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P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDS, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians — Aug. 4

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The Aug. 4 session will take place in PEC 8. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour — Aug. 11

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in Davis 1004.

ICD-10 Physician and Provider Impact Sessions — Aug. 17-20

This CME activity will provide physicians with information on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10). It will introduce ICD-10, explore the impact of ICD-10 on physicians and providers, discuss the required documentation specificity of ICD-10 and review diagnoses that will be impacted. Sessions are scheduled for:

  • Monday, Aug. 17, noon-1:30 p.m. in PEC 4 (Internal Medicine and medical subspecialties)
  • Monday, Aug. 17, 5-6 p.m. in PEC 5 (Orthopedics)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7-8:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5 (Surgery and surgical subspecialties)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19, noon-1 p.m. in Pavilion A3101-3102 (Internal Medicine and medical subspecialties)
  • Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in PEC 6-7 (OB-GYN)
  • Thursday, Aug. 20, 7-8:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse 3 (Surgery and surgical subspecialties)
  • Thursday, Aug. 20, noon-1 p.m. in the South Tower, fourth floor, room 4704 (Internal Medicine and medical subspecialties).

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Medical Staff Population Health Educational Series, Part Three — Aug. 18

Scott Weingarten, MD, senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer, will speak about "The Impact of Recent Federal Legislation on Physician Practice." The event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Two CME credits will be awarded.

Advances in Neurology and Neurosurgery 2015: Treatment and Management of Pituitary Diseases — Sept. 20

This activity is designed to provide increased awareness and improved ability to assess established and emerging treatment options for the management of pituitary disorders, a rapidly changing field. The conference will take place Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Marina Del Rey Marriott. Click here for more information or to register.

Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: Fractures Below the Belt — Sept. 26

The seventh annual conference will present the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of patients with complex lower extremity injuries. It will benefit orthopedic surgeons, emergency room physicians and other healthcare professionals who routinely see patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures, hip dislocations and fractures, patella fractures, peri-prosthetic femur factures and peri-articular fractures. The conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Sofitel Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff — Oct. 19

The meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It will include the chief of staff report, the CEO report and executive update, and the presentation of the Chief of Staff Award and the Pioneer in Medicine Award.