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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

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

CME Newsletter - May 2013 (PDF)

Cedars-Sinai Will Hold First PhD Graduation on June 11

Arthur Rubenstein, MB BCh, Will Deliver Commencement Address

Take a look around the Cedars-Sinai campus, and some of the biggest changes of the past year are easy to see. Ask Leon G. Fine, MD, what the biggest advance at Cedars-Sinai has been in the last year, and he points to one that isn't as visible.

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CS-Link Tip: Editable SmartLinks

This week's CS-Link™ Tip comes from Lisa Masson, MD, associate medical director of Ambulatory Clinical Systems, EIS. She spent the last two weeks as staff of the Faculty Inpatient Service and reminds us that a review of the basics is good for all physicians from time to time.

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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.

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Longtime Emergency Co-Chair Retiring - But Not From Patients

After serving as co-chair of the Emergency Department at Cedars-Sinai for 26 years, during which he oversaw the expansion of the department and helped lead it into the digital age, James Loftus, MD, is stepping down from his administrative duties. He will remain on the Cedars-Sinai medical staff, however, and will continue his favorite part of working in the ED – seeing patients.

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July Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

July has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families. The first of them is less than a month away.



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Kabbalat Shabbat Services Start This Today

Beginning June 7, a weekly celebration of the Sabbath will be held at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. The Kabbalat Shabbat service (literally, "welcoming the Sabbath") will be 15 minutes of songs, psalms, prayer and Torah reflections.

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Cedars-Sinai Team Performs More Than 100 Operations During Guatemala Mission

When the team from Cedars-Sinai arrived at the small town of Joyabaj, Guatemala, the only medical facility was a single labor-and-delivery room in an otherwise empty building. A day later, the group of 85 volunteers had created a small hospital from the equipment they brought with them, complete with an operating room, a recovery room, and a clinic to see and treat patients.

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Innovator of Heart Valve Repair Receives Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's Corday Prize in Heart Research

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has honored the physician widely known as  the leading pioneer in modern mitral heart valve repair, Alain Carpentier, MD, PhD, with the second annual Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research.

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Outpatient Pharmacy to Open in Pavilion

The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion's Outpatient Pharmacy will open next month on the Plaza Level. The pharmacy's state-of-the-art technology will enable pharmacists to spend more time counseling patients and supporting their medication management needs.

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