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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 28, 2014 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


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 - February 2014


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.

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CS-Link to Include PEG Placement Orders

Need a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)? Orders for PEG placement will be available in CS-Link™ starting March 13. This is merely a replacement for the original paper order form.

Please note that to schedule a PEG by GI or Interventional Radiology, or in the ICU, the electronic order needs to be placed in CS-Link by either the attending physician or the gastroenterologist.

The PEG order will include the same evaluation and appropriateness questions. PEG placement in patients with certain conditions (e.g., those with end-stage dementia) is included in the metric as part of the Quality Council's fiscal year 2014 goal to eliminate harm at the end of life. Patients with any of the conditions listed in the order that are a relative or absolute contraindication to PEG placement will undergo secondary review by a gastroenterologist before the procedure is scheduled.