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, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. 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.

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, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 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.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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

For Health Professionals

Care for the Caregiver

We are here for you

Care for the Caregiver logoAmong the hallmark behaviors of The ChristianaCare Way are respect and compassionate care for every person. This holds true when it is one of our own colleagues who is grieving, traumatized, or distressed due to experiences providing care or being in the workplace. ChristianaCare responds with outreach and compassion when a colleague becomes a “wounded healer,” “second victim,” or would like support.

The Care for the Caregiver team provides support to caregivers when they experience stress related to patient care or the workplace (e.g., adverse event, workplace violence, staff death, vicarious trauma). Our goal is to listen empathetically, help our colleagues understand and process their experiences, and identify their needs to return to their satisfying professional work.

The Care for the Caregiver Team

The Care for the Caregiver team is comprised of volunteers from a variety of disciplines, including attending physicians, resident physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, chaplains, and patient care technicians. The Care for the Caregiver team members have been trained in peer support and were selected because of their high level of competence in helping second victims.

If you or a colleague might benefit from peer support, Vocera web page “Care for the Caregiver” (page ID #1239) to connect to peer support within 24-48 hours.” 

The following resources can help you learn more about the Care for the Caregiver program: