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The Germy Truth About Public Swimming Pools - CE483
The Germy Truth About Public Swimming Pools

CE483 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Connie C. Chettle, MS, MPH, RN
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The purpose of this program is to inform nurses, EMTs and paramedics, and health educators about illnesses caused by Cryptosporidium and Giardia pathogens, as well as the preventive measures that can lessen the risk of their transmission. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the two common protozoan parasite genera responsible for diarrheal illnesses associated with swimming pools and water parks
  • Explain why it is more difficult to eradicate Cryptosporidium than Giardia from swimming pools
  • Explain at least three Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to prevent recreational water illnesses when using swimming pools or water parks

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 3/4/2016

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