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P and T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Alglucosidase Alfa, Methoxy Polyethylene Glycol-Epoetin Beta

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the Oct. 7 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about alglucosidase alfa and methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta.

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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 - December 2014 (PDF)


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.

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Improvements Made to Inpatient CT Scan Ordering

Two out of three inpatient CT scans are ordered as STAT, and there has been no way to prioritize these requests. As a result, there have been delays in care for patients who truly need urgent CT imaging. Therefore, ordering options in CS-Link™ have been enhanced.

There are now three categories of priority:

  • Normal (default)
  • Expedite
  • STAT

The expected completion time for STAT CT scan is four hours or less. Expedited CT is expected to be done within eight hours. Routine CT is expected to be done within 16 hours. 

When selecting Expedite or STAT, you will be asked to indicate the reason.

For more detailed information, please visit CS-Link Central.