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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 3, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

New FDA alerts

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the following alerts:

- Maraviroc (Selzentry®) and hepatotoxicity

- Risk to children of secondary exposure of estradiol transdermal spray (Evamist®)

- Update: Boxed warning for perflutren lipid microsphere (Definity®)

- Boxed warning update for the entire class of TNF-alpha blockers

» Read more


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 - January 2012 (PDF)

Share Your News

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

Click here to share your news

Less than 30 days until CS-Link go-live

We are now less than 30 days away from the March 2 CS-Link™ go-live.If you have not signed up for your eight hours of CS-Link training, you need to do so now. You must complete training by March 2, 2012, in order to access CS-Link after March 2 to care for patients.

To sign-up for training, call (310) 423-2828 (option 7) or ext. 3-2828 (option 7) any time of the day. You also may complete the training registration form online at www.cslinkcentral.org. (The information will be sent to the registration staff who will sign the physician up for training).

First e-learning, then classroom training

We strongly encourage you to get familiar with CS-Link by completing the e-Learning modules (below) before attending instructor-led training. Each module takes only about 10-minutes to review and can be accessed at www.cslinkcentral.org.

  • Introduction to CS-Link
  • Navigators
  • Notes
  • Order Sets/Orders
  • In Basket

I completed training. Now what?

  • Practice, Practice, Practice (office hours)

    Practice your newly acquired skills during office hours in the Medical Staff Lounge (Plaza Level, Room 2810). Office hours are staffed by personnel, such as our CS-Link Physician Super Users, who possess an in-depth knowledge of CS-Link and Cedars-Sinai’s specific workflows.

    Office hours are available Monday through Friday.
    • 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. (except Friday)
  • More learning post training (workshop)

    You’ve completed your CS-Link training, however, you still have questions or want to learn more about certain topics such as order management. Attend a workshop!

    Workshops are hour-long sessions that will provide an indepth review of CS-Link functionality of special interest to physicians. Sessions will be offered in the Medical Staff Lounge (Room 2810) at the following times:
    • Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1p.m.

To find out more about Workshop topics, go to www.cslinkcentral.org or pick up a pocket card in the Medical Staff Lounge.

Got a question?

Contact Chief Medical Information Officer Paul Silka, MD, at Paul.Silka@cshs.org or send an email to AskCSLink@cshs.org.

CS-Link Physician eNews - Jan. 30 (PDF)