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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 16, 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warning About Ziprasidone

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the Dec. 2 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that the antipsychotic drug ziprasidone is associated with a rare but serious skin reaction.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - January 2015


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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High Flu Activity Hits Cedars-Sinai

Flu activity is particularly high at Cedars-Sinai, and the medical center is experiencing a surge in the number of patients presenting with flu and other respiratory illness in the Emergency Department.

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Gordon Discusses Presidential Maladies Jan. 21

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and medical staff welcome Leo Gordon, MD, as keynote speaker presenting "Hail to the Chief Complaint! Memorable Maladies from the Oval Office." The event will take place Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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King Day Celebration Set for Jan. 19

Cedars-Sinai will hold its 13th annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a program Monday, Jan. 19, from noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The event will feature Clarence B. Jones, LLB, who served as an adviser to King, assisting in the drafting of the celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech.
 

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CS-Link Tip: Proxy Access

This week's tip is from chief of staff Chris Ng, MD. My CS-Link™ is a valuable tool for involving patients in their care. As of Jan. 13, 2015, we can now grant My CS-Link "proxy access" to caregivers.

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Open House Jan. 29 Celebrates Transplant Center

All employees, volunteers and medical staff members are invited to a celebration of the new Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 7-10 a.m. The open house will include a breakfast, remarks, tours and gift giveaway.

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Conference on Brain Death Is Jan. 18

A conference on Sunday, Jan. 18, will address brain death and ways to discuss the condition with patients' families. Among the speakers will be Rabbi Jason Weiner, senior rabbi and manager of the Cedars-Sinai Spiritual Care Department.

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Night at the Aquarium Set for Feb. 7

Medical staff members and their families are invited to a Night at the Aquarium, a dinner and sleepover at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 7 p.m.

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New Whole Blood Aggregometry Test Is Available

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has implemented whole blood aggregometry, a new and improved method for platelet function testing.

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Cedars-Sinai Doctors Help China Surgeons Go Solo

On their first medical mission to central China in 2011 to help orphans with anorectal malformations, Cedars-Sinai physicians and nurses performed life-saving surgeries that local doctors had never seen before. This fall, thanks to a series of innovations the team has implemented since then, Chinese surgeons and nurses were handling similar cases on their own.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 316 people in December. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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