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Recognition for Delioukina, Gregory, Lepor, Pisarska

Physician News

Maria L. Delioukina, MD, will speak at the Greater Los Angeles Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Blood Cancer Conference; Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH, has been awarded a grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; Norman Lepor, MD, has been named American College of Cardiology governor-elect for Southern California; and Margareta D. Pisarska, MD, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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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 - January 2014 (PDF)


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Hospital Visitors Required to Wear Masks

All visitors to Cedars-Sinai are now required to wear an isolation mask when visiting patients in inpatient areas, PACUs and the Emergency Department.

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ICD-10 Introductory Sessions Scheduled

Physicians can learn about the new ICD-10 coding system at three information sessions in February and March. The ICD-10 general information sessions will take place Tuesday, Feb. 18; Wednesday, March 19; and Thursday, March 20.

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CS-Link Tip: Website Improvements

You know that feeling. You remember that you saw a tip on how to do something in CS-Link™, but where is that email or piece of paper? You can find those tips, and more, at cslinkcentral.org

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Removing Fall Precautions Can Trip Up a Patient

MDs Are Asked to Consult With Nursing Before Ordering Changes

Enough Cedars-Sinai physicians have mistakenly taken patients off fall precautions that the Quality Council Falls Collaborative wants to make sure all members of the clinical care team are on the same page. Patients say they are more likely to stay in bed and ask their nurse for help going to and from the bathroom if their physicians remind them not to get up without assistance.

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New Mechanism for Capturing DNAR Data

In mid-December, a new functionality was introduced into CS-Link™ related to entering a Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) order.

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Night at the Museum Takes Place Feb. 28

Medical staff members and their families are invited to A Night at the Museum, a dinner and sleepover at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, on Friday, Feb. 28.

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Cedars-Sinai Honors King With Words, Music

It was standing room only during Cedars-Sinai's 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Jan. 20 in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Author and law professor Patricia J. Williams gave a well-received keynote speech, and Grammy-nominated singer Lalah Hathaway performed. The medical staff helped sponsor the celebration.

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Cedars-Sinai Innovation Helps Patients in China

With help from a Cedars-Sinai medical team, surgeons in Luoyang, China, have become proficient at a procedure to correct anorectal malformations in children. And thanks to an enterprising solution by the Cedars-Sinai doctors, the Chinese surgeons now have an affordable alternative to a muscle stimulator needed to do the job.

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Starbucks Extends Hours, Is Now Open Sunday

The Starbucks at Cedars-Sinai has expanded its hours of operation. It has added Sunday hours of 6 a.m.-1 p.m., so it is now open seven days a week. In addition, it will remain open until 10 p.m. on weekdays.

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300 Attend Regenerative Medicine Gathering

More than 300 medical experts from around the world participated in the third annual Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Scientific Symposium, making it the best-attended meeting in the series. Organized in conjunction with Cell, a leading scientific journal, the three-day meeting addressed the topic "Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease."

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PCEA Order Set Changed; FDA Issues Warnings

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has reduced the approved concentration of an epidural pain medication. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about some sodium phosphate medications and acetaminophen. The agency also added to the lists of contraindicated medications and drug interactions for Victrelis (boceprevir).

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