Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this continuing education program 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 now-retired Sentinel Event Alert on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CVD). 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

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.