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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 11, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

New FDA alerts

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued updates and warnings for phenytoin, fosphenytoin, dronedarone, aliskiren and other drugs.

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Physician news

David Rimoin, MD, PhD, named an American College of Physicians master, Ilana Cass, MD, selected for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship, a Kawasaki disease study by Moshe Arditi, MD, honored at conference, and Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD, received ALS Association award.

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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 - May 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.

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CS-Link update for physicians

The next phase of the CS-Link™ journey is "optimization." This means you will see changes designed to continue to help improve your efficiency.

Our medical staff and house officers have endured tremendous change with great success.  As always, your suggestions are welcome. A few tips and reminders follow:

Entering orders

When ordering a medication please make every attempt to locate the drug on an order set or order entry list.  Do not free text medications, doses and frequencies in the Administration Instruction or Comment section (F6) of another order.

To discontinue a medication or procedure, use the "Order Management"activity tab and use the "Discontinue" button.  Do not cancel medications or procedures using Administration Instruction or the Comment section (F6) of another order.

When entering Administration Instructions or Comments (in F6 section) in a medication order composer, please verify your orders with Nursing or Pharmacy personnel.

Please do not use Nursing Communication Orders to hold, discontinue medications or to start a new medication.

Printed prescriptions

Physicians need to sign prescriptions when printed on the units.  Electronic signatures are NOT in place nor is electronic routing to pharmacies. ePrescribing and eSignature can occur after the upgrade to EPIC version 2010.

"Self help"

There are several ways to help yourself to use CS-Link more effectively:

New navigator

There is a new navigator to improve the ease of pre and post procedural/surgical orders and documentation. See the April 27 issue of Pulse for a review or go to the Physician Resource Center in Room 2806 for personalized instruction.

 

CS-Link Update for Physicians - May 2012 (PDF)