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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)

MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the Oct. 7 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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Annual Meeting of Medical Staff Is Oct. 21

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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CS-Link Tip: Frequent Medication Management

Physicians might need medications available at the bedside for a procedure. 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."

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New Cancer Genome Sequencing Offers Physicians Ability to Tailor Treatments

A new DNA sequencing test that scans 50 genes for 2,800 cancer-related mutations – thus offering oncologists greater precision in the selection of treatment options – is now available at Cedars-Sinai.

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Learn About the Next Medical Mission to Guatemala on Oct. 20

Would you like to participate in a medical mission in Guatemala? A team of volunteers is planning to aid residents of the Central American country May 18-26, 2014. Those interested in learning more about this opportunity are invited to an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in ECC-C.

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How the Medical Library Affects Patient Care

As clinicians work to integrate the best evidence into clinical decision making to improve patient care, the library's role increases exponentially in terms of providing consultative services coupled with the latest technology to effectively retrieve, filter and organize the increasing body of relevant literature for medical staff members.

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Flu Shots Now Offered at Off-Campus Locations

Be sure to protect yourself and our patients from getting the flu this year. Cedars-Sinai is offering free flu shots for employees, volunteers and members of the medical staff now through Dec. 30.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 164 people in September. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Most Who Qualify for Lifesaving Heart Treatment Do Not Receive It

A new study of patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest shows the majority who qualified to receive potentially lifesaving treatment did not receive it.

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