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Student/Faculty Updates

Influenza Season Update
4/1/2014 2:25:36 PM
Influenza season is still active in the United States. If a student or faculty member has not received the flu vaccine this year, he/she must continue to wear a mask per Bayhealth’s Influenza Vaccination Policy. An announcement will be made when the State of Delaware’s Department of Public Health officially ends flu season.

 

Thank you for your continued support of patient safety at Bayhealth!

 

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
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.
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.

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/.

Flu Season is here!
10/5/2012 4:04:25 PM

Students and faculty who are completing clinical experince at Bayhealth are eligible to receive FREE immunization 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.  

Dates and times can be found on Webster's Face Page under IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS....also you may call Occupational Health with question: Dover  678-1303 or Milford 430-5705.

 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! 

See full size image

 

Shoulda got my flu shot.....

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