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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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Normal Operations for Flu Precautions Resume

From Christopher S. Ng, MD, Neil Romanoff, MD, and Rekha Murthy, MD

Due to the exemplary efforts put forth in the past several weeks, we have seen a significant decline in the number of people with flu-like illness at the medical center, and we have not had any flu-related deaths in the past two weeks. On Feb. 23, we returned to our previous flu control policy level as implemented last fall.

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March 11 Talk to Cover Healthcare Reform's Effects

Do you know how insurers will judge the value of care that you provide and how this will affect your practice? Scott Weingarten, senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer, will discuss these questions at the first in a series of lectures on population health sponsored by the medical staff. The event will take place Tuesday, March 11, from 5-7 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Two CME credits will be awarded.
 

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Falling to Zero

Cedars-Sinai Achieves Zero Patient Falls With Renewed Efforts

Taking a major step forward in fall prevention, Cedars-Sinai achieved zero patient falls for the week ending Jan. 24, and only three falls the following week.

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Take the MD/RN Satisfaction Survey by March 7

Collaborative Seeks Input on CS-Link, Patient Safety

This year's MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey is going on now through March 7. Visit cedars-sinai.edu/MDRNsurvey to share your opinions. Responses are completely confidential.

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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.

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ICD-10 Awareness Sessions Scheduled

Physicians can learn about the new ICD-10 coding system at information sessions in March. The hourlong CME sessions will take place March 18-20.

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CS-Link Tip: Filtering Notes

You might want to see just your own notes in CS-Link™ – not only the ones you wrote, but any you touched. If that's what you usually want to see, you can make your own filter based on notes to which you contributed, and make it a default filter.

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Research Day Abstracts Available as Book

Research abstracts for posters presented Jan. 17 at Research Day V have been compiled into an 86-page book. It is available as a PDF; click the "Read more" or visit the Cedars-Sinai Medical Library archives.
 

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FDA Eyes Saxagliptin Risk; Victrelis Label Changed

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested clinical trial data from the manufacturer of saxagliptin to investigate a possible association between use of the Type 2 diabetes drug and heart failure. Also, the FDA said the label of the hepatitis C drug Victrelis has been updated to include information about serious reported cases of pancytopenia, and to add a virologic futility rule.

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