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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Sept. 28, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Pantoprazole as preferred PPI, change from Gamunexto Gammaked

Pharmacy focus

Pantoprazole (Protonix®) is now the preferred proton pump inhibitor and Gammaked® is being dispensed in place of Gamunex®.

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Meetings and events


Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

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

CME Newsletter - September 2012

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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Protect patients from harm by getting a flu shot

You wouldn't knowingly harm a patient. Yet many physicians put patients at risk each year by not getting their flu vaccination.

A number of research studies have demonstrated a correlation between unvaccinated healthcare workers and an increase in influenza-related patient mortality rates. And even though many healthcare workers believe they are protected from the flu through infection control measures, such as hand washing, nearly one in four of them shows serologic evidence of flu exposure even during a mild flu season.

Be sure to protect yourself and our patients from getting the flu. Physicians can receive a free flu shot at the following flu clinics.

  • Sept. 28
    • HMCC-6 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 1
    • HMA lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • HMCC-3 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 2
    • HMA lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Ray Charles Cafeteria Conference Room B from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Oct. 3-5
    • HMA lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • HMCC-3 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment for a flu vaccination, please call Employee Health Service at ext. 3-3322.