Lead Case Management

There are many health risks associated with lead poisoning. Some of the health risks include:

 
  • Reduced IQ
  • Anemia
  • Stunted growth
  • Impaired hearing
  • Kidney damage
  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Behavioral problems
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Death



When a child is diagnosed as having an elevated lead level, a Public Health Nurse is notified and acts as a case manager to ensure that all appropriate follow up is completed.

Some activities that the Public Health Nurse assists with include:
  • Assessment
  • Education
  • Coordination of available resources
  • Coordination with the Ohio Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program



Further information about lead poisoning is available at the following websites:


Ohio Department of Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/cfhs/lead_ch/leadch1.aspx

 
 
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