Lead Exposure Pathways and Mitigation of its Effects
CE Original Date: August 14, 2019
CE Expiration Date: August 14, 2021
This training presentation is designed to increase knowledge and change competency of the primary care providers’ and other health professionals’ practices and strategies. Content is derived from actual case studies.
This training presentation is designed to increase primary care providers’ and other health professional’s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. By introducing or enhancing the principles and practices of environmental medicine for primary health care providers within this educational offering , consideration of environmental etiologies in the differential diagnosis, taking appropriate public health actions, and providing related patient education and counseling which supports preventive actions), practice gaps in environmental medicine can be addressed and practice adoption supported. In this way, physicians and other healthcare personnel have the opportunity to increase their knowledge/competency and make applicable practice changes to better prevent, diagnose, treat, counsel, and manage patients lead.
At the conclusion of the training, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the most important routes of exposure to lead in the United States today.
- Identify the populations most at risk of lead exposure.
- Explain why lead is a problem in water.
- Describe CDC’s level of concern for lead in children’s blood.
- Identify CDC’s recommendations for screening for lead in children?
- List steps patients can take to reduce lead exposures.
- Identify the most useful tests for lead toxicity.
- Describe the appropriate treatment for lead exposure.
To access this training, please visit the Lead Exposure Pathways and Mitigation of its Effects presentation.
Oscar Tarragó, MD, MPH, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Environmental Medicine Branch
Who is this training for?
Our primary target audience is primary health providers and other health professionals involved in preventing/mitigating exposure to hazardous substances and/or related health promotion activities. The target populations for these power point presentation are pediatric health care providers, primary health care providers and other health professionals that are interested in environmental health topics; which include: CHES certified health educator; dentists; D.O.s; Epidemiologists; Laboratorians: Licensed practical/vocational nurses; MDs; Medical assistants; Nurse practitioners; Nurse technicians; Other health educators; Physician assistants; Registered nurses.
Lead Exposure Pathways and Mitigation of its Effects is available with free continuing education available for health professionals.
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 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 is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 0.4 contact hours.
IACET 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 designed for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 0.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.
To receive free continuing education, please visit the Lead Exposure Pathways and Mitigation of its Effects CE registration page
Training Module Information
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of medicine or related basics of human health promotion at a professional level is desired.
The participant will need access to a computer with internet access and a printer to print out the certificate of completion once training is completed. The participant is expected to complete the Posttest. The participant must pass the Posttest with a score of 80% or higher. One re-take is allowed. If participants fall below 80% on the retake, they must redo if they are seeking continuing education credits. The participant may then complete a course evaluation and print out their certificate of completion.
To access this training, please visit the Lead Exposure Pathways and Mitigation of its Effects presentation
To receive free continuing education as well as to access the course posttest and evaluation, please visit the Lead Exposure Pathways and Mitigation of its Effects CE registration page
Disclaimer and 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, 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. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
Content 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.
Debra Joseph, ATSDR Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry, F-57, 770/488-0715, Atlanta, GA 30333
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