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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 12, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

Protect Your Family and Your Patients with a Flu Shot

Physicians’ family members can receive free influenza vaccinations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, on the second floor of the Steven Spielberg Building. You must register by noon on Friday by calling (310) 423-9586. Members of the medical staff may get their free flu shot in Employee Health Services. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome.

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MEC Update

At its Nov. 1, 2010, meeting, the Medical Executive Committee revised the language in Section 11.3.2 of the Medical Staff Rules and Regulations; approved the search committee’s recommendation of Sarah Kilpatrick, M.D., as OB/Gyn department chair, and formed a nominating committee for medical staff secretary and treasurer.

MEC Morning After Report - November 2010


Meetings and Events

Run for Her
Nov. 14

Ethics Consultation: Harm or Healing 
Nov. 17

Arrhythmia Symposium at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Dec. 10

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Support Cancer Research This Sunday

You can still register to participate in the sixth annual Run for Her friendship walk this Sunday. The 5K run/walk, which supports ovarian cancer research, starts at 9 a.m. at Pan Pacific Park. 


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Attending Staff Can Obtain Access to CS-Link™

All Cedars-Sinai medical staff members can now use CS-Link™ to view clinical data in the new Electronic Health Record (EHR).

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Form Required Prior to Placing a Percutaneous Feeding Tube

Effective Monday, Nov. 15, Cedars-Sinai will require the completion of the Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Evaluation Form before placement of a percutaneous feeding tube – regardless of the type of tube and regardless of whether the procedure is performed in the GI lab, by Interventional Radiology or by Surgery.

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Medical Students Make Their Rounds at Annual Reception

Sixty-four medical students representing schools from around the country were introduced to what Cedars-Sinai offers its residents as part of the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception.


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Epocrates Essentials to Remain at Physicians' Fingertips

Cedars-Sinai has renewed its license for the full Epocrates Essentials package for all of members of the medical staff who have Blackberrys or iPhones.

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‘Plavix Resistance’ Test Available at Cedars-Sinai

Physicians now have a test at their disposal to determine if their patients have a resistance to the popular anti-platelet drug Plavix®. Cedars-Sinai is one of the few locations offering this test in the nation.

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