IC15 Creuzfeld Jakob Disease (CJD) Policy


Category
Infection prevention and control
Code
IC15
Issue No
Issue 3

Target Audience

All CWP staff

Purpose

CJD is the main prion disease in humans. Currently there is no evidence to suggest that CJD or variant CJD is transmitted from person to person via close contact and that the main risk in healthcare settings is via invasive procedures. This policy aims to ensure that all Trust staff understand how CJD is transmitted and the precautions that are necessary when caring for an affected service user.

Origin

Lead executive
Director of Infection, Prevention and Control (DIPC)

Author and contact number
Infection Prevention and Control Team
01244 397312


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

28 February 2011

Review Date

28 February 2016

Approval Meeting

Infection Prevention and Control Sub Committee (IPCSC)

Ratification

Document Quality Group (DQG)

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