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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2015 | Archived Issues

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Calendar - February 2015 (PDF)

Education Calendar - March 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Johnson, Team Publish Series on Image-Guided Surgery

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.

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Sinus Center's Achievements Include March 28 Symposium

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.

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Cedars-Sinai Launches Inpatient Hospice Program

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.

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How to Use Medication Orders in CS-Link

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.

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New POLST Alert Appears in CS-Link

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.

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Recognition for Cossman, Gordon, Reich

Physician News

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.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for January

The Circle of Friends program honored 110 people in January. 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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