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.

ChristianaCare

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.

17th Annual Nursing Research Conference

Moving Forward: Sustaining a Spirit of Inquiry

Date/Time:

Friday, November 4, 2022 (Time TBD)

Location:

Virtual Conference

Call for Abstracts:

Please submit your Podium or Poster abstract here for the 17th Annual Nursing Research Conference: Moving Forward: Sustaining a Spirit of Inquiry

  • Completed Original Studies
  • Conceptual Studies with Data for Presentation
  • Completed Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Project/Initiative
  • Review of the Literature
  • Research /EBP Engagement, Dissemination, Education, or Leadership Techniques

You will be notified by the conference planning committee of your acceptance or rejection by August 1. The committee may also determine that your podium would be better presented in poster format or that your poster may warrant a podium presentation. We will also request your permission in these cases. For questions please email: nurseresearchconference@gmail.com.

Speakers:

17th Annual Nursing Research Conference Keynote Speakers

Gina Spivey Brown, PhD, MSA, RN is the Chief Servant and Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University, Washington

Gina Spivey Brown, PhD, MSA, RN is the Chief Servant and Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University, Washington.  She has worked professionally in North America, Asia and Africa as an educator, nurse and administrator. She has held the position of Dean, School of Health Professions, Science and Wellness at Washington Adventist University and held a previous academic position at Loma Linda University in California. She has made sustained and substantial contributions to diversifying the healthcare workforce by structuring opportunities for an estimated 1000 underrepresented students to launch nursing and other health care careers. She has worked on the development of international programs in schools and hospitals in Ghana, the Philippines and Tanzania with international capacity building.

She is engaged with a wide audience of nursing leaders and interdisciplinary health care professionals in an effort to advance the nation’s agenda in expanding inclusive health care.  She is a transformational leader who has spoken on 5 continents, addressing health disparities, social justice and religious liberty issues to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, which are hallmarks of her accomplishments.

Dr. Jo Lichten, PhD, RDN, CSP is an energy expert...for people.Dr. Jo Lichten, PhD, RDN, CSP is an energy expert…for people. She works with organizations to recharge their people for improved performance, productivity, and profitability.

As an experienced speaker (1000+ programs), Jo has earned the highly sought after Certified Speaking Professional designation. Jo has experience working in healthcare, higher education, and in corporations including seven years consulting with Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.

Jo’s authored six books including REBOOT. And, her podcast, Energize Your Life, has subscribers from around the world.

Registration:

    • Pre-registration is required

CE Contact Hours:

Nursing contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion of this activity.

Nemours Children’s Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Conference Sponsors:

  • Delaware Nurses Association
  • Nemours Children’s Health
  • ChristianaCare
  • Beebe Healthcare
  • University of Delaware
  • West Chester University College of Health Sciences
  • Wilmington University College of Health Professions
  • Sigma Chapters:
    • Omicron Gamma- Wilmington University – New Castle, DE
    • Xi Delta- West Chester University – West Chester, PA