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P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDs, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.

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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 - July 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.

Important Changes Coming for Web/VS

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you of significant upcoming changes to Web/VS. As of Monday, Aug. 3, Web/VS will be accessible only from within CS-Link™. Direct login access to Web/VS for physicians will be disabled. You will still be able to use Web/VS as an alternate viewing platform and for retrieval of clinical information recorded prior to 2007.

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Notes, 'Fat Tab' Among CS-Link Updates

Several improvements were added recently to CS-Link™, including the ability to write notes via Haiku and Canto. Please note one change in particular: All order functions now are grouped into one "fat tab" called "Manage Orders."

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Where There's Smokey, There's Fireworks

About 480 medical staff members and their families joined the crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on July 2 for a night of patriotic music, fireworks and a performance by Motown legend Smokey Robinson.

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Nominations Sought for Pioneer in Medicine Award

Deadline for Submissions Is Aug. 10

Attending physicians on the medical staff are encouraged to nominate a candidate for the 2015 Pioneer in Medicine award. This award is given to a member of the medical staff who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Aug. 10.

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Physicians Educate About End-of-Life Plans

Two Cedars-Sinai physicians are among those determined to bring about a significant increase in the number of Los Angeles residents who have discussed their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones, physicians and others, and written them down in an Advance Healthcare Directive. This goal brought Jonas Green, MD, MPH, and Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA, to a recent discussion of the subject at Temple Isaiah.

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ICD-10 Sessions for Physicians Set for Aug. 17-20

ICD-10 educational sessions for physicians are scheduled for Monday-Thursday, Aug. 17-20. These CME activities will provide physicians with information on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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Clinical Documentation Course Continues Aug. 4

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" that meets the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. The Aug. 4 session takes place from from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in PEC 8. Participants need to attend just one session. Two continuing medical education credits will be available.

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Cedars-Sinai Brings Urgent Care to Culver City

Cedars-Sinai is expanding its urgent care services to Culver City with a new facility that will offer convenient and affordable medical care for adults and children seven days a week. The new Cedars-Sinai Urgent Care, at 10100 Culver Blvd., opened June 24.

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Use New Reflex Test for Ionized Calcium

Attention frequent users of calcium testing: Please order an ionized calcium reflex test, not ionized calcium directly. On June 30, the Core Lab began offering a reflex to ionized calcium when total calcium is abnormal. In the vast majority of instances, this reflex should be ordered instead of ionized calcium directly.

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CS-Link Tip: Care Everywhere Data Reconciliation

Another milestone toward "one patient, one record" went live this month. New alerts in the chart indicate there is new data from outside sources to reconcile.

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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 11

Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 11, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

The Circle of Friends program honored 249 people in June. 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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