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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)


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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the Aug. 4 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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New Alerts Implemented in CS-Link

New "passive alerts" have been turned on in CS-Link™ to serve as reminders for health maintenance and preventive care documentation. The alerts pertain only to physicians who use CS-Link in their office and who serve a primary care function, including those in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Nephrology.

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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.

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New Outpatient Transplant Center to Open Soon

Transplant physicians are preparing to see patients in Cedars-Sinai's new Comprehensive Transplant Center outpatient facility shortly after Labor Day. "This facility represents such a huge benefit to our transplant patients, who will now have access to all of their transplant physicians and many of their support services in one location," said Andrew S. Klein, MD, director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center.

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Risk Is Low, but Know Ebola Recommendations

There is currently a large outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is extremely low, healthcare providers should be aware of the clinical presentation of Ebola illness in individuals who have returned within 21 days from areas where outbreaks of Ebola have been confirmed.

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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 5

Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 5, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

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Resident Credits Teaching in Car-Crash Response

Danielle Thomas, MD, had no idea that a drive to her parents in San Diego would suddenly lead to a chance to use her training from the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program. But that's what happened, as she found herself leaping into action at the scene of a car crash.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for July

The Circle of Friends program honored 131 people in July. 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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