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CME Newsletter - May 2014


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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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the May 5 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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A Pause for Patient Safety

New Process Succeeds in Tests, Will Expand Housewide

Sometimes, the best solution is the simplest one. To help prevent the accidental removal of patient tubes and lines, a simple, three-step process, Pause-Clear-Go, has proven so successful that it is being rolled out across the medical center.

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Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

Congratulations to the more than 20 physicians who graduated this month from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. The program is aimed at training and motivating future leaders of the medical staff.

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CS-Link Tip: Borrowing SmartPhrases

This week's tip is from Jonas Green, MD, the associate medical director of Clinical Effectiveness at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. You can borrow other people's SmartPhrases in CS-Link™. This is very useful when you know a colleague has expertise in an area or has written some phrases covering a procedure or topic.

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Morgenstern Debaters to Tackle Robotics

Robotics in medicine is the subject of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. Kicking off the first Cedars-Sinai Founders Day, the debate will convene for its 11th year on Friday, June 6, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore Are on the Horizon

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: the Independence Day celebration at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3, and the Sand 'N' Snore sleepover on Sept. 5.

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Lupus, Antiphospholipid Work-Ups Offered

Two new panels available at Cedars-Sinai integrate the current International Society for Thrombosis and Hemostasis consensus criteria for evaluation of lupus anticoagulant and antiphospholipid syndrome.

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$8 Million NIH Grant to Fund Trial of Stroke Drug

Cedars-Sinai stroke intervention researchers have been informed that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, will award an $8 million grant to fund a multicenter Phase II clinical trial of an experimental drug for stroke.

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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. 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.

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