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Lead Poisoning in 2013

Lead Poisoning in 2013: It Ain't What It Used To Be
Stanley Schaffer, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center

Original Release Date                   
12-19-13

Review and Re-release Date     
11-13-15

Expiration Date
11-13-18

References

  • CDC Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention. Low level lead exposure harms children: A renewed call for primary prevention. Jan 2012.
  • Canfield RL, Henderson CR, Cory-Slechta DA, et al. Intellectual impairment in children with blood lead concentrations below 10 ug per deciliter. NEJM. 348:1517-1526; 2003.

Educational Need
This presentation will provide an update about lead poisoning. And will cover advances in the adverse effects of lead and will illustrate how clinical presentations of lead poisoning have changed over time. In addition the latest CDC recommendations regarding lead poisoning will be explained.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this modules participants should be able to:

  • Have a clear understanding of the lead and the exposure on children
  • Identify a host of ways in which children can be exposed to lead.

Accreditation
The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Certification
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

SCS Disclosure Statement
ACCME Standards of Commercial Support (SCS) of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community.  When discussing therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names.  If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used.  If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.

Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations
The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose: Alex Cruz, Eric M. Grace, MST, Raymond J. Mayewski, MD, Erin Budd Barry, MBA, Michele Lawrence, MBA/MPH, Jessica Wright.

The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s).  Only the current arrangements/interests are included:

Stanley Schaffer, MD, MS has not financial interests or relationships to disclose

No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity.

For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666
E-Mail: cmeoffice@urmc.rochester.edu

Registration Fee
$15.00

Click here to register for this course

Criteria for successful completion of this activity include

  • Review the course materials
  • Completion of  the self-assessment / program evaluation*

*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.

Certificates

  • Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
  • Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
  • Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.

Course Materials

Self-Assessment/Program Evaluation