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.

For Health Professionals

HIV/AIDS Research

  • The research division of the HIV Community Program was originally funded in 1989 as a site of the Community Program for Clinical Research on AIDS. The HIV Program was one of the first 17 sites in the nation.
  • The goal of the Community Program for Clinical Research on AIDS is to integrate research protocols into the primary-care setting. Under this grant more than 200 patients participated in research protocols. The successful implementation of a research agenda into primary care led to the Delaware Community Program for Clinical Research on AIDS being chosen as one of five NIAID-funded sites to participate in the civilian expansion of the Walter Reed GP-160 Vaccine Trial.

  • As a result of successful enrollment and retention of patients into these studies, the HIV Community Program broadened its focus to include pharmaceutical studies in 1994. Since that time The HIV Community Program has successfully executed more than 15 clinical protocols. These studies have included Phase II, III, and IV trials, as well as expanded-access protocols.

    The HIV Program’s excellent quality-assurance program and dedicated research staff help to ensure the timely and accurate collection of data. The implementation of research into the primary care setting helps to promote drug adherence and provides “one stop shopping” for the HIV-infected patient.

    Research coordinators prepare and coordinate the regulatory requirements of the protocols. They are available during clinic visits to assist the physicians with implementation of the protocol. In addition, they are also available to provide guidance to in-house staff when a study patient is admitted to the hospital.

  • Information about current research opportunities can be obtained by calling the HIV Community Program Office at 302-255-1300.