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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 9, 2014 | Archived Issues

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - May 2014


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Replacement of Nurse Call System Closes 5 SW

To help further enrich the health, safety and satisfaction of our patients, Cedars-Sinai will replace its current nurse call system with the Responder 5 Nurse Call System on 5 Southwest. The new system advances nurses' ability to monitor a variety of parameters and provides tools for real-time reporting and extractable data.

In addition, the flooring will be replaced in the entire unit as part of renovation efforts.

To complete this work, 5 Southwest is closed for the next three weeks. The closure began Wednesday, May 7. Medical patients routinely admitted and transferred to 5 Southwest will be placed in any available medical beds.

Patient rooms 5925, 5927, 5929 and 5931 — negative-pressure rooms — will be affected by this closure, and patients requiring negative-pressure rooms will be placed in other available negative-pressure rooms.

The unit is expected to reopen May 30, pending inspection, permission to reopen and housewide census.

If you have any questions regarding your patients or the work being performed, please contact Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, at 310-423-5191 or burnesbolton@cshs.org, or Peachy Hain, RN, director of Medical, Surgical and Rehabilitation Nursing, at 310-423-6747 or peachy.hain@cshs.org.