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Student/Faculty Updates

Flu Season Has Officially Ended
4/30/2013 4:27:12 PM
 
Bayhealth has been notified that the number of confirmed influenza cases has significantly decreased. Therefore, the flu season has officially ended in Delaware. Faculty and students can now remove their flu badges and are no longer required to wear masks.
If you have any questions, please contact the Education Department at 302-744-7135 and ask to speak with Paula Bodner - Externship Coordinator; or CeAnn Williams - Student Coordinator.
National Nurses Day!
4/30/2013 11:46:48 AM

             

 
National Nurses Day is Monday, May 6, 2013 and we would like to recognize the faculty and student nurses for their dedication, commitment, and hard work. We hope everyone has the opportunity to celebrate their contribution to the community.
Thank you for all that you do!
Influenza cases continue to be diagnosed
4/9/2013 4:11:33 PM

April 9, 2013 4:15 pm

Although the flu season typically runs October through March, we are requiring staff and students to continue following the Influenza policy, which means that flu badges need to be worn and masks should be worn for patient contact for non-immunized students/staff.   If you have any questions please contact Education Department 744-7135 and ask to speak with Paula Bonder or Kate Salvato.

Patient Safety Week Conference
3/7/2013 3:23:31 PM

 Friday March 8th 3:00 pm -4:00 pm

Please have your faculty and students join us on for our annual Patient Safety Conference focusing on Safe Patient Handling.

Conference location is Pavilion Conference Rooms 

Effective Immediately March 7, 2013 - Charting Patient Information
3/6/2013 4:30:03 PM

ATTENTION:

Faculty Members and Students

Bayhealth physicians are implementing CPOE (computerized physician order entry) and will require access to  all laptops and desk computers in the nurses' station areas.

I am asking you to refrain from gathering in the nurses' station area as the implementation of CPOE is rolled out.

Please use the WOWs (Workstation on Wheels) for referencing and charting patient information. Thank you!

We appreciate your support of our physicians as they begin using this exciting technology! 

Please call me should you have concerns or questions.

Kate Salvato, Director of Education  302-744-7188

WEBSTER
2/14/2013 11:05:55 AM

                   

WEBSTER is Bayhealth's intranet or  homepage.  WEBSTER gives you access to policies and procedures, the medical library resources , infection prevention tipsBug Bites Newsletter, and so much more.  

REQUIRED - Immunization Against the Flu
1/15/2013 11:16:00 AM

Students and faculty who are completing clinical experience at Bayhealth must be immunized against the 2012-2013 influenza virus.

People who choose not to receive the flu immunization must wear a surgical mask at all times when caring for our patients.  

 If you have already recieved your flu shot bring proof of immunuzation and receive your own"I'm Vaccinated" tag to wear on your uniform!  Our gift to you for putting patients 1st! 

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Shoulda got my flu shot.....

Bayhealth Responding to Statewide Influenza Outbreak
1/11/2013 1:15:19 PM

Like health care organizations throughout Delaware and across the country, Bayhealth – Kent General and Milford Memorial – is adapting hospital facilities to meet the local community’s increased need for care. Making more inpatient beds available and increasing staffing are two of the initiatives currently underway. 

Bayhealth Chief Medical Officer Gary Siegelman, MD, says the best way to prevent influenza is to get vaccinated.  “Vaccines are still available and are effective against this year’s strain of flu.  Physician offices, clinics and many drug stores have ample supplies of the flu vaccine.”

Bayhealth took a more aggressive approach to preparing for this year’s influenza season, starting proactively by requiring physicians, employees, volunteers and contractors to get the vaccine or wear a surgical mask in patient areas. Over 95% of Bayhealth employees received this year’s vaccine.

To complicate the upsurge in influenza cases, the community is also experiencing an increase in Norovirus – commonly known as the “stomach bug.”  Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting, and the virus is easily transmitted from person to person.  Anyone can get the Norovirus. It is not related to influenza, and there is no vaccine to prevent Norovirus.

Bayhealth is asking for assistance from the community during this time. If you wish to visit patients at Kent General or Milford Memorial: 

  • Visitors should receive approval from nursing before entering a patient room.
  • Only immediate family should visit.
  • No one under 18 years of age should visit.
  • Visitors should disinfect hands using the gel dispenser located inside each patient care unit as they enter and exit. 

Learn more about influenza symptoms, prevention and treatment  by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm. The Centers for Disease Control also have information on norovirus on their website at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Norovirus/.

Audits at the Schools Beginning 2013
1/9/2013 10:25:27 AM

 

Audits in 2013

Beginning January 2013, Bayhealth's Externship Coordinator, Paula Bodner, will come to your school to review/audit the student and faculty files for compliance. See the Faculty portion of the Bayhealth website for more details.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
12/20/2012 3:17:03 PM

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Congratulations to the December graduates of 2012!  We wish them well in pursuing their new careers. 

 

Have a SAFE and HAPPY HOLIDAY and a great beginning to your New Year.

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2013!

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