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.

Lactation

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For the good health of babies and their mothers, we encourage new mothers to breastfeed whenever possible, and we offer a support network to make it an easy, enjoyable experience for you and your baby. Breast Milk is the perfect food for your baby as it contains antibodies to protect them from illness, is easily digested and changes alongside the growth of your baby. It is also a fantastic tool in the bonding process.

Our commitment to 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).

 

For breastfeeding support, questions or to schedule a consult please call 302-301-3360

Messages will be returned within 24 hours between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions outside of these hours, please call your infants pediatrician.

Our Services

Our experienced nurses are ready to help you with any challenges you may have in breastfeeding and we also supply you with a breast milk pumping journal that can help you track the amount of milk you are making for your baby.

The journal includes: tips for building a supply of breast milk, comfort of flange fit while pumping, how to clean the pump as well as the kit parts and storage guidelines supported by ChristianaCare.

Lactation consultants from ChristianaCare can offer hands-on help with breastfeeding problems and are available for appointments at the Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center at Christiana Hospital.

The Breastfeeding Education and Resource Center provides:

  • Education about breastfeeding.
  • Emotional support and encouragement.
  • Advice for handling physical discomforts, such as soreness or tenderness when breastfeeding.
  • Answers about breastfeeding problems or concerns.
  • Tips for breastfeeding multiples (twins, triplets, etc.).
  • Help for mothers with babies in special care.
  • Breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies and rentals available at our Breastfeeding Resource Center.

Peer counselors for WIC-eligible moms

WIC peer counselors are mothers who have breastfed their own babies. They educate and connect with new moms and mothers-to-be, helping them to become more confident and comfortable with learning to breastfeed.

WIC peer counselors can also offer:

  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortable and discreetly, even in public.
  • Ways to stay close to your baby through breastfeeding, even after you return to work or school.
  • Ideas for getting support from family and friends.
  • Advice for helping your body to make plenty of breast milk for your baby.

To learn more about WIC peer counselors, call 302-301-4151.

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