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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

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CME Newsletter - September 2012

MD hand hygiene compliance hits all-time high at Cedars-Sinai

With physicians routinely tapping on their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices throughout the day, proper hand hygiene is more important than ever to help ensure patient safety. The good news is that physician hand hygiene compliance has been sustained at more than 90 percent at Cedars-Sinai since July 2011 and even reached an all-time high of 96 percent in July 2012.

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End-of-life expert to speak at Cedars-Sinai on Sept. 28

An expert who has created and studied videos to empower patients and families regarding end-of-life decisions will speak at the Department of Medicine grand rounds on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Buy an iced coffee, support ovarian cancer research

Stop by Los Angeles-area 7-Eleven stores through Sunday, Sept. 30, and support run for her® and ovarian cancer research at Cedars-Sinai.



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MedExpo aimed at community physicians

Cedars-Sinai Health Associates members get 50 percent discount

Physician Sales & Services is hosting a medical expo focused on helping physicians increase revenue, decrease costs and work more efficiently. The expo is planned for Thursday, Oct. 11, at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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Annual Medical Student Reception set for Oct. 23

All medical staff members are invited to attend the annual Arthur I. Johnson, MD, Medical Student Reception on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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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.




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Pharmacists validating medication lists for high-risk patients

By Rita Shane, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP
Director, Pharmacy Services

In order to ensure the accuracy of the patient's medication list and prevent drug-related problems across the transitions of care, pharmacists have been validating the "prior to admission" medication lists for high-risk patients.  

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Breast cancer awareness events at Cedars-Sinai

Throughout October, Cedars-Sinai will be hosting events to raise awareness about breast health. Please feel free to attend and share this information with your patients. 



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