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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 15, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Acetylcysteine Shortage, Benzocaine Product Risks

Pharmacy Focus

- Update to Fluoroquinolones Boxed Warning

- Shortage of Acetylcysteine 10% 100mg/ml Solution for Nebulization

- Benzocaine Topical Products: Risk of Methemoglobinemia

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Meetings and Events

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium
April 29

Annual Basketball Game
May 15

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop
Applications due June 1

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Grand Rounds

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Bar Code Medication System Continues to Rollout

A new bar coding medication system will be rolled out to all Med/Surg units by Tuesday, April 19, following a successful pilot program on the 7SW Rehab unit.

ICUs, the NICU and Pediatrics are scheduled to start using the barcodes starting Tuesday, May 17. Women's Services and Thalians will start on Tuesday, June 21, completing the housewide rollout of the new wristbands.

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Physician Orders and Documentation on CS-Link Goes Live Oct. 15

Physicians will start using CS-Link™ for entering and managing their orders with the launch of Inpatient Phase 3 (IP3) on Oct. 15.

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Attendings Invited to Apply for Two MEC Positions

At the end of this year, two member-at-large positions will expire on the Medical Executive Committee. These spots are now open for election to Attending category members.  

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2 Minutes With ... M. Jonathon Solnik, M.D.

M. Jonathon Solnik, M.D.

M. Jonathon Solnik, M.D., is co-director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, acting director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, and an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai.

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Added to the 'Circle'

March Circle of Friends Honorees Announced

Eighty-seven physicians were among the nearly 100 people honored by the Circle of Friends program this past month.

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Save the Date for the Great Debate on April 28

Mark your calendar for April 28 at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C as two Cedars-Sinai surgical residents compete for the Morgenstern Trophy, a cash prize and Cedars-Sinai immortality at the Eighth Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition.

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New Paradigms in Vehicular Placement

Bloom M.D., Leo & Bialystock M.D., Nathan

The recent growth of our medical staff has led to a fascinating display of different parking techniques in the physician parking areas. While these varied techniques represent the rich diversity of our medical center, some of the medical staff have been unable to master or to appreciate them.

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Volume Surge Reflects Confidence in Cedars-Sinai

The surge in patient volume we've experienced since January has had a significant impact on medical staff and employees throughout the Medical Center – including not only those involved directly in patient care, but all of you whose support is crucial to providing high quality, compassionate care for our patients.

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