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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 15, 2014 | Archived Issues

P and T Approvals, Tramadol Change, Warnings About Promacta and Sporanox

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June 3 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, tramadol is now being managed as a controlled substance, and the federal government has released a warning about Promacta and a list of contraindications for Sporanox.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - August 2014 (PDF)


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

Click here to share your news

CS-Link Tip: Using the After-Visit Summary

We learned back in 2003 that patients forget up to 80 percent of what we have told them immediately after they leave our office. Almost half of what they do remember, they remember incorrectly.

We should write it down. With CS-Link™, we are providing our patients with an after-visit summary (AVS). To make the AVS meaningful, add in your specific patient instructions. This improves patient satisfaction, especially if you discuss the AVS with the patient. Providing patient instructions is now a component of meaningful use criteria.

To add instructions to the AVS, click "Patient Instructions" on the left side of your navigator and start typing.

You can schedule physician efficiency training at your office by emailing Alex Bram at alex.bram@cshs.org or Lisa Masson, MD, at lisa.masson@cshs.org.

Click here for more CS-Link training updates for physicians.