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"Pediatrics During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (VCH) is inviting community providers to listen in on a video panel discussion about caring for children during the COVID-19 crisis. The panel will provide:
  • An overview of Vanderbilt's safety practices,
  • The approach to managing patients (incl. newborn considerations, outpatient management and safety considerations, and surgeries), and 
  • Address specific concerns voiced by pediatric primary care providers. 
Host and Moderator
Kris Rehm, MD, SFHM 
Vice Chair, Dept of Pediatrics, Outreach Medicine
Medical Director, Hospital Operations

  • Anna Morad, MD, Director, Newborn Nursery
  • Barron Patterson, MD, Vice Chair for Ambulatory Services
  • Ritu Banerjee, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Clinical Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Chris Wootten, MD, MMHC, Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

When? Thursday, May 7, 12:30 PM Central
VCH Town Hall: Register Here
Submit A Question / Concern for the Town Hall
Message From VUMC Cleft & Craniofacial Team
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Cleft & Craniofacial Team is limiting some in-person visits and elective surgeries, but has expanded care through telemedicine in response to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Watch this 2-minute video from Dr. Michael Golinko and Dr. Jim Phillips, directors of Vanderbilt Children's Cleft & Craniofacial Team, to learn more about current access and care for cleft and craniofacial patients. 
Cleft & Craniofacial Team: Patient Access During COVID
CPF Career Center
Check CPF's Career Center for openings at member practices. If you would like to post an opening or have filled a position and need to remove a post, please email CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
Vanderbilt Pediatric Associates (Hopkinsville, KY): Seeking MD
Rivergate Pediatrics: Seeking Full-time LPN
Cumberland Pediatric Associates (Lebanon): Seeking Full-Time MD
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
CPF provides members FREE access to the AAP's Point-of-Care Solutions, which includes RedBook Online, Bright Futures Toolkits, a monthly coding newsletter, and much more!

Use CPF's log-in to access (log-in top right corner of web page):
Username: cumberland (case sensitive)
Password: Cpf2017
AAP Point-of-Care Home Page
Breastfeeding During COVID-19 Pandemic
AAP Critical Updates on COVID-19
Recent CPF Videos
CPF Town Hall - "Pediatric ENT in the Time of COVID - How's Everybody Liking Telehealth?" (April 16)
View CPF ENT Town Hall Recording Here
CPF Fireside Chat - COVID Conversations From the Frontlines (April 15)
View CPF Fireside Chat Recording Here
Coronavirus Resources for Providers and Practices
TN Dept of Health - COVID-19 HQ
Reopening TN Responsibly - Guidelines for Economic Reboot
General Guidelines for Businesses
TennCare Guidance on EPSDT / Well-Child Visits During COVID-19
VHAN: Telehealth Coding Guide
TNAAP: Telehealth Coding Guidelines by Payer
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications on Monday.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program
TN COVID-19 Unemployment for Employers
The TN Emergency Medical Agency (EMA) and local EMA agencies are now coordinating both donations of PPE and requests for PPE or supplies (including testing materials). An online portal has also been set up for requests. Contact information can be found at the links:
PPE Requests - Online Portal
Regional EMA Contact Info for PPE Donations and Requests
TN Dept of Health - Friday NOON Weekly Webinars
Practice Management Institute (PMI): The Business Impact of COVID-10 on Pediatric Practices - Weekly Webinars
May 5: "Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury and Abusive Head Trauma: Supporting Children and Families" (Brain Links and TN DCS)
FREE Education Program - Abbott Nutrition Health Institute

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