Notes from the Field: Lead Poisoning Cases and Chemical Management
This webinar originally presented on April 19, 2021. It provides a general overview on lead exposure in children. Dr. Helen Binns provides a comprehensive overview of when and how to identify the effects of lead poisoning. The following also discusses: the sources of lead poisoning, case studies of children who have been exposed, guidance for screenings and opportunities to manage these exposures.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the effects of lead poisoning on children
- Review sources of lead exposure
- Discuss lead screening and management
Helen J. Binns, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics of Preventive Medicine. Pediatrician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's of Chicago
Dr. Helen Binns is Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She directs the Lead Evaluation Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She completed medical school at Northwestern University, a pediatric residency, and Ambulatory Pediatrics Fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s) and obtained a Master’s in Public Health degree in epidemiology at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is past chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health. She has been medical advisor to the State of Illinois Lead Program and is a member of the EPA Region 5 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit.
CE Origination date: April 19, 2021
CE Expiration date: April 19, 2023
Course Code: PEHSU0419
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. CDC provider number 98614.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1.0 CPH recertification credits for this program.
Disclosure: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, our presenters, content experts and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
Disclaimer: This course was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSUs by providing partial funding to CDC/ATSDR through an Inter-Agency Agreement. The findings and conclusions presented have not been formally disseminated by CDC/ATSDR or EPA and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy. Use of trade names that may be mentioned is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the CDC/ATSDR or EPA.
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