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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Provider Training

Providers were assigned two types of learning modules via the Education Center. They are:

  • ICD-10 general overview module in the Education Center. Successfully completing this training will qualify you for 30 minutes of CME credit. A Provider Education Job Aid is available to provide guidance on accessing and completing this education.

    “How-to” modules base on the EMRs. Each module is 5-10 minutes in length, focusing on how to review and update the Problem List in PowerChart, Centricity, GEMMS, or MOSAIQ. Providers should only see those modules that are applicable to their inpatient and/or ambulatory practice.

Documentation Guidance

The Documentation Guidance presented on this page is intended to help providers identify key documentation concepts for ICD-10. Each aid focuses on best practice documentation specific to a diagnosis or procedure.

Doc Tips

The Doc Tips presented on this page are intended to help providers identify key documentation concepts for ICD-10 best practice documentation. Each tip focuses on appropriate documentation specific to a diagnosis or procedure.

Key features associated with Doc Tips include:

  • Diagnosis specificity requirements
  • Differentiating among acute, chronic, and resolved conditions
  • Associated secondary diagnoses
  • Present on Admission (POA) status

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