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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)  

Mark Your Calendar

Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - July 2016 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

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Online Courses Now Available For Fluoroscopy Safety

The California law governing the renewal of state Fluoroscopy Operator and Supervisor permits now requires that four out of the 10 hours of continuing education that physicians complete be specific to radiation safety during fluoroscopy.

A new online version of the fluoroscopy safety course already developed by the physics team is now available. Instructions on how to link into the system are below.

The classes are the same as the live classes that have been available since January. If you have already completed one or more of the classes, you do not need to complete them again.

The new system is designed to make it easier to meet the new requirements. You will need your Cedars-Sinai email and network password to sign on to the system.

The classes are targeted to fluoroscopy use, but they will also count toward the 10 units required if you only have a radiographic operator and supervisor permit.

Four online CME courses are available on the Cedars-Sinai CME Portal. These courses will meet the new California requirement for education on radiation safety in the use of digital fluoroscopy and are intended for Cedars-Sinai physicians only.

1. Access the system and log in

  • Access the CME Portal. Select Login to the Portal at the top of the CME Portal menu, then enter your system email and password.
  • System accounts have already been created for members of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff using email addresses that are on file with the Medical Staff Office.
  • If you do not know which email was used for the CME Portal system, contact the CME Office. Please do not create a new account.
  • Don't know or remember your password: Click the "Forgot Your Password?" link to have a password reset link sent to the email address on file.

2. Take the course

  1. Click Online Courses from the main menu.
  2. Scroll down or use the search box to locate the course.
  3. Click the Pretest button to begin the course.
  4. After completing the pretest, click the Video button to watch the presentation. When finished, close the video popup window.
  5. Click the Test button to complete the post-test. When finished, close the post-test popup window.
  6. If you do not pass the post-test, you may retake it by clicking the Test button again.

3. Complete the evaluation and access your certificate

  1. After successfully completing the post-test and closing the popup window, select Evaluations & Certificates from the main menu.
  2. Click the Complete Evaluation button for the online course just completed.
  3. Upon completion of the evaluation, the list will move the course to the bottom of the list and instead display a Download Certificate button next to it.
  4. Use the Download Certificate button to view, email or download your certificate; credit will also appear on your Transcript within the system. (Use the Transcript menu item to view a complete transcript of credit in the system.)

For more tips on using the system, click Help from the main CME Portal menu, or click Contact Us to reach a CME staff member by phone or email.