Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

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WorkLife Wellbeing Programs and Services

Giving you the knowledge and skills to create an environment where caregivers thrive.

We have a range of services available to choose from based on your organization’s needs:

ChristianaCare COMPASS ProgramTM

The COMPASS (Clinician-Organized Meetings to Promote and Sustain Satisfaction) initiative is designed to encourage collegiality, shared experience, mutual support and meaning in work, to decrease burnout and promote wellbeing. The program manual includes six months of discussion prompts on ten topics such as medical mistakes and the wounded healer, personal and professional integration, and finding sources of meaning.

Consulting Services

WorkLife experts provide subject matter expertise to assist organizations in establishing a WorkLife wellbeing program or in tackling specific wellbeing challenges. The duration and scope of each engagement can be tailored to meet each client’s specific need.

  • On-site Consultation
  • Phone Consultations
  • Site Visits to the Center for WorkLife Wellbeing

ChristianaCare Peer Support Program: Web-Based Education Modules

We offer training modules that educate peer supporters to recognize, assess, respond and support second victims following an adverse event. These modeules include:

  • The Impact of Emotional Trauma on Healthcare Providers
  • How to Effectively Support Second Victims
  • A Guide for Peer Support Training

Speaking Engagements

Engaging and informative speakers present on a variety of wellbeing topics at your event or conference.

Subject matter experts address provider wellbeing, trauma exposure and self-care. Specific topics include:

  • System strategies for achieving joy in the workplace.
  • Making the business case for addressing burnout.
  • Innovating approaches to wellbeing in graduate medical education.
  • The second victim: caring for the caregiver after adverse events.
  • Strategies for empowering front-line wellbeing champions.
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal wellbeing strategies (for individuals and teams).

Think one of these programs could benefit your organization?

Get in touch to speak to a member of the team.

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