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What Impact Has the Pandemic Had on Childhood Blood Lead Testing?

  1. You are a member of the healthcare team providing an in-service to a large pediatric practice about prevention of lead toxicity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis of data about blood lead level (BLL) testing among children conducted during January to May 2019 and January to May 2020, which of the following statements about BLL testing trends among children aged < 6 years during the COVID-19 pandemic is correct?
    During January to May 2020, 14% fewer US children had BLL testing compared with during January to May 2019
    During the early pandemic period (March-May 2020), the number of children with BLL tests decreased by 22% compared with the same period in 2019
    17 of 34 reporting jurisdictions reported that fewer children were tested after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency in March
    Health departments reported difficulty conducting medical follow-up and environmental investigations for children with elevated BLLs
  2. According to the CDC analysis of data about BLL testing among children conducted during January to May 2019 and January to May 2020, which of the following statements about clinical and public health implications of BLL testing trends among children aged < 6 years during the COVID-19 pandemic is correct?
    Members of the healthcare team should ensure that young children receive appropriate lead testing and care management
    The study proves that children at risk for increased lead exposure had disproportionately greater decreases in BLL testing during the pandemic
    During the pandemic, telemedicine is a suitable alternative to in-person well-child visits
    Effects of the pandemic on prevention of lead toxicity in children were limited to decreases in BLL testing