CPF Newsletter November 13

Mix, Mingle & Jingle is going Virtual!

Thursday, Dec 10 - 7 PM

Including Team Trivia, Cocktail Mixology, and Holiday-Themed Painting...More Registration Links Going Out Early Next Week...
~ CPF CME Virtual Education ~
"Child Sexual Abuse - What Pediatric Providers Should Know"
Wednesday, Dec. 2 - 6 PM
Leanna Dugan and Hollye Gallion, pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and medical providers at Our Kids - which provides medical evaluations and crisis counseling in response to concerns of child sexual abuse - will be leading a webinar presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6 PM discussing the current landscape of child sexual abuse, providing updates on what to watch for and how to counsel families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Register for CME Webinar HERE
COVID-19 Resources
Update from Dr. Morgan McDonald, Deputy Commissioner for Population Health, TN Dept of Health: 

HHS has begun supplying the state with BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid POC antigen tests. Since one of the priority groups for testing is school-aged children, TDH is making available up to 250 BinaxNOW tests per practice to pediatricians now. Practices must meet the following requirements:
  • Provider must be a CLIA Waived facility or apply for a CLIA Waiver if not already CLIA Waived
  • Use the COVID-19 Rapid Test per manufacturer's instructions
  • Report all test results to TDH (Report link: HERE)
  • Counsel patients based upon their results
Instructions for test utilization can be found in the TDH BinaxNOW General Guidance PDF (linked). BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid test kits can be ordered online through TEMA's Survey 123 using the instructions to Request Binax Supplies (linked). For facilities to be added to TEMA's Survey 123, they need to email their practice's information to

As a reminder, TDH has published a
Return-to-School Algorithm that incorporates high and low-risk symptoms and testing when appropriate.
The AAP is providing updated clinical guidance that is regularly reviewed with regards to the evolving nature of the pandemic. 
TDH also continues to post regular COVID-19 updates related to case reporting, triage and assessment, exposure for healthcare providers, lab testing options, and more:
The Pediatric Management Institute (PMI) has been hosting a regular webinar series on the "Business Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Practices." PMI also has an active online forum for discussion among providers for how to deal with issues.
CPF Career Center
Check CPF's Career Center for openings at member practices. If you would like to place or remove a post on the Career Center, email CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at
TN Dept of Health: Assistant Commissioner/Physician, Director, Division of Family Health and Wellness
Nurture Pediatrics: Hiring Pediatrician
Tullahoma Pediatrics: Hiring Pediatrician
Resume: Vanderbilt Pediatric Resident Looking for Primary Care Position
FREE Access to AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
Did you know? Your CPF membership comes with a free subscription to the AAP's Point-of-Care Solutions, giving you easy access to well-care guides, patient education, the AAP's Coding Newsletter, RedBook Online, and much more!

Use CPF's log-in to access (use the institutional log-in at top right corner of Point-of-Care home page): 
Username: cumberland
Password: Cpf2017 (case sensitive)
AAP Point-of-Care Solutions
AAP Critical Updates on COVID-19
Coding Guidance During COVID-19 (Updated 11/13)
2021 PALS and PEARS
CPF offers FREE PALS and PEARS certification courses for members. The 2021 scheduled dates are
  • PALS
    • March 25
    • September 30
    • April 29
    • October 21
Register for PALS
Register for PEARS
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Pediatric Mental Health Minute
The AAP started a new video series to support pediatricians in their care for children with mental health disorders. The short, expert-led videos are designed to provide tips to help manage through the COVID crisis and in general, everyday practice. 
AAP Mental Health Minute Video Series - Mental Health Promotion and Problem Solving
November Tip Sheet
CPF releases a regular Tip Sheet that includes updates on vaccines, coding, group discounts, referral resources, and resources to share with patients and families!
November Tip Sheet

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