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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY September 2013 | Archived Issues

OpTime and Anesthesia Will Go Live Nov. 9

The transition to the CS-Link™ OpTime and Anesthesia modules is just weeks away. In the early hours of Saturday, Nov. 9, Cedars-Sinai will move one step closer to achieving its vision of "one patient, one record" as it begins using these modules to deliver patient care.

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Get Your Flu Shot

Be sure to protect yourself and our patients from getting the flu this year. Cedars-Sinai is offering free flu shots for employees and members of the medical staff now through Dec. 30.


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Thoracic Surgery: a Focus on Education and Community Outreach

In keeping with the mission statement of Cedars-Sinai, the Division of Thoracic Surgery is committed to education and community outreach. The division has been at the forefront of thoracic surgery, with education and training of current and future surgeons being one of the major components of the mission of the division.

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Paper Documents Long-Term Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

A paper published by four members of the Spine Center has received considerable national attention as the first to document long-term outcomes of minimally invasive surgery for spinal deformity.

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Annual Meeting of Medical Staff Is Oct. 21

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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P and T Committee Adds Augmentin ES to Formulary; FDA Warns About Arzerra and Rituxan

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added Augmentin ES  to the formulary, among other actions at its Aug. 5 meeting. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added warnings about the anti-cancer drugs Arzerra (ofatumumab) and Rituxan (rituximab). And the FDA warned of an increased risk of death when intravenous Tygacil (tigecycline) is used.

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