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The Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning - Why Physicians Should Counsel on Lead and Screen for Lead Exposure (CDPH series)
Lead poisoning is the most common and preventable environmental disease among California children and there are no known safe levels. Lead is a potent neurotoxin in children. So early screening, evaluation, and referral is the best approach to prevent the effects of childhood lead poisoning. This course provides information on the scope of the problem in California, common risk factors, preventive measures and recent changes in CDC Guidelines on screening children under 6 years of age and for pregnant and breast-feeding women. GOAL: Increase awareness of recent changes in Centers for Disease Control guidelines for evaluating elevated blood lead levels in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. Increase physician and mid-level providers’ ability to provide anticipatory guidance and increase screening for children potentially exposed to lead. OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this online activity, the participant should be able to; 1. Describe the scope and risk factors for childhood lead poisoning in California 2. Describe how to screen for, evaluate and follow-up a lead exposed child 3. Describe California’s Childhood Lead Screening Regulations 4. Describe resources and services provided by the State of California and local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs

Fee
There is no fee for this activity.
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Reviewed and approved: September 26, 2012
CME Expires: September 30, 2015
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Target Audience
The intended audience consists of primary care physicians and other health care professionals.
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Lead poisoning is the most common and preventable environmental disease among California children and there are no known safe levels. Lead is a potent neurotoxin in children. So early screening, evaluation, and referral is the best approach to prevent the effects of childhood lead poisoning. This course provides information on the scope of the problem in California, common risk factors, preventive measures and recent changes in CDC Guidelines on screening children under 6 years of age and for pregnant and breast-feeding women.

GOAL:
Increase awareness of recent changes in Centers for Disease Control guidelines for evaluating elevated blood lead levels in children between 6 months and 6 years of age. Increase physician and mid-level providers’ ability to provide anticipatory guidance and increase screening for children potentially exposed to lead.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will:
1.        Describe the scope and risk factors for childhood lead poisoning in California
2.        Describe how to screen for, evaluate and follow-up a lead exposed child
3.        Describe California’s Childhood Lead Screening Regulations
4.        Describe resources and services provided by the State of California and local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs

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Course consists of the following elements:

Web-based slide presentation
   (Slides will open up in full screen - click ESC button to reduce/close)

Test and Evaluation Questions
   (test results will print on page 2 of certificate, requires to pass with 75% or better)

Participation is accomplished through self-directed viewing of the web-based material. CME credit is obtained upon completion of the program content, passing the test with 75% or better and submission of the program evaluation. An electronic CME certificate will be available after successfully completing the evaluation. Please be patient while certificate is processing, system will need to refresh your test score and results. This CME course should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
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Receipt of Credit
Once you have completed a course, test and evaluation, you will receive your Statement of Credit and your "My Transcript" page will be updated to reflect the credits earned along with a link to a printable version of the official certificate for that course. You may then submit this certificate to the appropriate accrediting body.
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Accreditation  
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, Davis Health System and the California Department of Public Health. The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis Health System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits acceptable for multidisciplinary team members

Nursing: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in "CME Category 1" for the provider number).

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.
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Disclosures
Author:
Jean Woo, MD MPH MBA 

Planning Committee:
 
Margaret Mossman, PHN
Deborah Tan, MPH
 

Content Reviewer:
Carrie Jones, MD MPH

All have reported that they have no conflicts of interest. _______________________________________________________________________________

Software Requirements
Adobe Reader


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
236 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit