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Lead Poisoning 2024 ECHO

Equipping Clinicians to Address Lead Exposure in Kansas Communities

About the Series

The Lead Poisoning 2024 ECHO: Equipping Clinicians to Address Lead Exposure in Kansas Communities series is designed to provide primary care providers, pediatricians, community healthcare workers, and public health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively engage families and educate them about the critical risks associated with lead poisoning. This comprehensive program features training led by public health experts and clinical specialists, supplemented by engaging, case-based learning.

By participating in this series, healthcare professionals will graduate with a thorough understanding of how to:

  • Recognize potential sources of lead exposure and comprehend its impact on the human body.
  • Identify individuals at risk of lead poisoning.
  • Determine when and how to perform lead screening and testing.
  • Implement best practices for the medical management of lead poisoning case.
  • Effectively communicate the importance of pediatric blood lead testing to families
  • Collaborate with clinicians, public health professionals, and other stakeholders to prevent lead exposure and testing issues.

This series will include 5 courses on Tuesdays beginning January 16, 2024 through February 13, 2024.

All courses will be held via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Register Here

This project is supported by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas.

Cost and Continuing Education Credit
  • Continuing education credit will be offered to physicians, nurses and social workers.
  • No-cost, open to all, registration required.
  • Video recordings and accompanying resources will be available without CE credit to all completing registration.

Pending national accreditation for CNE.

Continuing Education Accreditation

  • Physicians: The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • APRNs/RNs: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 5 contact hours applicable for APRN or RN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0056-0749. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, Coordinator. 
  • Social Workers: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board presents this offering for a maximum of 5 hours credit applicable for relicensure of LASWs, LBSWs, LMSWs and LSCSWs. Kansas Provider Number 12-002. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, coordinator.
  • APRN/RNs/SW attendance requirement: Credit will be awarded based upon documented attendance at individual presentations. Individual presentations must be attended in their entirety to claim credit.
Courses
Lead Exposure 101: Sources and Risk
Speakers
  • Farah Ahmed, MPH, Ph.D., State Epidemiologist and Environmental Health Officer, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

  • Reed Kesinger, Communications Specialist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

Statistics, Screening, and Testing: Who, How, and When?
Speakers
  • Farah Ahmed, MPH, Ph.D., State Epidemiologist and Environmental Health Officer, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

  • Reed Kesinger, Communications Specialist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

Taking the Lead on Lead Toxicity and Management
Speaker
  • Elizabeth Silver, PharmD, DABAT, Managing Director, Kansas Poison Center, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
Preventing and Mitigating Lead Exposure
Speaker
  • Reed Kesinger, Communications Specialist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

  • Camille McClellan, LPN, Regional Medical Investigator - Lead Poisoning, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS


Lead Poisoning Programs, Resources, and Guidance
Speakers
  • Reed Kesinger, Communications Specialist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS
  • Camille McClellan, LPN, Regional Medical Investigator - Lead Poisoning, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS

Specialty Team

  • Farah Ahmed, MPH, Ph.D., State Epidemiologist and Environmental Health Officer, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS
  • Grace Brouillette, D.O., MBA, FAAP, Associate Professor, University of Kansas Health System, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Reed Kesinger, Communications Specialist, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS
  • Camille McClellan, LPN, Regional Medical Investigator - Lead Poisoning, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS
  • Elizabeth Silver, PharmD, DABAT, Managing Director, Kansas Poison Center, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
KUMC Project ECHO
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5230
projectecho@kumc.edu