Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

P&T Panel Changes Formulary; FDA Issues Warning About Olmesartan Medoxomil

Pharmacy Focus

June decisions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include several changes to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that the blood pressure drug olmesartan medoxomil can cause intestinal problems known as sprue-like enteropathy.

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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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Medical Staff CME Newsletter - July 2013 (PDF)

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Unit Closures Continue as Part of Nurse Call System Replacement; 7 NW to Close This Weekend

To help further enrich the health, safety and satisfaction of patients, Cedars-Sinai is replacing its current nurse call system with the Responder 5 Nurse Call System. The new system expands nurses' ability to monitor a variety of parameters and provides tools for real-time reporting and extractable data.

To complete this work, units are being closed on a rotating basis for 14 days. On Saturday, July 20, 7 Northwest will close and any remaining patients will be relocated to 7 Northeast and available medical/surgical beds on other units.

Beginning Monday, July 22, patients routinely admitted and transferred to 7NW will be placed on 7NE and any available medical-surgical beds.

7 Northwest is expected to reopen Monday morning, Aug. 5, pending inspection and permission to reopen.

Units expected to have nurse call replaced this calendar year include the following:

  • August – 8 Northeast and 8 Northwest
  • September – 4 Southeast and 4 Southwest
  • October – 8 Southeast and 8 Southwest

If you have any questions regarding these unit closures, please contact Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, at 310-423-5191 or burnesbolton@cshs.org, or Peachy Hain, RN, director of Medical, Surgical and Rehabilitation Nursing, at 310-423-6747 or peachy.hain@cshs.org.