Sept. 4 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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First national nursing forum will be at CSMC on Oct. 19

Cedars-Sinai's nurses are leading the way in transforming American healthcare. Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, is co-directing the effort as vice chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine.

Make your diagnosis

History: A 22-year-old female with history of acute pre-B cell lymphoblastic leukemia, status-post chemotherapy and subsequent allogenic bone marrow transplant approximately two months prior to admission, presents with diarrhea, mild abdominal pain, and a rash on the palms and soles of her feet.

FDA updates regarding Intelence, orlistat, CellCept

The FDA has issued new safety information for the HIV drug Intelence, weight-loss drugs Alli and Xenical, and the immunosuppressant CellCept.

Dr. Randy Sherman performs surgery during an Operation Smile mission in Africa.

Non-profit's chief medical officer calls Cedars-Sinai home

Randy Sherman, M.D., spends most of his time at Cedars-Sinai doing reconstructive surgery on adult cancer and trauma patients. When he's in Vietnam, Ghana and Nicaragua, he's giving children with cleft lips and palates the ability to smile.

Rabbi to lead services in Harvey Morse

High Holiday services and classes are scheduled for later this month at Cedars-Sinai. Rabbi Jason Weiner will conduct both the services and classes.

Why Web/VS times out

HIPAA requires us to have a policy on the accessibility of patient records via computer and timeout periods. Based on external and internal security audit findings, recommendations and industry best practices, the timeout period is set at 10 minutes per the Cedars-Sinai security policy.


All medical staff members are invited to a welcome reception for Rabbi Jason Weiner, Cedars-Sinai's new Jewish Chaplain, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Refreshments will be served.

Study pinpoints toxin likely responsible for IBS

A toxin present in some bacteria that causes food poisoning is a possible culprit behind irritable bowel syndrome, researchers in the GI Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai have found.

Welcome Reception for Rabbi Jason Weiner -
Sept. 9

Rehabilitation Topics in the Management of Brain Injuries - Sept. 12

Advances in Multi-Specialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Symposium -
Sept. 12-13

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