The American National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has announced the launch of the Recreational Water Illnesses online training course and handbook.
Designed to help pool professionals understand and prevent water-related illnesses, the course aims to ensure a safer environment for bathers. The NSPF says that public health officials, pool operators, aquatic managers, pool/spa service companies, suppliers and manufacturers will gain a comprehensive and detailed understanding of how to control Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs).
NSPF CEO Thomas M. Lachocki comments: “It is hard to get excited about rashes, diarrhoea and pneumonia. However, it is exciting when this field’s leading microbiologist, Roy Vore, PhD, composes a masterpiece to help us minimize those maladies.”
Director of Educational Programs at NSPF Alex Antoniou adds: “The online course provides convenient training with a dynamic learning experience that includes narration, images, video, and interactive activities, and a copy of the Recreational Water Illnesses handbook.”
The following topic areas are examined:
- Risk management and how it applies to RWIs
- Microbes and diseases
- Recreational Water Illnesses overview
- Gastrointestinal illnesses caused by micro-organisms; how outbreaks occur
- Increased risk facilities
- Dermal RWIs, infectious and non-infectious
- Distinguishing chemical and bacterial rashes
- Respiratory RWIs, infectious and non-infectious
- Other micro-organisms and diseases in aquatic settings
- Methods for routine control of RWIs
- Methods for remedial control of RWIs
The course costs $75.00 per student.
Registrants have access to the online training for six months once purchased and can retain the book as a long-term reference.