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Mad Cow and New-Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases - CE271-60
Mad Cow and New-Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases

CE271-60 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC
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The goal of this continuing education module is to present nurses with up-to-date information about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, and its human equivalent, new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). This module will also provide nurses with information from The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CVD) and explain the alert’s recommendations that must be in place to attain compliance. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify current methods to control the spread of BSE and vCJD into the U.S.
  • Discuss the prion as an agent capable of causing infectious disease
  • Discuss patient teaching and counseling needs related to BSE and vCJD

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 10/23/2017

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