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.

Dragon Medical One (DMO)

New cloud-based dragon with improved accuracy, profile stability and instant auto-launch with PowerChart/FirstNet/SurgiNet

TIP:  YOU MUST BRIEFLY PAUSE BEFORE SPEAKING (½ second) after pressing the dictation button.

Clinical Calculators

DMO FAQ’s

Can the Dragon PowerMic help move my dictation from section to section within dynamic documentation workflow? (e.g. HPI to ROS to PE…)
Yes, speak the command “Next Section” or “Previous Section.” This is a step-by-step command that can also be manually programmed to your PowerMic microphone (see DMO – Menu Options & Settings).

I use a different microphone than the PowerMic. What are my options?
I need to use Dragon to dictate into other applications.
DMO is currently only configured to work with PowerMic II/III microphones and can only be used within Cerner applications. On regular workstations (WS machines), you may continue to use the legacy Dragon Network Edition if you utilize a different microphone or need to use Dragon within other applications.

Certain autotext/macros do not work anymore.
DMO no longer supports the use of autotext built with associated lists (e.g. EKG macro <heart rate>)