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.

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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.

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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Research Governance

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

All biomedical and behavioral research protocols are reviewed and approved by the Christiana Care Institutional Review Board in accordance with 21 CFR 50 and 45 CFR 46. The Christiana Care IRB has been granted a Federalwide Assurance by the Office for Human Research Subject Protection (OHRP) approved through the Department of Health and Human Services (Federalwide Assurance Number FWA00006557). The IRB meets biweekly. Christiana Care is frequently recognized by auditors for high quality IRB processes.

In compliance with federal regulations, Christiana Care IRB conducts reviews of all protocols at least annually and sometimes, depending on the relative risk of the protocol, more frequently. This assures that all protocols are reviewed at least annually. The final continuing review occurs at the time of a closure of a protocol when there are no longer any patients being followed.

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

The Christiana Care Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is the central administrative office responsible for assisting with the processing and submission of sponsored programs at Christiana Care. This includes grant proposal review and submissions as well as contract and budget processing with pharmaceutical, federal and private foundation sponsors on behalf of Christiana Care. OSP is responsible for overseeing that all research proposals, contracts and other agreements abide by Christiana Care and external sponsors research policies and guidelines. Furthermore, the OSP serves to advise and educate the administration and staff on matters of regulatory compliance, federal and internal policies on research, and other research-related issues.

Cancer Research Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions
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