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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 7, 2013 | Archived Issues

P&T Committee Adds Medical-Grade Honey to Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

April's actions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include the addition of medical-grade honey to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising healthcare professionals against using magnesium sulfate injections for more than five to seven days to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - May 2013 (PDF)

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Unit Closures Continue as Part of Nurse Call System Replacement; 7SW Set to Close This Weekend

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the health, safety and satisfaction of our patients, Cedars-Sinai is replacing its current nurse call system with the Responder 5 Nurse Call System. The new system expands nurses' ability to monitor a variety of parameters and provides tools for real-time reporting and extractable data.

To allow for installation of the new system, units are being closed on a rotating basis for 14 days. The next unit scheduled for closure is 7 Southwest. As a result, 7SW rehab patients will be moved to available beds in 7 Southeast on Saturday, June 8. Patients who would routinely be admitted or transferred to 7SE on or after June 6 will be moved to available medical/surgical beds on other units.

Relocation back to 7SW is anticipated to take place Friday afternoon, June 21, pending inspection and permission to reopen.

Units expected to have the Responder 5 system installed this calendar year also include:

  • July 2013 – 7NE and 7NW
  • August 2013 – 8NE and 8NW
  • September 2013 – 4SE and 4SW
  • October 2013 – 8SE and 8SW

If you have any questions regarding these unit closures, please contact Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, at 310-423-5191 or burnesbolton@cshs.org, or Peachy Hain, RN, director of Medical, Surgical and Rehabilitation Nursing, at 310-423-6747 or peachy.hain@cshs.org.