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.


Psychiatry Undergraduate Education

During third year clerkship rotation students will focus on increasing competence in the following aspects of clinical psychiatry:

  1. Developing appropriate treatment relationships with patients;
  2. Working effectively with a clinical team;
  3. Demonstrating responsibility and accountability in patient care;
  4. Growth in reasoning skills required in comprehensive case formulation;
  5. Application of the general psychiatric knowledge base;
  6. Mastery of clinical skills, especially ability to obtain a psychiatric history and conduct a comprehensive mental status examination.
  7. Competence in treatment planning, including integration of psychiatric medications, behavioral and supportive psychotherapies, and practical problem-solving to improve patient quality of life.

Fourth year students will rotate on the locked inpatient unit and develop competency in the following areas

  1. Patient care – Students will be involved in direct patient care with a case load of 2-3 patients.
  2. Medical knowledge – Students will conduct a complete history and mental status examination, will gain experience in formulating a DSM-V differential diagnosis and in developing and implementing a treatment plan, including prescribing psychopharmacology.
  3. Practice-based learning and improvement – Students are expected to review the relevant clinical literature throughout the elective and to incorporate concepts into their clinical experience.
  4. Interpersonal and communication skills – Students will develop communication skills required for team work, working with families of patients, as well as with different hospital teams and consultants.
  5. Professionalism – Students will be expected to demonstrate appropriate professional demeanor, work ethics, and respect for patients and their confidentiality.
  6. System-based practice – Students will work with outside agencies and practitioners related to continuity of care of the patients they follow.