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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - November 2016 (PDF)  


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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Ends Nov. 20

In an effort to reduce adverse antibiotic events and promote effective use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sponsoring Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, which runs through Sunday, Nov. 20. Every year, more than 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are related to antibiotic resistance, according to the CDC.

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Conference Participants Tackle End-of-Life Issues

More than 100 healthcare providers gathered Nov. 7 for an all-day conference to discuss the impact and implications of end-of-life care on clinicians and patients. The conference, Bridging the Gulf: Challenges of End-of-Life Care in California, was hosted by Cedars-Sinai, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC.

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New Guidelines for PCU Level of Care Begin Nov. 21

Cedars-Sinai is implementing new patient placement guidelines for Progressive Care Unit level of care beginning Monday, Nov. 21. The changes are expected to promote a more efficient process of assigning the appropriate level of patient care.

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Medical Staff Can Take Shot at Clippers Tickets

Medical staff will soon have an opportunity to win tickets to an NBA game thanks to Cedars-Sinai’s new partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers. Clippers tickets will be made available to Cedars-Sinai staff through a random drawing. Staff members may enter only once and can win only once this season.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 75 people in October. 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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Medical Units Relocate and Reopen to Improve Care

In an effort to improve patient care and to provide extra space and beds during high-volume periods, several medical units at Cedars-Sinai have relocated and reopened.

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Latest Techniques Emphasized in Ebola Drill


The Special Pathogen Response Team practiced the latest techniques for treating potential patients who contract Ebola. The quarterly drills help Cedars-Sinai continue to serve as a federally designated regional treatment center for Ebola and other highly infectious diseases.

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Karlan Receives Cancer Society Award

Capping a string of recent accolades for her discoveries related to ovarian cancer, Beth Karlan, MD, was honored earlier this month with an American Cancer Society Giants of Science award in Beverly Hills.

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Klein Gives 1st Sachs Lecture in Transplant Surgery

Andrew Klein, MD, was the inaugural speaker for The David Sachs Lecture in Transplant Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Oct. 13 and 14. Klein, director of the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, presented two lectures: "The Barbers of Civility" and "LA Confidential: Transplantation in Tinseltown."

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

See highlights of the October meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

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CS-Link Tip: Changing Screen Color

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As part of recent upgrades, screens for CS-Link™ have a new mint green color. If you don't like the color, it's easy to change. Go to the button on the top left of the screen. Scroll down to "personalize" and select "choose a theme."

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A Special Invitation for Night Shift Staff on Friday

Night shift staff and volunteers are invited to attend an early morning event on Friday to mark the community phase of the Campaign for Cedars-Sinai, the institution’s most ambitious fundraising effort to date with a goal of raising $600 million by 2018. So far, $494 million has been raised. The event will be held from 4-5 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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