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

HomeHealth

Skilled Nursing Care

If your loved one has recently undergone surgery, has been discharged from the hospital or is dealing with a disability, chronic condition, or terminal illness, ChristianaCare HomeHealth is here to help. Our dedicated nurses are skilled in medical and surgical nursing, diabetes care, cardiac care, wound care, post-hospital care and medication management. We work with you, your loved one and his or her doctors to create a complete care plan that will meet a wide range of medical needs.

In-home care

Our skilled nurses will come to your, or your family member’s, home to provide the medical care your loved one needs to stay as comfortable, independent and healthy as possible. From pain management to infusion therapy to patient education – we’ll help your loved one remain at home and out of the hospital.

Infusion therapy

For some conditions, medicine, nutrients, and other treatments must be given via intravenous (IV) injection. This type of treatment is also called infusion therapy. Our specially trained infusion therapy nurses provide comfort and healing, including:

  • IV site care.
  • Administration and instruction on IV therapy.
  • Drawing and reporting lab values.

Wound care

Wounds that are not treated properly can take longer to heal and cause other health problems. ChristianaCare HomeHealth certified wound care specialists will come to your home to be sure you or your loved one receives safe and effective treatment that manages pain and promotes healing.

Our wound care experts are experienced in managing a wide variety of skin care needs, from minor skin irritations and injuries to complicated, complex wounds. Plus, we document progress with digital imagery, carefully monitor changes in your healing process and adjust treatment as necessary. Count on us to come to you and provide:

  • Instructions on how to care for your or your loved one’s wounds.
  • Wound treatments that manage pain, prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Follow-up with your physician to assess progress.

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.