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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Education

Vascular Interventional Radiology

Goals and Objectives

  • Get introduced to the full array of the clinical and procedural aspects of the specialty of Interventional Radiology.
  • Observe and participate in the daily operation of a large community hospital based Interventional Radiology Department and Residency Program.
  • Learn basic interpretation skills in various imaging modalities pertinent to the practice of IR.
  • Gain exposure to the inpatient and outpatient clinical evaluations of the IR patient.
  • Become familiar with both basic and advanced IR procedures and actively assist in such procedures when appropriate.

Teaching Methods

The student is offered the opportunity to participate in all areas of the CCHS Interventional Radiology practice including:
  • Inpatient rounds.
  • Outpatient clinic.
  • Fluoroscopic-guided interventions.
  • CT-guided interventions (1 week of 4-week block).
The student will have the opportunity to work closely with staff interventional radiologists and IR residents to:
  • Participate in inpatient rounds.
  • See new patient consults both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Participate in both CT and fluoroscopically guided procedures and learn basic IR skills including:
    • Basic ultrasound skills.
    • Basic wire and catheter handling.
    • Venous access.
    • CT and US guided drainage
Ancillary educational materials are offered as follows:
  • Departmental library including large selection of IR textbooks.
  • Computer assisted educational materials.

Methods of Evaluation

A combined written evaluation will be performed for the student to be sent to the medical school program after completion of the rotation.

Expectations and Responsibilities

The student will be responsible for a single 15-30 min presentation on the IR topic of their choice to be given during the last week of their curriculum.

Unique Attributes

The following areas of IR radiology are available, all starting at 7am:

  • ER, Inpatient, and outpatient interventional/ angiographic procedures are performed throughout the day on the 2nd floor of the hospital in the HVIS area and in the CT5 area near fluoroscopy.
  • Common procedures include: central venous access, renal intervention, venous lytic therapy, arterial lytic therapy, CT-guided biopsies and ablations, IVC filter placement/ removal, cholecystostomies, embolization (GI bleed/ traumatic Bleed, chemoembolization), Paracentesis, etc.
  • Scrubs are required for this rotation.

Block Dates

Flexible

Duration

4 weeks (will offer 2 or 3 week)

Offered to

3rd or 4th year

Available Spots

2 per rotation

Setting

Inpatient and outpatient

Location/Facilities

Christiana Hospital

Shifts

No

Parking and Transportation

Rotation is only at Christiana Campus

Dress Code

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs will be provided.

Clerkship Directors

Christopher Grilli, DO
E-mail: CGrilli@ChristianaCare.org

Clerkship Coordinator

Vashti Nevadomski
E-mail: vnevadomski@christianacare.org