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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 8, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

P&T Decisions Posted

Pharmacy Focus

Learn about P&T decisions and pertinent agenda topics by clicking on the PDF below. Highlights include: pulmonary recommendations on the use of Xopenex® (levoalbuterol) and bronchodilator orders, updated 2011 Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Empiric Treatment Recommendations, and revisions to the STATIN automatic substitution table.

P&T Decisions (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Imaging Written Orders Required as of Aug. 15

In an effort to promote patient safety, the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center will require written orders, with clinical indications, on all imaging studies beginning Aug. 15. This assures that your patient will receive the correct study.

Specifically, a "written order" is a statement of the procedure/test requested with the ordering physician's signature. (Hand–written, electronic and stamped signatures as well the Imaging Center's Online Request to Schedule are all acceptable.) Clinical signs and/or symptoms along with their duration also should be included.

Your assistance and understanding as the Imaging Center implements this new process is greatly appreciated.

The Imaging Center will do everything possible to prevent inconvenience to patients and will work diligently with physician offices to make this go smoothly for all.