Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.


Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Nursing at Christiana Care

Professional Practice Model

Our new professional practice model speaks to Christiana Care as a supportive, rewarding and professionally engaging environment for nursing practice.

To illustrate the growth of nurses and the components that guide nursing practice across Christiana Care, task force nurses chose the schematic of a tree to illustrate the new professional practice model.

At its foundation are The Christiana Care Way and the new professional governance structure. The roots represent how Christiana Care nurses have roots steeped in ethics, national standards and practice and in Christiana Care Values and Behaviors.

Relationship-based care, the newly adopted care delivery model, is etched into the trunk of the tree. This model includes the nurse, patient, family and all Christiana Care colleagues

New Nursing mission and vision statements clearly define purpose and describe how Christiana Care nurses care for their neighbors, their colleagues and each other; and challenge nurses to drive and support improvements in health care.

The five Magnet model components are represented by the branches and correspond with descriptive words on the leaves that are important to the nursing profession. The Magnet model branches extend and are far-reaching as nursing practice continues to evolve.

Professional Governance

With The Christiana Care Way, Nursing Professional Governance is the foundation of Christiana Care Nursing’s Professional Practice Model. The Nursing Professional Governance Structure involves unit/department nursing staff in the effective and efficient use of resources and in the implementation of our strategic plan to benefit the patient, family, community, nursing staff and organization. Relationship-based care and interdisciplinary collaboration best benefit the patients and families we serve by encouraging the formulation of evidence-based clinical care standards leading to quality outcomes. Nursing Professional Governance uses contemporary internal and external evidence-based practice, national professional nursing practice standards, and the ANA Code of Ethics and Scope & Standards of Practice to define and promote professional practice. A continuous learning environment promotes excellence through the development of clinical competence and leadership capabilities. Professional Governance ensures recognition of nursing as integral to the operation and success of Christiana Care.