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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 6, 2016 | Archived Issues

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 - May 2016 (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 submit your milestones and comments.

Pilot Program Helps Decrease Antibiotic Overuse

A recent Cedars-Sinai initiative is already showing promise in combating a rising global health threat — drug-resistant infections, largely due to overuse of antibiotics. In four pilot programs, the Antimicrobial Stewardship team's two-pronged approach has led to a 35 percent drop in antibiotic therapies.

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VP of Research Appointed, Starts in June

Nicole Leonard

Nicole Leonard has been appointed vice president of Research. She assumes her post June 6. At Cedars-Sinai, Leonard will oversee a host of teams that will include Sponsored Research and Funds Administration, Comparative Medicine, Research Facilities, Research Compliance and Quality Improvement.


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Kroener, Lange Win Clinical Fellows Award

Clinical Fellows Award

Two physicians striving to solve medical conundrums at opposite ends of the human lifespan have won this year's Cedars-Sinai Clinical Fellows Award for Excellence in Research. The award, which carries a $3,000 prize, is designed to encourage clinical and laboratory-based translational research by clinical fellows. The winners were Lindsay Kroener, MD, and David Lange, MD.

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CS-Link Tip: Add Documentation to an Encounter

cs-link logo

You need to add documentation to an encounter in CS-Link. You can look up the patient by name, go to chart review and search encounters. Then simply right-click on the encounter you want to edit.

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Centralized Monitoring Center Expands Space, Care

Centralized monitoring center

The Centralized Monitoring Center is expanding in size and capability. The inpatient and observation cardiac monitoring center will move on May 10 to Saperstein, Mezzanine level, room M10. The new space will be able to monitor the heart rhythms of an additional 66 patients and up to a maximum of 352 patients.

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Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

Hollywood Bowl

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the legendary band Chicago. The event on Sunday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members.

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Changes in Warnings, Labels for Aripiprazole, Metformin, Fluconazole, Brintellix

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding reports of impulse-control issues with the use of aripiprazole. Also, the FDA has revised the labeling for metformin and is evaluating a study that shows there is a possible increased risk of miscarriage with the use of oral fluconazole. And the agency has approved the name change of the antidepressant Brintellix to Trintellix.

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