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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 11, 2013 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions Removed From Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

Due to the risks associated with the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions, and the availability of safer and equally efficacious alternatives, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has approved the removal of Hespan from the formulary.

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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 - October 2013 (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 Tip: Frequent Medication Management

This week's tip comes from Dani Hackner, MD.

Physicians might need medications available at the bedside for a procedure. They should order the medications as they usually would.

In the Comments section, they should say, "Have Available at Bedside" and can further communicate their intentions to the nurses by adding, for example, "I plan to be there at 3 p.m. to insert a trach."

This is NOT a case for Nursing Communication Orders. Nursing Communication Orders Should NOT be used for medications.

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