Understanding Pediatric Outcomes from Pesticides and Nitrates

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units website offers this course entitled, "Understanding Pediatric Outcomes from Pesticides and Nitrates." It was Developed by Dr. Catherine Karr, who is a board-certified pediatrician with specialty training in environmental medicine. To access this course, select visit www.PEHSUclassroom.net Click Subscribe on the left. You will then be required to log-in or register if you do not already have an account.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the clinical presentation of acute pesticide and nitrate poisoning.
  • Describe the steps involved in diagnosing and managing acute pesticide/nitrate poisoning.
  • Identify common sources of exposure to nitrates and pesticides for pediatric populations.
  • List pediatric morbidities associated with early life pesticide exposures based on epidemiological data.
  • Identify local and national resources to utilize if presented with a suspected exposure or exposure related illness.
  • Report an increased confidence in their ability to discuss the health effects of early life nitrate/pesticide exposures with families and offer them guidance on prevention.
  • Demonstrate an increased likelihood of screening symptomatic children for pesticide/nitrate exposure or conducting an environmental exposure history in pregnant women and children to identify current and potential exposures.


The Memorial Physicians, PLLC is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Memorial Physicians, PLLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hours of Category 1 CME credit to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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