Lead Poisoning: Prevention, Detection, Intervention CME Dinner

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While it may be common to think that removal of lead from paint and gasoline in the 1970s took care of lead health issues, the truth is that lead exposure is still a legitimate concern to this day. Children are still frequently exposed to lead from various sources including imported toys and candies, contaminated soils, and aging living structures within our communities. According to the Ohio Department of Health, there is an estimated 19,000 children with lead poisoning in the state of Ohio. Nearly half of those children are living in the six largest counties, Lucas County being among them. Perhaps the most troubling fact is that lead poisoning is completely preventable. With increased awareness, a nutritional diet, and proper home maintenance, many of these children would not have to suffer the irreversible damage caused by lead exposure. Increasing the testing of all at-risk children and eliminating points of exposure are just a few of the ways to combat the issue at the local level, but even these actions require a community effort.

Objectives
Upon completion of this live educational activity participants will be able to:
· Discuss the major sources of lead poisoning
· Discuss the toxic effects of lead in children
· Review the importance and the process of lead screening
· Review the state requirements for lead testing
· Describe the management of cases with elevated lead levels
· Review provider responsibilities with regard to state mandates for lead testing

Agenda
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Registration/Buffet Dinner
6:15 pm – 6:30 pm Welcome/Opening Remarks
Donna Woodson, MD, President
Toledo-Lucas County Board of Health
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm “What Are You Waiting For? Let’s Get the Lead Out!”
Francis Rogalski, MD
Pediatricare Associates
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm “Risk and Results: Why We Won’t Test Our Way
Out of Lead Poisoning”
David Norris, MA
The Ohio State University
Senior Researcher, The Kirwan Institute
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Toledo’s Lead Safe Law Overview
Robert Cole, Attorney
ABLE: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
7:45 pm – 8:00 pm “Medical Mandates for Lead Testing of Children
in Ohio – Provider Responsibilities”
Christopher Alexander
Ohio Department of Health
8:00 pm – 8:15 pm The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department’s
Childhood Lead Prevention Program-An Overview
Gloria Smith, RN, Lead Case Manager
Vaughn Jackson, RS, Lead Risk Assessor,
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
8:15 pm – 8:30 pm Questions/Answers/Evaluation

 

A copy of the Lead CME Dinner Invite: Lead Poisoning-Prevention Detection and Intervention

Please RSVP to Shannon Lands: 419.213.4143 or landss@co.lucas.oh.us

THIS EVENT IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC