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

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Testosterone Products, Treanda, Chantix

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the February meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about prescription testosterone products, Treanda and Chantix.


Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Trauma Conference for Nurses Filled to Capacity

The Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program met one of its longtime goals in January by hosting a trauma conference for Cedars-Sinai nurses. The Jan. 20 conference provided actionable and thought-provoking information to help nurses exemplify best practices at this Level I trauma hospital.

A capacity audience of 70 nurses attended the conference.

Presentations addressed issues surrounding trauma resuscitation. Speakers discussed pre-hospital care, management of massive hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, blast wounds, special populations and the significance of disaster drills.

Among the participants in the conference were Cedars-Sinai trauma surgeons Nicolas Melo, MD, Rex Chung, MD, and Rodrigo Alban, MD, along with Daniel Margulies, MD, section chief of Trauma and Acute Care Services.

The international speaker was Kathleen Martin, MSN, RN, who was trauma nurse director at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany during much of the Iraq War. Landstuhl is the closest receiving trauma hospital for injured U.S. troops as they are transported from the field in Iraq.

A second conference with greater capacity is expected to take place next year.