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.

Living with epilepsy can be frustrating, especially if you’re struggling to control your seizures with medication.

The first of its kind in Delaware, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at ChristianaCare Health System brings hope to those who have missed activities or important life milestones because of their seizures.

More Accurately Diagnosing Seizures

A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. This can cause changes in behaviors, movements and levels of consciousness.

There are many types of seizures, and they can affect you differently depending on where the seizures begin in the brain. It’s sometimes difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose the type of seizure since they often can’t observe your seizure and how it affects you firsthand during your office visit.

That’s why the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is helpful in pinpointing where seizures are starting in the brain. During your stay, our clinical team records seizures as they are happening. Video cameras are used to record body movements, and an electroencephalography (EEG) is used to monitor brain activity.

This approach provides more in-depth information and data about your brain’s activity. As a result, our highly-specialized team of medical experts can more accurately diagnose the type and severity of your seizures. We can then work with you to design the most effective treatment plan. Our goal is for you to get the treatment you need to live your life to the fullest.