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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ChristianaCare’s Appearance Standard

As a health care provider, ChristianaCare desires to portray an image that instills a sense of confidence, security and professionalism to those who have entrusted their care to us and to those with whom we work. Each employee is a representative of ChristianaCare and presents an image of the organization to those we serve. Therefore, standards of appearance have been established to ensure that employees present the appropriate corporate image. Although you may work in a non-public area, at times you will have interaction in public areas in the view of patients and other customers. Each department may establish additional guidelines based on the specific needs of their department.

  • Clothing is to be professional in appearance – no tears, rips or holes
  • Dresses or skirts no more than 3 inches above the knee
  • Shoes clean and polished, if applicable
  • Hair kept neat and clean
  • Facial or other body piercing jewelry (other than modest earrings, no more than 2 per earlobe) is not permitted while on duty

Unacceptable attire/appearance:

  • Jeans of any sort
  • Sweat shirts or sweat pants
  • T-shirts
  • Hats of any kind (while inside)
  • Leggings or other inappropriate form-fitting attire
  • Cropped tops or low-cut shirts that expose the midriff
  • Lettering or messages on clothing
  • Shirts not tucked in

ChristianaCare’s appearance standards address personal hygiene as well as the avoidance of odors that may impact our patients such as strong perfumes, cologne and the odor of tobacco. Employees who do smoke should take necessary precautions to avoid the odor of tobacco or smoke residue while at work.

Smoking
For the health of our patients and employees, ChristianaCare is a smoke free work place. Smoking is NOT permitted in any ChristianaCare facility, on any ChristianaCare campus (this includes in your car in our parking lot) or on an employee’s work time. ChristianaCare does not require that employees quit smoking, however does not permit smoking or the use of chewing tobacco as noted above. Smoking cessation resources are available to employees who would like to quit. Employees who do not wish to quit smoking are encouraged to develop strategies to remain smoke free throughout their work day.