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Lead RECS Learning Module

Objectives

  1. Recognize the common exposures and health problems that are associated with house renovation and repair
  2. Know the potential occupational exposures that directly or indirectly affect the health of children
  3. Know the immediate and long-term neurotoxic effects of lead exposure on children
  4. Recognize why children are at a greater risk of lead toxicity than adults
  5. Review common symptoms of lead toxicity
  6. Describe the treatment options that are available following lead toxicity
  7. Describe an acceptable lead level
  8. Know the current recommendations for lead screening of all patients regardless of insurance provider
  9. Review chelation agents and their potential side effects
  10. Describe appropriate follow up for patients with known lead exposure

Self-quiz:

  1. What are the immediate and long-term neurotoxic effects of lead exposure on children?
  2. Why are children are at a greater risk of lead toxicity as compared to adults?
  3. Discuss common symptoms of lead toxicity.
  4. Describe the treatment options following lead toxicity.
  5. Name the 4 chelation agents and their side effects.
  6. Describe risk factors for lead toxicity. Who should be screened and when?
  7. A patient had a lead level of 12 at his 1 year well child check.  What next?  What about his six year old sister?

 Reviewed 11/2017