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Past Webinars > Case Conference: Childhood Diet and Arsenic Exposure: Interesting Clinical Cases - December 16, 2015

Case Conference: Childhood Diet and Arsenic Exposure: Interesting Clinical Cases - December 16, 2015

posted on Dec 17, 2015
Presented December 16, 2015

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Order and interpret the most appropriate laboratory tests to workup arsenic exposure.
  • Describe the differences in health risks between inorganic and organic arsenic.
  • List common dietary sources of both inorganic and organic arsenic.
  • Identify at least two national or local-level resources to help guide safe seafood consumption.
The speaker will begin by presenting several clinical cases/case presentations. The cases to be presented will be provided in final proposal. This will be followed by a discussion of the outcome of the case with consideration and implications for current and future clinical and public health practice. The presenter will conclude by discussing preventive steps that can be taken to decrease exposure to environmental hazards and improve patient care.
 

Case discussed:

The parents of a 6-year old boy with learning and motor delays present to the child’s primary care provider. There have been no recent changes, and vital signs are normal. A developmentally delayed cousin was recently “tested for heavy metals”, so the parents request that these labs be checked for their child as well. In addition to basic labs, heavy metal blood and urine tests are ordered. All results are WNL, except for a random urine arsenic of 93 mcg/gm Cr.

Presented by:

Otter_Ada_UW_Portrait.jpgAda Otter, DNP, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner
University of Washington
Northwest PEHSU
Seattle, WA
Region 10 PEHSU 
 
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