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March 6th CPF Newsletter
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COVID-19 Update and Resources
CPF is working closely with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to monitor the Coronavirus situation and will be sending updates to the community as they are received.

The latest update: 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 6, 2020
  • There are currently very limited number of tests available in Tennessee.  Therefore, widespread testing is not possible.
  • If you have a patient who you think may need testing, contact the Tennessee Department of Health line at 615.741.7247.  
COVID-19 Guidance for Ambulatory Clinics
For patients with respiratory symptoms (fever and cough, cold symptoms):
1. Mask the patient upon arrival to the clinic.
2. Place the patient in a single room ASAP and close the door.
3. Ask the travel screen questions.
4. Explain respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette (cough into tissue or arm).
5. Place patient on Droplet and Contact Precautions; utilize isolation signs on the door.
6. Patient will wear a mask if traveling outside the room (for tests, etc.) and for the duration of the clinic visit and during the check-out/discharge process.
PPE recommendations for ambulatory centers
  1. surgical mask
  2. gloves
  3. gowns
N95 masks are not recommended for ambulatory use and should only be used for aerosol-generating procedures (bronchoscopy, intubation/extubation, induced sputum, open suctioning of airways, bedside tracheotomy).

VUMC establishes COVID-19 hotline for its employees and patients
Vanderbilt University Medical Center now has a dedicated hotline for its patients and employees who are concerned they could be ill with COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus. This number is (888) 312-0847.

Before calling, please consider that if you do not have symptoms and would not ordinarily see your doctor based on how you feel now, you do not need evaluation or testing for COVID-19.

At this time, VUMC clinicians will not test patients for COVID-19 who are not exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing.      

However, if you are a VUMC patient or employee and feel that you are ill, please call the hotline at (888) 312-0847 to be screened. 

If you have respiratory symptoms (cough, sneezing, difficulty breathing), please call any clinic before you arrive, so that you can be given a mask before entering the facility.
TN Dept of Health: Coronavirus Resources and Guidance
CDC: Coronavirus Resources and Guidance
Message from VUMC's Dr. Jeff Balser
CPF Annual Provider Dinner Program - April 2 - RSVP Now!
MCJCHV President Dr. Meg Rush (far left) and CPF Board President Dr. Deepak Mehrotra (far right) presenting the 2019 Excellence in Children's Health Award to CPF Founders Dr. David Thombs (middle left) and Dr. Ian Burr (middle right). 
RSVP for CPF Annual Provider Dinner Online
RSVP for CPF Annual Provider Dinner Via Email
Join us for the 2020 Cumberland Pediatric Foundation Annual Provider Dinner and Program!!

When? Thursday, April 2
Where? Omni Nashville Hotel
5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
7 to 8:30 PM - Dinner and Program

The Annual Dinner is a +1 guest event. 

This year's program will feature:
  • Emcee Kelly Sutton, Emmy-Award Winning TV Anchor, Host of "Today in Nashville"
  • Performance from Jeffrey Steele, Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame Member 
  • Presentation of the 2020 Excellence in Children's Health Award. This year's Award Winner is Michael Warren, MD, MPH, Associate Administrator in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the US Dept of Health and Human Services.
    • Dr. Warren - a former Vanderbilt Pediatric Chief Resident, Assistant Professor, and TN Deputy Health Commissioner, will be speaking on the future of population health initiatives.
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Silent Auction
  • Great Drinks and Dinner
  • Fun with Friends!
TN Flu Surveillance
TN Flu Surveillance Latest Report - Week of Feb 16-22
All TN Flu Surveillance Reports
CDC: Interim Estimates of 2019-20 Flu Vaccine Effectiveness
2020 PALS Courses
CPF is offering FREE PALS courses in 2020. Register at the links or by emailing CPF Program Manager Preston Spencer at

All classes are held at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks, 719 Thompson Ln, Nashville, beginning at 8 AM.
PALS Renewal Course: March 19
PALS Renewal Course: Sept 17
PALS: What to Know Before Signing Up
CPF Career Center
CPF's Career Center for openings at member practices! 
CPF Career Center
Smyrna Practice Seeking Part-Time NP
Need MOC Part 2 Points?
Earn MOC Part 2 points by answering the American Board of Pediatric's Question of the Week!

CPF's CME Dinners now also offer MOC Part 2 points for attending!!
ABP Question of the Week
2020 SENTAC/ Aerodigestive Society Conference
This conference is for those who care for children with complex breathing and feeding issues.

When? Dec 3-6
Where? Nashville
March CPF Tip Sheet
CPF shares a Tip Sheet each month that includes information on vaccines, coding updates, upcoming events, practice discounts, and resources for managers, physicians, and families. 
March Tip Sheet
CPF Social Media!
Upcoming CME Dinners!
CPF's CME Education Series is approved for both regular CME credit and MOC Part 2 points through VUMC's CME system. If you have not already, follow the instructions at the link to register to be eligible for earn credit for attending.
MOC Part 2 and CME Claiming Instructions
Nashville CME Dinner - April 14
Topic: Vascular Anomalies
Speakers: Jim Phillips, MD, VUMC Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and Alexandra Borst, MD, VUMC Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 

When? Tuesday, April 14 (Check-in 6-6:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM)
Where? Ruth's Chris Steak House, Nashville
RSVP for Vascular Anomalies CME Online
RSVP for Vascular Anomalies CME Via Email
Annual Update in Acute & Emergency Care Pediatrics
The 19th Annual Update in Acute and Emergency Care Pediatrics is designed for providers involved in the diagnosis, treatment, transportation, and management of pediatric trauma patients in TN, VA, and GA. 

When? April 2-3 
Where? Drury Plaza Hotel, Franklin
View Conference Agenda and Register Here
2020 Pediatric Asthma Education Conference
The Pediatric Asthma Education Conference will provide the latest pediatric asthma information and clinical updates, as well as review fundamental asthma concepts, including guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma, spirometry, and medication administration.

Hosted by Vanderbilt's Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine and CPF - CME and CEU Credits Available for Attendees! 

When? Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Where? Lipscomb University - Swang Business Center
View Conference Agenda and Register Here
Asthma Conference Brochure
2020 Vanderbilt Sports Safety Conference
Learn strategies to help prevent youth sports-related injuries, protect the health of pediatric athletes, and improve physical literacy.

When? July 16
Where? Music City Center
Save the Date! Learn More Here

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