[Histonet] CJD protocols anyone?
Your situation sounds similar to ours here.
Following is the information I discovered for us in Canada.
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital
250-368-3311 ext 2263
CJD Information - Canada - September 2005
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance System (CJD-SS)
Elina Olsen -coordinator - 1-613-946-9864
The toll free number is manned, responsive and is the preferred access phone number.(see above)
CJD-SS provides approved shipping containers, no cost.
The Public Health Agency of Canada provides a manual:
Volume: 28S5,November 2002, Infection Control Guidelines, Classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Canada. The URL is as follows;
A printed copy of this manual is available in Anatomic Pathology, KBRH (09/05)
Prion Lab (? National)
Ottawa Civic Hospital
1653 Carling Avenue
Att: Laboratory Medicine, Dr. G. Jansen
Dr. Gerard Jansen
1-613-798-5555 ext 19847
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Celebre
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:37 AM
Subject: [Histonet] CJD protocols anyone?
Hi there Histoland!
Our department has been hit by several 'query' CJD surgical cases lately,
since we rarely handled any questionable cases in the past we are trying to
prepare an updated protocol that will include the handling of these
specimens from begining to end.
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who deals with CJD cases from safety
protocols, protocols on deactivation, processing, cutting and staining,
everything and anything dealing with CJD.
Julia Celebre MLT
Hamilton General Hospital
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