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.

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, 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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Combined emergency medicine / internal medicine elective (4th year)

Christiana Care Health System, Departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine offer a Combined Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine elective rotation.

Combined Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine Clerkship Rotation Dates for 2018-2019

Block 1
Block 2
Block 3
Block 4
Block 5
Block 6
Block 7
Block 8
Block 9
Block 10
Block 11
Block 12

Rotation Dates for 2019-20

Block -1 AKA Bl 11
4/29 to 5/24 2019

Block 0 AKA Bl 12
5/27 to 6/21 2019

Block 1
7/8 to 8/2 2019

Block 2
8/5 to 8/30 2019

Block 3
9/2 to 9/27 2019

Block 4
9/30 to 10/25 2019

Block 5
10/28 to 11/22 2019

Block 6
11/25 to 12/20 2019

Block 7
1/6 to 1/31 2020

Block 8
2/3 to 2/28 2020

Block 9
3/2 to 3/27 2020

Block 10
3/30 to 4/24 2020

This fourth-year elective provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a true combined EM/IM clinical experience. It is primarily an emergency medicine elective (please see details for the emergency medicine fourth year elective), that also gives exposure to internal medicine in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Each week of the four week rotation is divided between both Christiana and Wilmington hospitals, with at least 10 shifts scheduled in the emergency departments. This amount of time allows students to get full emergency department standardized evaluations, which can be used for EM as well as EM/IM residency applications. Additionally, students are paired with upper level EM/IM residents to work at least three to four days on one of the inpatient units (MICU or medicine floor), and at least two half days in the outpatient setting. The EM/IM clinic at Wilmington hospital provides a unique perspective on caring for medically complex patients in an underserved urban setting. While the overall internal medicine exposure is not to the level of a full sub-internship, students definitely get a great feel for what it is like to be a combined EM/IM resident at Christiana Care Health System. There is daily interaction with EM/IM trained residents and faculty, as well as ample time spent with the EM/IM program director for input and feedback.

The Christiana Care EM/IM residency is one of the most long-standing and well established in the country. We have been graduating residents since 1996, and have a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum combining pathology, teaching, mentorship, and exceptional clinical skill. This rotation, the first of its kind in the country, has been fine-tuned over the last seven years, and is ideal for medical students interested in pursuing a combined residency in internal and emergency medicine.

A car is recommended for the rotation. Housing during the rotation may be available, if the student meets criteria established by Christiana Care.

Director Jason Nace, M.D., Assistant Program Director, EM/IM Residency Program
Student Coordinator Sherrill Mullenix: 302-733-1919, smullenix@christianacare.org
Location Each week of the four week rotation is divided between Christiana and Wilmington hospitals, with the majority of the time spent in the emergency department, but also exposure to both inpatient and outpatient internal medicine.
Duration Four week elective for 4th year medical students.