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Human Factors in Surgical Care

Work Focuses on Human Behaviors in Complex Systems

By Ken Catchpole, PhD
Director, Surgical Safety and Human Factors

Why do medical errors happen? What helps healthcare providers work to the best of their ability? Human factors — the study of the relationship between humans and the systems they work in, and the practical application of that knowledge — seeks to answer these questions.

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Faculty Members Receive Grants

Four faculty members in the Department of Surgery — Jennifer Anger, MD, Dolores Di Vizio, MD, PhD, Dan Gazit, PhD, DMD, and Jayoung Kim, PhD — have recently received grants.

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Luncheon Celebrates Lung Cancer Survivorship

Hundreds of Cedars-Sinai lung cancer patients, family members, physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers celebrated survivorship and learned about the latest advances in lung cancer treatment at the 12th annual lung cancer survivors' luncheon Nov. 15.

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Cedars-Sinai Patient Undergoes First-of-Its-Kind Stent Graft Procedure

A patient at Cedars-Sinai has become the first in the nation to undergo a less invasive type of stent graft procedure to repair an ascending aorta.

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Journal's Cover Features Cedars-Sinai Paper

A paper written by several members of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery is featured on the cover of the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Stem Cells and Development.


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FDA Warns About Clobazam; Boxed Warnings Summarized

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the drug label and medication guide for the anti-seizure drug clobazam (Onfi®) to include a warning regarding the rare but serious risk of skin reactions. Also, a summary of FDA boxed warnings has been issued.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

The Circle of Friends program honored 114 people in November. 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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