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.

HomeHealth

Heart Conditions Care

Managing the transition from hospital to home after a heart attack often requires professional support including medical care, therapy and caregiver support. ChristianaCare HomeHealth nurses and in-home health professionals will come to your home to help you or your loved one control symptoms, improve self-care, maximize and independent function, and minimize re-hospitalizations. Count on ChristianaCare HomeHealth to provide:

  • Regular updates to your doctor about your plan of care and your progress.
  • Management of your symptoms.
  • Help in understanding your medications.
  • Counseling in nutrition and activities to enhance daily living.
  • Information about how to identify changes in your health status and when to contact your physician.

Telemonitoring

Along with your scheduled nursing visits, you will receive special equipment that monitors your health in the convenience of your home. A telemonitor assists you in learning how to monitor your health. It is a special device that makes it easy to collect vital signs, including blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, pulse, weight and temperature, at the same time every day.

This information automatically and securely goes to a monitor at the HomeHealth through your telephone line. A nurse checks your information and monitors your progress. Your doctor receives regular updates.

The telemonitoring system is easy to use and even provides voice prompts and features color-coded buttons. The entire process takes only about three minutes. Your nurse will teach you how to use the telemonitoring system, which may include a:

  • Monitor device.
  • Special scale.
  • Blood pressure cuff.

Depending on the information ChristianaCare HomeHealth receives from the telemonitoring system, your home care nurse may:

  • Give you advice over the telephone.
  • Come to see you at your home to check your condition.
  • Call your doctor for further orders.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth partners with patients and their families to provide skilled, coordinated, compassionate in-home care. Our tradition of caring for people across their lifespan is supported by the state’s largest health care system – ChristianaCare. As Delaware’s home health care agency of choice, we are proud to serve our community by helping people get well, be healthy and live independently at home.

ChristianaCare HomeHealth
New Castle County Office
4000 Nexus Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803 directions
302-428-2700
Kent and Sussex County Office
2116 S. Dupont Highway, Suite 2
Camden, DE 19934 directions
302-698-4300 (Kent)
302-855-9700 (Sussex)
We’re available 24 hours a day to schedule appointments or provide assistance.