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Highlights from Sept. 12 MEC Meeting

At its Sept. 12 meeting, the Medical Executive Committee approved amendments to the Rules and Regulations for the medical staff and allied health professionals.

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In Memoriam

The following members of the medical staff were remembered at September's MEC meeting:

- Harold M. Holland, MD (1922-2011)

- Howard Bierman, MD (1915-2011)

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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - September 2011 (PDF)

Protect your Patients - Get your Flu Shot

Free Flu Vaccinations Now Available

Cedars-Sinai is offering free flu vaccinations to all physicians at various locations on and off-campus. Simply bring your ID badge with you and roll up your sleeve!

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Calling Code Sepsis!

New Best Practice Test-of-Change to go Live Sept. 19 to Ensure Rapid Response to Sepsis Cases

To further improve our care for patients suffering severe sepsis or septic shock, Cedars-Sinai has developed a new "Code Sepsis" order set and protocols. Available beginning Monday, Sept. 19, this order set will help ensure that patients with suspected sepsis will have immediate blood cultures drawn and antibiotics administered quickly - with the goal of one hour or less.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for August

Forty-nine people were honored by the Circle of Friends program in August, including 29 physicians.

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Maximum Daily Dose of Acetaminophen Reduced to 3000mg in CS-Link

Pharmacy Focus

In August, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Division announced that they will be reducing the maximum daily dose on their acetaminophen products from 4000mg to 3000mg per day.

In other news, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee released its August approvals.

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Singapore Surgical Trip Puts Local Residents in the 'Fire'

There are various levels of medical training in the United States, but physicians obtain their most diverse education during residency or fellowship. An Indonesian woman with Crohn's disease, who sought treatment at Cedars-Sinai, wanted to bring that experience to physicians in Singapore.

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Help from Hollywood for High Holidays Sermons

Cedars-Sinai Chaplain Gets Feedback from 'Mad Men' Writer

Stand in front of a congregation in the age of Twitter, Facebook and 100,000 iPad apps and there's no way around it – that's a tough room. So with two important sermons on the horizon – Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on Sept. 28, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Oct. 7 – some local rabbis were willing to accept help.

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Study Finds Distance from Ground Zero Key in PTSD Rates


The sight of two planes crashing into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, will forever be engraved in the minds of Americans. But for individuals who were within a block of Ground Zero on that day, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an issue they may be dealing with for a very long time, according to a study co-authored by Anand Pandya, MD, interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai.

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Standing Tall

Cedars-Sinai Surgeon Helps Woman Find Relief from Severe Dystonia, Scoliosis

Frank Acosta Jr., MD, spends enough time in the operating room to know that sometimes things don't go his way. But, like his Cedars-Sinai colleagues, such abnormalities don't necessarily deter Acosta from taking on complex cases.

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