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.

Pastoral Services

Clinical Pastoral Education

ChristianaCare offers education and practical training in the spiritual and pastoral care of patients, families and health care personnel through the Clinical Pastoral Education Program. ChristianaCare’s CPE Program is fully accredited by The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. to offer Level I, Level II, and Supervisory CPE.

Clinical pastoral education is theological and professional education for ministry. Our program is designed to emphasize the importance of the pastoral relationship in each person’s life journey. The curriculum integrates theology, behavioral sciences, and spiritual development with personal experience and reflection. Training for the Clinical Pastoral Education Program takes place at both our Newark and Wilmington campuses.

For more information, contact The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc., 1 West Court Square, Suite 325, Decatur, GA 30030. Phone: 404-320-1472. Fax: 404-320-1472.

Summer Unit

June through August, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one overnight on-call per week.

Extended Unit

September through May, with seminars on Mondays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, plus 8–10 hours of pastoral care per week and two overnight on-calls per month (24 hours).

Residency Program

Full-time 12-month stipended residency program integrated within Academic Affairs that begins in mid-August. An application fee of $30 should be included made payable to ChristianaCare. There is no tuition required for the CPE Residency Program.

Tuition (Summer and Extended Units)

The first unit is $500. Additional units are $250 each.

Scholarship assistance is available for persons of the Jewish faith through the Rheva H. Cook Memorial Chaplaincy Fund. Call us for information about this fund.

How to apply

For any of the programs, applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

  • Seminary student with one year at an accredited theological school or equivalent.
  • Ordained, licensed or commissioned clergy with one year at an accredited theological school or equivalent.
  • Member of a vowed religious community.
  • Lay minister or caregiver with an undergraduate degree and some theological education, who is either engaged in pastoral care or preparing for pastoral ministry.

Apply early to secure your program of choice by completing and submitting the Application for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Pastoral Services
Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
302-733-1225