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.

Trauma Department

Your Care Team

The trauma advanced practice nurse (APN) plays a key role in your loved one’s care. Trauma APNS are independent practitioners who collaborate with the trauma attending surgeon. They attend daily trauma rounds and develop patient care plans. Trauma APNs also perform minor procedures, can prescribe medicine and coordinate follow-up care. They communicate with the trauma care team and patients and families. APNs also coordinate with Outpatient Services to follow trauma patients after discharge.

Trauma APNs are part of a large trauma team (see below) who cares for your loved one.

Trauma attending surgeon: A trauma surgeon who directs the trauma team and consults with other surgeons and doctors as needed. A trauma surgeon is on call for immediate response at all times.

Addictions counselor: A professional who provides alcohol screening, brief intervention and if necessary, referral to treatment for substance use.

Case manager: A professional who seeks out and coordinates resources for the trauma patient being discharged home.

Pastoral services: Chaplains who offer emotional and spiritual comfort to patients and families throughout hospitalization.

Physician assistant (PA): A health professional who practices medicine with the supervision of a licensed doctor.

Resident: A doctor who has completed medical school and is continuing his or her training in a specialty. Surgical and emergency medicine residents always work under the supervision of the trauma surgeon.

Respiratory therapist: A health care professional who provides breathing support and respiratory treatments.

Social worker: A professional who is experienced with coordinating social services needed by trauma patients and their families.

Trauma nurse: A registered nurse who has advanced training in the care of trauma patients. Trauma nurses care for patients around the clock and are responsible for updating families on the patient’s condition with the trauma team.

Trauma hospitalist: A medical doctor who works with the trauma care team on health issues that may impact trauma care.

Other health care professionals may help care for your loved one health care professionals include surgical and medical specialists and occupational therapist, psychiatrist, physiatrist, physical therapist, and speech/language pathologist.

ChristianaCare Trauma Department
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1320
Newark DE 19718 directions