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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.

Wound Care

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a medical treatment that uses pressurized oxygen to aid in healing wounds. The patient relaxes in a comfortable, pressurized chamber that circulates 100 percent oxygen at two to three times atmospheric pressure to promote healing.

By increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood that is circulated to body tissues, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can promote wound healing, preserve damaged tissues, help to control infection and increase the formation of blood vessels. It can be an appropriate treatment option for people with:

  • Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremeties.
  • Chronic osteomyelitis.
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps.
  • Radiation injuries.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is pain-free, safe and effective, with few or no side effects.

Individual treatments typically last 90 to 120 minutes. The number of treatments needed varies by condition and are administered once daily, five days per week.

During treatment, the patient relaxes in a see-through atmosphere-controlled chamber that allows freedom of movement. Most patients listen to music, watch TV or nap during treatment.

ChristianaCare Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Riverside Medical Arts Complex
Suite 300, 700 Lea Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802 directions
302-320-4540
302-762-3706 fax