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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Sept. 9, 2016 | Archived Issues

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 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.

Staff Urged to Get Free Flu Shot by Oct. 14

Help Cedars-Sinai protect patients, visitors and colleagues by getting an annual flu vaccination by Friday, Oct. 14. This year, staff working in all patient care areas, including the Medical Network, and those who have business at the main medical center will be required to be vaccinated.

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Community Resources Fair to Highlight Services

Cedars-Sinai is sponsoring its first Community Resources Fair this month in an effort to better inform doctors, nurses, social workers and other clinicians about the wealth of resources available to help patients. The event will be held Monday, Sept. 19.

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Precision Health Partnership to Launch Sept. 16

Cedars-Sinai staff members are invited to the launch of Cedars-Sinai Precision Health, a partnership of scientists, clinicians and industry, on Friday, Sept. 16, from noon-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The partnership’s goal is to drive development of the newest technology and best research, coupled with the finest clinical practice, to rapidly deliver precise and personalized healthcare solutions to patients.

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Resident to Serve as White House Fellow

Cedars-Sinai resident neurosurgeon Lindsey Ross, MD, a member of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program, has won a coveted position as a 2016-17 White House Fellow. Ross will spend the next year in Washington working in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and participating in roundtable discussions with top government leaders, including President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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Medical Staff Can Enter Drawing for Rams Tickets

Thanks to Cedars-Sinai’s new partnership with the Los Angeles Rams, medical staff members with a Cedars-Sinai email address will soon have a chance to score free football tickets and cheer the return of the storied NFL franchise. About 100 tickets per game will be distributed among all Cedars-Sinai staff through a random drawing. Staff members may enter only once and can win only once this season.

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CS Earns Top Ranking for Patient Survivability

For the eighth consecutive year, Cedars-Sinai has earned the highest ranking from the federal government for patients surviving 30 days after hospitalization based on three common conditions: pneumonia, heart failure and acute myocardial infarction.

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Chinese Physicians Visit to Increase Collaboration

Physicians from the Dalian Province Healthcare System in northern China visited Cedars-Sinai in mid-August to explore the possibility of increasing collaboration on a teleconsultation link that would include the transfer of clinical data for teleradiology consultation.

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Creation of Auditorium Mural to Be Discussed

Leo Gordon, MD, medical adviser to the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy, will discuss the creation of the mural "Jewish Contributions to Medicine," which is displayed on the west wall of Harvey Morse Auditorium, on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Change to Sickle Cell Screen

Beginning Monday, Sept. 19, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will run sickle cell screens in the Special Testing Section. The test will be available Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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FDA Warns of Combining Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning about serious side effects, including slowed, difficult breathing and death, resulting from the combined use of opioid medicines and benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals - August 2016 (PDF)

CS-Link Tip: Advance Care Planning Note

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Creating a tab for advance care planning on CS-Link™ is easy and can save physicians time in the future.

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