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Coming This Summer: Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: Independence Day fireworks and Smokey Robinson at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2, and Sand 'N' Snore on Sept. 11.

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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 - February 2015 (PDF)


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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Cedars-Sinai Launches Inpatient Hospice Program

To help ensure that Cedars-Sinai patients who are experiencing acute symptoms at the end of life receive the best care possible, Cedars-Sinai has launched an inpatient hospice program, effective Feb. 10. The program is designed to provide comfort-oriented care in the hospital, after a patient enrolls in hospice, if they are having acute symptoms that cannot be managed adequately in a setting other than the hospital.

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New POLST Alert Appears in CS-Link

A new best-practice alert has been added to CS-Link™ regarding completion of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms for patients with Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders.

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U.S. News 'Best Hospitals' Physician Survey

From Chris Ng, MD, Chief of Staff

In addition to its annual sampling of physicians, U.S. News & World Report also conducts a survey via Doximity, a free online professional network for physicians. Please consider registering with Doximity before the survey ends on Feb. 27.

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CS-Link Tip: Changes Aimed at Boosting Efficiency

To increase your efficiency in CS-Link™, changes went into effect on Feb. 10. Please read the email you received on Feb. 9 outlining these changes for ambulatory users.

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Night at the Aquarium a Whale of a Time

Medical staff members and their families enjoyed dinner and a sleepover adventure at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach on Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Here Is Your Chance to Honor a Deserving Nurse

Online nominations for the 2014 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses will be accepted from Feb. 16-March 13. This annual award is given on behalf of the medical staff to a Cedars-Sinai nurse who exemplifies professionalism, clinical excellence and caring.

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How to Use Medication Orders in CS-Link

Nursing Communications Should Not Be Used for Medication Orders

Proper use of nursing communications in CS-Link™ continues to be a challenge. Although nursing communications are technically orders, they do not activate any downstream services, such as pharmacy, radiology, respiratory therapy or nutrition. It is imperative that nursing communications never be used for medication orders.

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What to Do in Case of an Active Shooter

An active shooter situation is terrifying. However, being prepared for such a situation increases everyone's chance of survival. The recent shooting at a hospital in Boston is a reminder that we must always be ready to respond.

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Colleagues Remember Gayla Nielsen

Gayla Nielsen, RN, PhD, service line director for the Cedars-Sinai Emergency Department, died Feb. 2 following a long illness. Her colleagues called her a remarkable professional who was empathetic and generous.


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PRISM Prize Offered for Scientific Breakthroughs

Cedars-Sinai has established a prize to be awarded annually to a scientist who has made a remarkable discovery or provided a critical medical or scientific insight within the five preceding years. All Cedars-Sinai physicians and faculty investigators are eligible for the $10,000 Prize for Research In Scientific Medicine (PRISM prize). The deadline for nomination is April 1.

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