Special to Iredell Free News

The Iredell County Health Department will host an informative presentation on lead poisoning, specifically aimed at medical providers who care for children.

This event will take place at 6 p.m. on July 18, in the Board of Health Room at the Iredell County Health Department. Refreshments will be served.

Lead poisoning remains a significant public health concern, particularly for children. It is vital that medical professionals are equipped with the latest knowledge and strategies to effectively diagnose, treat, and prevent this condition.

The presentation will cover a wide range of topics, including the identification of lead poisoning symptoms, current best practices for treatment, and preventive measures to protect children from lead exposure.

This event is primarily designed for doctors, but clinical staff and office managers representing their medical offices are also encouraged to attend.

The Health Department stresses the importance of a team approach in tackling lead poisoning, making it essential for all members of a healthcare practice to be informed and prepared.

“We are committed to ensuring that our community’s medical providers have access to the best information and resources available,” said Christie Ladd, program manager for Child Health Services. “By educating our healthcare professionals about the dangers and management of lead poisoning, we are taking a significant step towards safeguarding the health and well-being of our children.”

Iredell County Health Department, 318 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville.

RSVP

Medical providers are encouraged to attend. For more information or to RSVP, visit https://ICHDLeadPres.eventbrite.com. Or if you have registration issues, call (704)-878-5337.

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