Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to inform nurses about illnesses caused by Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Pseudomonas as well as the preventive measures that can lessen the risk of transmission. 
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss two common parasites generally 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.
  • Discuss the common bacteria responsible for the skin rash associated with hot tubs/spas and swimming pools.
  • Explain at least three recommendations from the CDC to help decrease recreational water illnesses.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.