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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After Delivery

After delivery, you will experience family-centered care that puts your baby at your bedside, 24 hours a day. Your partner or designated support person can stay with you and your baby for as long as you are in the hospital. Visiting hours are flexible, too. Review our visitor guidelines to find out more.

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During your hospital stay, the Maternity Admitting Birth Records team can help you with vital statistics and birth record cards, including:

Completing Your Newborn Birth Record During Your Hospital Stay – English & Spanish.

Bonding

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Bonding is the attachment and relationship that develops between a mother and her baby. An essential part of a child’s development, it helps them become better socialized and develop natural relationships.

Whatever your personal circumstances and feelings, we are here to advise and guide you through the natural bonding process, giving both mother and child comfort and support through this new stage in life.

To learn more about our maternity services, call 302-301-3360.

We help you build the bonds of family

At ChristianaCare, you get more time with your baby, who sleeps, eats and gets bathed in your room. This helps you to more quickly learn the cues that your baby uses to express basic needs. It reduces the likelihood of breastfeeding problems. And it helps you to adjust to the rhythms and needs of your child before you go home.

Nurses who are ready with an experienced, helping hand

At all times, your nurse will be available for you to provide you with care, support and education. Our method of care enables our maternity nurses to spend more time in your room when you need coaching, encouragement or advice. Even experienced mothers appreciate this opportunity to learn—or relearn—the finer points of newborn care within the secure environment of the hospital.

Nurses will come to your bedside to help with breast or bottle feeding, diaper changing, bathing, umbilical-cord and circumcision care, and other essential skills. Maternity nurses are also trained lactation nurses, which means that they can provide you with bedside breastfeeding help. Certified lactation consultants are also available if you have additional needs.

This level of commitment to a the highest level of care for infant feeding and mother-baby bonding has earned us a Baby-Friendly™ designation by the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative—a global program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Remember, at ChristianaCare, you have the most experienced labor and delivery team in Delaware ready to help you with needs large or small. We are honored to be your partners in care on your special day—and for a lifetime.

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