June 12 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Medical-surgical unit to move Friday

The surgical ICU moved to its new home on 5 SCCT earlier this week as part of a plan to add beds and separate it from the newly created neuro-surgical intensive care unit.

Nuclear imaging studies may be affected

There is a worldwide shortage of Technetium-99, as well as other medical radionuclides. This may impact some nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology studies.

P&T Committee approvals released

Among other items, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee released physician guidelines for neuraxial anesthesia, and created an order set for hypothermia and normothermia.


Medication Use to launch July 25

On July 25, Cedars-Sinai will launch the first of CS-Link's clinical applications - CS-Link Medication Use.

Physicians take part in annual meeting

Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., wearing green at left, takes part in the cardiovascular research session.

Hundreds of Central and Eastern European scientists have gained insight into the best research practices since Cedars-Sinai started a training program in 2003.

Through a consortium formed with six countries in the region, Cedars-Sinai has been helping physicians, researchers and scientists share discoveries and develop ways to better care for patients.

How to use the QuickLook display

The "QuickLook" view organizes the latest results on file for the current patient for a variety of common lab tests.


Magazine cites research, hereditary detection programs

Cedars-Sinai was selected as one of the nation's top treatment centers for gynecologic oncology by Contemporary OB/Gyn magazine.

CSMC among few labs to do urine screening

Cedars-Sinai Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is among the few labs in the country offering a urine test that can give physicians answers when a standard prostate cancer screening comes back negative but disease is still suspected.

Ethics Noon Conference - June 17

Sand N' Snore - July 17


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