Delays, Closures and Cancellations Due to Winter Weather

Here are the Christiana Care Health System delays, closures and cancellations due to the winter storm on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Check back for updates.

Closures & Cancellations:

  • The Brain Aneurysm Support Group meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is canceled.
  • The Breastfeeding Support Group scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 is canceled.

Christiana Care Health System’s essential hospital and emergency services, including the Emergency Departments at Christiana and Wilmington hospitals and Middletown, are open and will continue to operate without interruption. If you have any questions about the cancellation of your appointment, please call your physician.

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.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Education

Pharmacy

The Department of Pharmacy Services offers affiliated universities/colleges of pharmacy Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in a variety of practice settings.

Internal/family medicine

The rotation is designed to enhance and expand the student’s skills in providing comprehensive patient care in a practical work environment under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The student will participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary patient care team and will help to provide clinical pharmacy services. Students will evaluate, assess and monitor medication therapy for select patients on the medical team. In addition, students will be responsible for developing and maintaining accurate medication profiles, laboratory findings, etc. Other responsibilities may include responding to drug information questions, case/disease state topic discussions, adverse drug reaction follow-up, presenting in-services, and writing newsletter articles.
Objectives:

  • Expand the student’s knowledge base on pharmacotherapy associated with common disease states found on an internal medicine/family medicine unit.
  • Develop confidence in making recommendation to other healthcare professionals to enhance medication therapy and patient outcomes.
  • Develop skills in patient assessment, drug/dose selection, and medication monitoring.
  • Develop skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Other objectives as assigned by the affiliated university/college of pharmacy.
Director Scott Shoop, Pharm.D.
Student Coordinator Lisa Carnley, 302-733-6364, LCarnley@ChristianaCare.org
Location Christiana Hospital or Wilmington Hospital
Duration 5–6 weeks (varies depending on university or college requirements)
Students 1–6 (varies depending on preceptor capacity)

Critical care (medical, surgical, cardiac intensive care)

The critical care experience is designed to provide the student with exposure to one of the various intensive care settings. The medical intensive care patient population includes patients with respiratory failure, ARDS, COPD, asthma exacerbations, pneumonia, sepsis, etc. The surgical intensive care patient population includes patients on the trauma services as well as routine scheduled surgeries, which may include abdominal, orthopedic, head and neck, etc. The cardiac intensive care patient population includes patients following open heart surgery, angioplasty, etc.

The rotation is designed to enhance and expand the student’s skills in providing comprehensive patient care in a practical work environment under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The student will participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary patient care team and will help to provide clinical pharmacy services. Students will evaluate, assess and monitor medication therapy for select patients on the ICU team. In addition, students will be responsible for developing and maintaining accurate medication profiles, laboratory findings, etc. Other responsibilities may include responding to drug information questions, case/disease state topic discussions, adverse drug reaction follow-up, presenting in-services, and writing newsletter articles.
Objectives:

  • Expand the student’s knowledge base on pharmacotherapy associated with common disease states found in the intensive care unit.
  • Develop confidence in making recommendations to other health care professionals to enhance medication therapy and patient outcomes.
  • Develop skills in patient assessment, drug/dose selection, and medication monitoring.
  • Develop skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Other objectives as assigned by the affiliated university/college of pharmacy.
Director Scott Shoop, Pharm.D.
Student Coordinator Lisa Carnley, 302-733-6364, LCarnley@ChristianaCare.org
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 5–6 weeks (varies depending on university or college requirements)
Students 1–5 (varies depending on preceptor capacity)

Kidney transplantation

This rotation is designed to enhance and expand the student’s skills in providing comprehensive patient care in a practical work environment under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The student will participate as an active member of a multidisciplinary patient care team and will help to provide clinical pharmacy services. Students will evaluate, assess and monitor medication therapy for select patients on the transplant team service. In addition, students will be responsible for developing and maintaining accurate medication profiles, laboratory findings, etc. Other responsibilities may include responding to drug information questions, case/disease state topic discussions, adverse drug reaction follow-up, presenting in-services, and writing newsletter articles.
Objectives:

Expand the student’s knowledge base on pharmacotherapy associated with organ transplant.

Develop confidence in making recommendation to other health care professionals to enhance medication therapy and patient outcomes.

Develop skills in patient assessment, drug/dose selection and medication monitoring.

Develop skills in verbal and written communication.

Other objectives as assigned by the affiliated university/college of pharmacy.

Director Scott Shoop, Pharm.D.
Student Coordinator Lisa Carnley, 302-733-6364, LCarnley@ChristianaCare.org
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 5–6 weeks (varies depending on university or college requirements)
Students 1

Ambulatory care (adult medicine clinic, HIV clinic)

This rotation is designed to enhance and expand the student’s skills in providing comprehensive patient care in a practical work environment under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. The student will participate as an active member on the pharmacy team at the clinic site. Students will evaluate, assess and monitor medication therapy for select patients seen on the pharmacy service at the clinic. In addition, students will be responsible for developing and maintaining accurate medication profiles, laboratory findings, etc. Other responsibilities may include responding to drug information questions, case/disease state topic discussions, adverse drug reaction follow-up, presenting in-services and writing newsletter articles.
Objectives:

  • Expand the student’s knowledge base on pharmacotherapy associated with common disease states managed in the community such as asthma, COPD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes (adult medicine clinic).
  • Expand the student’s knowledge base on pharmacotherapy associated with the management of HIV and opportunistic infections (HIV clinic).
  • Develop confidence in making recommendation to other health care professionals to enhance medication therapy and patient outcomes.
  • Develop skills in patient assessment, drug/dose selection, and medication monitoring.
  • Develop skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Other objectives as assigned by the affiliated university/college of pharmacy.
Director Scott Shoop, Pharm.D.
Student Coordinator Lisa Carnley, 302-733-6364, LCarnley@ChristianaCare.org
Location Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington Annex
Duration 5–6 weeks (varies depending on university or college requirements)
Students 1–2 (varies depending on preceptor capacity)

Hospital administration

The student will gain an understanding of the administrative activities associated with the general operation of the department and the responsibilities of committee/team management. In addition, the student will be provided experiences in the verification and distribution of medications within the OR pharmacy, IV lab pharmacy and satellite pharmacy.
Objectives:

  • Expand the student’s knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice by participating in functions of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician.
  • Develop an understanding of the reporting relationships within a pharmacy.
  • Observe the budget and allocation process within a large hospital system.
  • Other objectives as assigned by the affiliated university/college of pharmacy.
Director Scott Shoop, Pharm.D.
Student Coordinator Lisa Carnley, 302-733-6364, LCarnley@ChristianaCare.org
Location Christiana Hospital
Duration 5–6 weeks (varies depending on university or college requirements)
Students 1–2 (varies depending on preceptor capacity)