Pediatric Lead Exposure: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention
The Pediatric Lead Exposure: Diagnosis, Management and Prevention on demand video will address the diagnosis, management, and prevention of pediatric lead poisoning. The video will highlight the importance of increasing medical screening in children living in communities with significant lead contamination, such as the Bunker Hill Mining Superfund Site. The video will promote knowledge and competence for the understanding, diagnosis, management and prevention of pediatric lead poisoning as a result of environmental exposures.
- Explain the importance of pediatric blood lead level surveillance.
- Identify potential sources of lead and how to remove them.
- Explain how to diagnose, manage and prevent elevated blood lead levels in children.
- Explain the unique childhood vulnerabilities to lead exposure.
- Describe how to increase the number of children receiving blood lead level screening.
- Describe current health issues associated with children living in lead contaminated environments.
- Access resources available in addressing pediatric elevated blood lead level diagnosis, management and prevention.
Ada Otter, DNP, ARNP
University of Washington
Region 10 PEHSU
Seattle, WA (Dr. Otter is not longer affiliated with NW PEHSU)
Ada Otter is a doctorally prepared Family Nurse Practitioner with a specialty focus on environmental health and women’s/reproductive health. She completed Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Nursing (MN) degrees at the University of Washington (UW), and holds bachelor’s degrees in nursing and environmental studies. As part of the Region 10 PEHSU, Dr. Otter responds to pediatric environmental health inquiries from health care providers and families, with an emphasis on arsenic, lead and healthy homes cases. In addition to PEHSU community outreach such as developing factsheets and providing trainings, she also maintains a clinical practice at UW.
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