Lead Poisoning in Children: Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention E-Learning Training Program - Child and Teen Checkups

Lead Poisoning in Children: Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention

Introduction

Welcome to the Minnesota Department of Health's (MDH) E-learning training module for the lead screening component of the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Program. The module is divided into three segments with objectives listed on the next page that correlate to each segment.

Part I Objectives:

Upon completion of Part I you will be able to:

  • Identify Healthy People 2020 Goals and discuss efforts to achieve the goals
  • Describe 3 effects of lead poisoning and how they can impact a child's development
  • List 3 common sources of lead in our environment

Part II Objectives:

Upon completion of Part II you will be able to:

  • Identify Minnesota C&TC Screening Guidelines
  • Identify correct procedure for BLL testing
  • List 3 risk factors for blood lead poisoning
  • Identify 2 prevention strategies
  • Discuss the role of nutrition in blood lead poisoning

Part III Objectives:

Upon completion of Part III you will be able to:

  • Discuss the statistical limitations of presenting the entire scope of lead poisoning in Minnesota
  • Describe one barrier to increasing the number of eligible children screened for lead poisoning
  • Describe one potential solution to increasing the number of children screened for lead poisoning who are eligible for C&TC
  • Describe one project that Minnesota has already undertaken to increase the number of children who are required to receive BLL screenings

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