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: 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: Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19

PowerChart

PowerChart

Codified Admission Diagnoses – ICD-10

A codified diagnosis will be required within ALL Admit Orders, including Power Plans. All providers entering Admission Orders will be impacted by this change as the current “free text” diagnosis.

  • A new required tab within admission order allows the ability to either select existing diagnoses or perform a “quick search” and add new diagnoses.
  • Diagnoses are “working diagnoses” and do not need to meet ICD-10 specificity for Admit Order.
  • Diagnoses will populate your assessment & plan in dynamic documentation.
  • Job Aids for Surgery Power Plan workflow:

Discharge Redesign Project

Developed as a pilot within the Department of Medicine, it is focused on increased provider efficiencies, improved medication reconciliation, enhanced care team collaboration and increased patient and family involvement. PowerChart changes and new workflows are all part of the design.

  • Patient Centered Rounds (PCR) MPage.
  • Soft-Stop Alert for Re-reconciliation after Discharge Med Rec and Discharge Order completed.
  • Soft Stop Alert if Labs/Tests ordered after Discharge Order completed.
  • Documentation Workflow – Medical Readiness Goals for Discharge.
  • Expanded Quick Orders.

Medicine Only:

  • Anticipated Discharge Date.
  • Discharge Med Rec recommendations by Pharmacists for High-Risk Patients.

Discharge Redesign Project Job Aid

 


 

H&P processes:


Job Aids (NOTE: These do not take the place of the on-line training.)

 

Additional PowerChart Enhancements:


Medication History Process