The recent accomplishments of the Cedars-Sinai Sinus Center of Excellence include measuring surgical outcomes, outreach to physicians and patients, organizing a March 28 surgery symposium and participation in valuable studies.» Read more
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In This Issue:
- Johnson, Team Publish Series on Image-Guided Surgery
- Sinus Center's Achievements Include March 28 Symposium
- Cedars-Sinai Launches Inpatient Hospice Program
- How to Use Medication Orders in CS-Link
- New POLST Alert Appears in CS-Link
- Recognition for Cossman, Gordon, Reich
- Circle of Friends Honorees for January
J. Patrick Johnson, MD, and his team of experts on modern spinal technologies have published a series of six manuscripts on image-guided spinal surgery.» Read more
To help ensure that Cedars-Sinai patients who are experiencing acute symptoms at the end of life receive the best care possible, Cedars-Sinai has launched an inpatient hospice program, effective Feb. 10. The program is designed to provide comfort-oriented care in the hospital, after a patient enrolls in hospice, if they are having acute symptoms that cannot be managed adequately in a setting other than the hospital.» Read more
Nursing Communications Should Not Be Used for Medication Orders
Proper use of nursing communications in CS-Link™ continues to be a challenge. Although nursing communications are technically orders, they do not activate any downstream services, such as pharmacy, radiology, respiratory therapy or nutrition. It is imperative that nursing communications never be used for medication orders.» Read more
A new best-practice alert has been added to CS-Link™ regarding completion of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment forms for patients with Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders.» Read more
David Cossman, MD, delivered the keynote address at a gathering of Louisiana surgeons, Leo Gordon, MD, spoke before the Congress of the American College of Surgeons, and Heidi J. Reich, MD, has won a fellowship from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education.» Read more