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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 7, 2014 | Archived Issues

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 - November 2014 (PDF)


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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TJC Tidbits: Donning and Doffing PPE

The Joint Commission is due to visit before the end of the year, and there are only a few eligible weeks remaining. We will be notified early on the Monday morning of the surveyors' arrival, so look for this notification by email.

This tidbit describes the proper sequence for putting on (donning) and removing (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE).

Please note that this is NOT for use with Ebola patients, but rather for standard contact precautions.

Please review the steps outlined below, and/or watch this YouTube video.

Sequence for putting on (donning) PPE:

  1. Hand hygiene
  2. Gown
  3. Mask or respirator (as necessary)
  4. Goggles or face shield (as necessary)
  5. Gloves

Sequence for removing (doffing) PPE:

  1. Gloves
  2. Goggles or face shield
  3. Gown
  4. Mask or respirator
  5. Hand hygiene

For your reference, here are links to other TJC Tidbits:

TJC Tidbits No. 3: Nurse communication orders (Oct. 24, 2014)

TJC Tidbits No. 2: Practical reminders (Oct. 10, 2014)

TJC Tidbits No. 1: Key hospital programs/initiatives (Sept. 26, 2014)

TJC Quick Reference for Medical Staff (PDF)