Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening In Oregon

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The Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening in Oregon on-demand training reviews lead exposures and provide an update on pediatric guidelines.  The video will highlight the importance of increasing medical screening in children at risk for lead exposure. The video also promotes knowledge and competence in the diagnosis, management and prevention of pediatric lead poisoning.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify potential sources of lead in Oregon and how to mitigate exposure
  2. Describe current health issues associated with pediatric lead exposure and unique childhood vulnerabilities
  3. Explain the importance of pediatric blood lead level surveillance and how to report lead test results in Oregon
  4. Explain how to diagnose, manage and prevent elevated blood lead levels in children
  5. Identify resources available pertaining to pediatric lead screening, diagnosis, management and prevention.

Presented by:


Debra Cherry, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
University of Washington

Debra Cherry, M.D., M.S., is a board certified occupational medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center, director of the UW Medicine Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency and a UW associate professor of General Internal Medicine and an adjunct associate professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Dr. Cherry is an expert in injuries and illnesses that result from exposure in the workplace. She takes pride in promoting the health and safety of workers, assisting injured workers in their transition back to work and managing worker’s comp claims efficiently. Dr. Cherry earned her M.D. from Texas Tech, Lubbock, and her M.S. from Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  Her clinical and research interests include work-related injury and illness, exposure to hazardous waste products, pediatric environmental health, work hazards associated with commercial fishing, and resident education. 

Approximate Completion Time: 30 minutes


NW PEHSU is a source of medical information and advice on environmental conditions that influence children’s health. Established in 1997 and based at the University of Washington, NW PEHSU’s team includes environmental medicine pediatricians and nurse consultants. Funded by CDC/ATSDR and EPA, NW PEHSU is part of a national network of experts capable of responding to requests for assistance from throughout the US.

Contact NW PEHSU for consultation services 877-543-2436

This content was prepared by the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units using, in part, guidance for clinicians developed by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and funded (in part) by a subcontract from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) No. HHSN263201500037I/HHSN26300006   Acknowledgement: ATSDR does not endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.



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