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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Sept. 11, 2015 | Archived Issues

New Calendar Is a Better Way to Find Events

Keeping track of medical staff events at Cedars-Sinai just got easier. A new medical staff calendar is available on the Cedars-Sinai website. It contains all the events that traditionally have appeared in the Meetings and Events section of Medical Staff Pulse, but the new calendar is easier to digest and contains useful new features.

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P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About DPP-4 Inhibitors, Canagliflozin

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about DPP-4 inhibitors and joint pain and has strengthened its warning about fracture risk with canagliflozin.

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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 - September 2015 (PDF)


Milestones

Gary Sugarman, MD, has died.

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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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Case Management Has Reason to Celebrate

The Cedars-Sinai Case Management Department will celebrate National Case Management Week from Oct. 12-16.

The Case Management office is in the South Tower, Plaza Level, near Starbucks.

The Case Management Department consists of registered nurse case managers, RN home health coordinators, master's-prepared social workers and support staff.

Case management is the process of assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating care across the patient continuum. The department's goals are to achieve quality, cost-effective outcomes, patient satisfaction and an appropriate use of resources.

The case managers and social workers partner with members of the multidisciplinary clinical team to manage length of stay along with leading daily progression of care rounds.

Attending physicians are an integral part of the discharge planning process, with an emphasis on planning for the day, planning for the stay and planning for discharge in a unit-based model.