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Student/Faculty Updates

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative
3/4/2014 2:17:59 PM

  

The World Health Organization/UNICEF Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative (BFHI)

 

 

Bayhealth is working towards designation as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF as a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
 The guidelines for reaching this achievement include educating clinical nursing instructors or educators. Clinical educators, staff nurses, and physicians can complete the training for free by visiting Wellstart Internationalwww.wellstart.org.
At this time, it is optional for clinical instructors on critical care, med/surg, or emergency services units. However, Maternal/Child clinical instructors must show they have current, research based knowledge in the area and the 3 hour course provided by Wellstart International meets the criteria needed. If an instructor has completed the education for another Baby-Friendly Hospital, they do not need to redo the course. The instructor only needs to provide a copy of their certificate of completion.
Certificates of completion must be sent to CeAnn Williams at Bayhealth’s Education Department (640 S. State St. Dover, DE 19901). Certificates of completion can also be sent via fax (302-730-3047) or email (CeAnn_Williams@bayhealth.org).
Please feel free to contact CeAnn Williams at 302-744-6722 if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting Bayhealth in this initiative.
Student & Faculty Parking Reminder
1/28/2014 10:33:04 AM

                                Bayhealth Student & Faculty Parking Reminder

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.
  • Vehicles parking 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.

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.
  • Vehicles parking 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.
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.

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!

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.
Hand Hygiene
6/11/2013 9:00:00 AM

Bayhealth Infection Prevention Tip of the Week

HAND HYGIENE

Milford Memorial and Kent General will be supplied with new FOAM based hand hygiene products in the near future.

 Quick tip reminders for correct use:

Hand Washing

  • Wet hands with water
  • Apply one pump of soap and wash for at least 15 seconds
  • Rinse hands
  • Dry hands with paper towel and use to turn off faucet
  • Apply lotion

 Foam Hand Sanitizer:

  • Dispense one pump of product into hands
  • Rub hands together to cover all surfaces, including backs of hands and between fingers
  • Rub until dry; do not rinse off

 

 

Fall 2013 Externship Forms
6/3/2013 2:23:10 PM

Please submit your fall 2013 externship requests as soon as possible. We have received several externship request forms, so space availability is becoming limited. Please submit your completed form via email to CeAnn Williams or Paula Bodner. If you have questions or concerns, please contact:

CeAnn Williams - Student Coordinator: CeAnn_Williams@bayhealth.org or 302-744-6722
 
Paula Bodner - Externship Coordinator: Paula_Bodner@bayhealth.org or 302-744-6997
Happy Memorial Day!
5/23/2013 8:47:16 AM

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Congratulations!
5/16/2013 11:45:45 AM

Congratulations to the May 2013 Graduates!

 

 

Graduation is a time to celebrate your achievements, prepare for a future of opportunities, and embrace a world of infinite possibilities. Good luck in your future endeavors!

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