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.

11th Annual Kidney Transplant Symposium

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ChristianaCare employees must register through Learning Space Course D:ALL_ALL_VIRTKT1000

Overview

The goal of this year’s symposium is to provide multidisciplinary points of interest to Care Providers of End Stage Renal Disease patients. The topics include education regarding the pre- and post-transplant impacts on patients as well as current and global trends related to kidney transplant.

Date/Time

Thursday, October 22, 2020 (8:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.)
Location: Virtual Videoconference

Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses and related professionals (such as social workers, dietitians, etc.) in dialysis, nephrology, surgical, OR, transplant or other related environments.

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe how patients and caregivers adapt to telehealth relationships for transplant evaluation and care management.
  2. Define KDPI and why KDPI scores are important in kidney transplant.
  3. Learn about the differences in kidney transplant from a global perspective.
  4. Describe the interrelationship between Hepatitis C and kidney transplant.
  5. Understand the details related to urological, psychosocial and pharmaceutical issues pre- and post-transplant.
  6. List the complications of nutritional considerations at all phases of transplant journey and importance of physical activity.

Registration

Pre-registration is required.

In order to receive certification of completion and CE hours, each participant must be able to login to symposium and complete polling questions throughout individually. CE hours cannot be awarded to those participating in a group environment.

There is no fee for this conference.

Meeting information will be sent to the registrants prior to the conference.

Please contact Heather Crumley with any questions. Registration deadline is October 16.

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Agenda

7:30 Virtual Registration/Sign in

8:00 Welcome! ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Ryan Haydu, MBA, CPHQ,
Program Administrator

8:10 KDPIs in Kidney Transplant: The Who, What & Why of Organ Scoring ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Jennifer Davis, MSN, RN, Transplant Coordinator

9:00 Potential Psycho-Social Risks Associated with Kidney Transplant ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Eileen Edge, LCSW, Transplant Social Worker

9:30 Global Transplant Practices ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Clare Shumate, BSN, RN
Transplant Coordinator

10:00 Break
10:15 It’s aLIVE!…or is it?  Vaccinations Before and After Transplantation ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Nadia Hellenga, PharmD, BCPS
Transplant Clinical Pharmacist

11:00 Kidney Transplant of Hepatitis C+ Donors into Hepatitis C- Recipients ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Peter A. Burke, DO, MBA
Transplant Nephrologist

12:00 Lunch Break
12:45 Urology Issues after Kidney Transplant ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

S. John Swanson, MD
Transplant Surgeon

1:45 Adapting to Telehealth Post COVID-19 ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Ryan Haydu, MBA, CPHQ
Program Administrator

2:15 Break
2:30 The Role of Nutrition in the Phases of Kidney Transplant including Diet, Food Safety, and Physical Activity ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program

Marlene L. Strayer, RD, LDN, CCTD
Transplant Dietitian

University of Delaware

Brittany Glazar, MS, CEP
Clinical Exercise Physiologist

3:30 Conclusion & Program Evaluation

Technical Requirements

This activity is best experienced using the most current browser (or one back) of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. For all activities featuring audio you must have a sound card and speakers.

Accreditation

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

There is not accreditation available directly for dietitian and social work professionals. Please reach out to your individual continuing education professional organizations to see if this program is eligible for hours based on their standards and guidelines.

CE Contact Hours

Contact hour approval for approximately 6 CE hours is in progress.

Criteria for successful completion include attendance for the entire day, measured time of log in and log off, periodic “pulse checks” throughout the day and submission of completed evaluation form.

Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the symposium electronically.

Disclaimer

All information contained within this activity is intended for educational purposes only. Physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm the information contained in this educational activity. No single reference or service can take the place of medical training, education and experience. This educational activity does not define a standard of care, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. This information should not substitute for a visit or consultation with a health care provider.

ChristianaCare employees must register through Learning Space Course D:ALL_ALL_VIRTKT1000

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