CUMBERLAND PEDIATRIC FOUNDATION
December 2, 2010
NASHVILLE MEANINGFUL USE LAB
Tennessee Regional Extension Center will be hosting a Meaningful Use Lab in Nashville on
Thursday, December 9th and we invite you and/or your colleagues to attend. We will have speakers from the Tennessee
Regional Extension Center and the State of Tennessee discussing ARRA Stimulus Funding, Meaningful Use of your
Electronic Medical Records and how Meaningful Use impacts your practice. Vendors will be available to discuss their
products. You may register for this event athttp://www.tnrec.org/dec.-9-vendor-expo-2010-nashville.html.
Space is limited, so please register by December 6th. Contact Jenny Ditty-Kang with questions.
DOES YOUR OFFICE PERSONEL NEED ANY TRAINING?
CPF is in the process of lining up training classes for 2011. The classes will be offered free with the exception of buying
your book for the class. We need your help in finding out what training your office and staff needs.
Please mark below the number of people needing the class and Fax (615-327-1052) or e-mail
BLS Class _______ PALS Certification _______ PALS Re-Certification ________
PEARS Class _________ Other Class ___________
IMMUNIZATION RECORD RETENTION TIME FRAME
All vaccine records must be kept for the life of a medical practice. Practices are not required to keep the paper copy—
vaccine records may be scanned into an electronic format. The practice must have a way of recovering the document if
needed. Source: Tennessee Department of Health, Immunization Department, 615-741-7247,
AAP CLINICAL REPORT: CHILDREN’S EATING DISORDERS ON THE RISE
In the past decade, a growing number of children and adolescents have been diagnosed with eating disorders.
Please see a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Identification and Management of
Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents,” published in the December 2010 issue of Pediatrics.:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/peds.2010-2821v1 Source: AAP
STUDY FINDS CHILDREN’S MEDICINE DOSES CAN BE CONFUSING
Many over-the-counter, liquid medications meant for children contain dosing instructions and measuring cups or droppers
that rarely match each other and could confuse even the most careful parent or caretaker, according to a new study.
This could easily lead to under- or over-dosing, with potentially dangerous consequences, researchers said.
The Journal of the American Medical Association: http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/jama.2010.1797
PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS
Pediatric Grand Rounds are held each Tuesday morning from7:45 to 8:45 a.m. in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's
Hospital at Vanderbilt Theater, Room 2210. http://pediatrics.mc.vanderbilt.edu/interior.php?mid=4938
“See One, Do One, Teach One Revisited: Current Approaches to Clinical Skills Education,”
Meg Keeley, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Director,
Fourth Year Electives and Selectives Program, University of Virginia School of Medicine
“Finding the True Names of Disease,” Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, Lawrence J. Henderson Associate Professor of Pediatrics
and Health Sciences and Technology, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
“EBM: Sports Injury Prevention in Children,” Andrew Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
December 28—Cancelled for the Holidays