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Student/Faculty Updates

Flu Sticker Distribution
11/26/2013 3:52:34 PM

 

Student/Faculty Flu Sticker Distribution

 

Students and faculty that have provided proof of receiving the flu vaccine for the 2013-2014 flu season must receive a flu sticker for their badge.

Students/faculty will need to come to the KGH Education Department (208 W. Water Street, Dover, DE) to receive their flu stickers.

I will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00AM-10:00AM and 2:00PM-3:00PM to distribute flu stickers.

Before arriving, please ensure that the flu vaccine verification letters for your students/faculty were accepted.

Please contact CeAnn Williams - Student Coordinator, at 302-744-6722 or CeAnn_Williams@bayhealth.org if you have any questions.

UPDATE: Flu Vaccination
9/30/2013 10:39:38 AM
Effective immediately, all students/faculty completing an externship or observation at a Bayhealth facility must provide verification of receiving the flu vaccine. Bayhealth will no longer provide free flu vaccines. The cost will be $26.00/person.
The school will need to send a list of students/instructors who have received the flu shot at Bayhealth’s Occupational Health, received the vaccine at a location other than Occupational Health, and those who have declined the vaccine.  The list of students and instructors needs to:
  • Be on letterhead with a signature of confirmation
  • Include the first and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Date and location of where the student/instructor received the vaccine
  • Signature by school designee attesting that proof was shown by the student/faculty
Students/faculty identified as still needing the flu shot can obtain the vaccine by:
  • Coming to Bayhealth’s Occupational Health, making payment and receiving the flu shot.
  • Receiving the flu shot elsewhere and provide documentation to CeAnn Williams - Bayhealth Student Coordinator, that you have received the flu shot.
  • Calling Gayle Myran at Occupational Health, 302-678-1303, to schedule a large group or to pay for the flu shots and administer the flu shots at the school.
Any person who declines the flu shot will be listed in the letter as a declination and will be required to wear a mask in the clinical setting.  Public Health will determine the start date for when masks will need to be worn.  Those who have received a vaccine will have a sticker placed on their badge. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
CeAnn Williams - Student Coordinator at 302-744-6722 or ceann_williams@bayhealth.org 
Kate Salvato - Director of Education at 302-744-7188 or catherine_salvato@bayhealth.org
Student & Faculty Parking
9/18/2013 11:55:20 AM

             Bayhealth Student and Faculty Parking

Bayhealth has secured parking for students and faculty in the Spence’s Bazaar parking lot located at 550 South New Street, Dover, DE 19904.
  • Students and faculty will have access to the parking lot beginning September 23, 2013.
  • The lot will be available every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 1:00 AM.
  • Owners choosing to park their vehicle on the lot do so at their own risk. 
  • On Tuesdays and Fridays, students and faculty must continue to utilize off-site parking. They will not be permitted to park on Bayhealth property on those specific days. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kate Salvato - Director of Education, at 302-744-7188 or Catherine_Salvato@bayhealth.org.
Welcome!
9/5/2013 3:01:52 PM

Welcome Students and Faculty!

We hope that you have a very enjoyable clinical experience at Bayhealth Medical Center. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

- Kate Salvato, Director of Education: 302-744-7188 or Catherine_Salvato@bayhealth.org

- CeAnn Williams, Student Coordinator: 302-744-6722 or CeAnn_Williams@bayhealth.org

Hand Hygiene - Artificial Nails and Extenders
8/12/2013 3:25:35 PM

 

 Hand Hygiene - Artificial Nails and Extenders

According to Bayhealth Hand Hygiene Policy, B6030.03; hand hygiene is the single most important procedure for prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

In addition to handwashing and using alcohol-based hand rubs, other aspects of hand hygiene are critical.

Persons having direct contact with patients are NOT to wear artificial fingernails or extenders. Fingernail extensions or tips, gels, and acrylic overlays, resin wraps or acrylic fingernails constitute types of artificial fingernails.

The rule of thumb is if the product cannot be immediately removed with nail polish remover, then it is considered a nail enhancement. Gels and shellac (which is a combination of gel and regular nail polish) have to be soaked off of the nails.

Natural tips are to be kept less than ¼ inch long. Chipped nail polish is not acceptable.

For more details, please see the policy on BayNet or contact Paula Bodner, MSN, RN-BC – Education Department.

Preferred Language
7/29/2013 3:13:41 PM

Preferred Language

Meaningful communication with patients is a necessity for so many reasons today. Joint Commission has changed their standard on communicating effectively with patients. It is no longer "primary language", now it is "preferred language", which means we must ask the patient. Additionally, we need to determine if parents of minor children require interpreter services as well as the language need of the primary caregiver for when the patient returns home.

Language Line is available through the Switchboard 24/7 and can even be used for telephone calls (billing, scheduling, etc).

  
 
Deaf Talk is available by contacting Security at both Kent and Milford.

Any procedure requiring informed consent and a signature (blood transfusion, surgery, etc) or any appointment where results and plan of care are going to be discussed should have a live interpreter. Live interpreters MUST be scheduled in advance as they are not Bayhealth employees. Departments who are unsure of the procedure for using live interpreters are requested to contact Patient Advocacy for additional information. Phone numbers will be available on the Patient Advocacy Department page on BayNet.
Faculty Clinical Update for 2013-2014
7/11/2013 8:56:46 AM

 

The Faculty Clinical Update has been scheduled for the 2013-2014 school year. The meeting will review several topics including the clinical setting, expectations of faculty and students, and other important information regarding the externship and Student Shadow program at Bayhealth. The meeting has been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Bayhealth Kent General in the General Foods Conference Center, Rooms 1-4

OR

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Bayhealth Kent General in the General Foods Conference Center, Rooms 1-4

You are only required to attend one meeting. If you have any questions regarding the Faculty Clinical Update, please contact Paula Bodner at 302-744-6997 or CeAnn Williams at 302-744-6722.

Happy 4th of July!
7/3/2013 11:40:09 AM

We would like to wish everyone a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

Student Shadow Program
6/24/2013 1:50:13 PM
Please ensure that student shadow requests are coordinated by Paula Bodner or CeAnn Williams. Please provide us with pertinent information (i.e. clinical department desired, start/end date, number of hours needed, etc.) via email or telephone. Once we have received that information, we will contact the department to coordinate the observation.
C. difficile Infection (CDI) Policy
6/17/2013 2:36:58 PM

Bayhealth Infection Prevention Tip of the Week

Bayhealth has implemented a new policy to rapidly identify potential risk factors for the spread of C. difficile infection (CDI) and suggested treatment measures. The new policy includes the CDI bundle checklist and adult physician order set which:

  • Serves as a guide for rapid identification, implementation of treatment and environmental measures used to limit potential cases and minimize complications associated with CDI.
  • The bundle checklist and physician order set offers clear, concise strategies to ensure uniform CDI management and prevention.
  • The checklist is comprised of individual sections to address the role of each multidisciplinary member and offer suggestions for CDI treatment from the CDC and other evidence based sources.

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