. For more information, please click here.


Pharmacy Focus

Physician Guideline for Intravenous Abciximab

The Division of Neurosurgery & Pharmacy Services has issued a physician guideline for intravenous Abciximab (Reopro). Please click here to access a PDF version of the new guideline.



The Procedure Center is Relocating!

Procedure Center/PICC Service Moves to New Location in South Tower Rm 5725

The Procedure Center's new location will be in full operation on Monday, June 16. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the phone number is (310) 423-1763. More information to come in future issues of Pulse.

Interrupting a signaling pathway in macrophages in laboratory mice had the opposite effect researchers expected, but opened the possibility of a new approach to treating Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent journal article by a Cedars-Sinai research scientist.
Blood-borne macrophages home in on an amyloid-laden blood vessel in an Alzheimer's mouse

Patient Memos

Web/VS supports different kinds of user-maintainable memos. Memos can be used to annotate a patient record with reminders to self or other team members, follow-up issues, reports or results that need to be checked after a handoff.


David V. Cossman, M.D., recently returned from a two-week tour of duty as a volunteer vascular surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He followed 21 other members of the Society for Vascular Surgery who volunteered to serve at the military hospital.

Imaging Case of the Month

An 86-year-old woman with history of poorly controlled diabetes, hypertension and lymphoma presents with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting and fever that began in the last 24 hours.

Ethics Conference: June 18

Plastic Surgery Day: June 28

Sand N' Snore Event: July 18


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