Lead Toxicity

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (23 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

11

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Lead became a common occupational toxin with the birth of the Industrial Revolution, by the end of the 19-century childhood lead poisoning secondary to exposure to lead-based paints was beginning to be recognized. As the 20 century progressed, so did the appreciation for increasingly subtle and even subclinical manifestations of lead toxicity. Today, healthcare providers and public health officials must grapple with the mounting evidence implicating lead as a potent neurotoxin with measurable negative effects on cognition at vanishingly low blood lead concentrations in the face of the difficulties surrounding the feasibility of completely eliminating lead from children’s environment. This activity reviews the etiology, presentation, evaluation, and management/prevention of lead toxicity, and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing the condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the toxicokinetics and pathophysiology of lead toxicity, including the effects of long-term exposure.
  • Review the components of a good history and examination for suspected lead toxicity.
  • Summarize the strategies for the treatment and management of lead toxicity, including prevention strategies.
  • Explain the importance of improving care coordination among the interprofessional team to enhance the delivery of care for patients with lead toxicity.

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  3. Study the educational content of the enduring material.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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Disclaimer

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