The EPA has released an educational video designed to help health care providers recognize, report and prevent waterborne illness from drinking water sources.
"Tap into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers," was developed in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDCs Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
The video explains potential health risks from exposure to microbial and chemical contaminants in drinking water and demonstrates positive actions health care providers can take in their communities. Continuing education credit is available to those health care providers who watch the video and then complete an online test and evaluation.
The video is among a number of EPA's activities to educate health care providers about environmental issues. Those include funding a multi-year nursing education program, "Protecting Children from Environmental Threats," developed by the American Nurses Association and the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
To order the video in a DVD or VHS format and to view supplemental materials, which include additional resources about drinking water for health care providers, visit: www.epa.gov/safewater/healthcare .