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.

Patient & Visitor Guide

Glossary of Hospital Terms

Here’s a basic primer of medical terms and definitions related to people responsible for your care while you are in the hospital.

Attending physician

A physician that has completed residency and practices medicine in a clinic or hospital, often focusing on the specialty learned during residency. An attending physician can also supervise residents and medical students.

Clinical

Pertaining to the bedside or clinic. Clinical work involves patient care.

Fellowship training

Postgraduate training for doctors in specialized fields. The training can include clinical (patient care) and research (laboratory) work. Additional training in a specialty which occurs at the conclusion of residency training.

Hospitalist

A hospital-based general physician. Hospitalists assume the care of hospitalized patients in the place of patients’ primary care physician.

Intensivist

A physician who specializes in the care of critically ill patients, usually in an intensive care unit.

Medical resident (resident physician)

A person who has received a medical degree and who practices medicine under the supervision of fully licensed physicians, usually in a hospital or clinic.

Non-teaching patients

Patients who are cared for by the attending physician without residents being involved in their care.

Residency training

A period of hospital work involving care of patients after completion of four years of medical school.

Staff physician

Staff physician is a fully credentialed physician who has completed training and is a member of the Medical Dental staff.