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Contrast Agents – Guidance for Managing Shortages and Conservation

What options are available for organizations to consider as they manage the impact of the critical shortage of intravenous contrast agents?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only. 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently published a resource titled "Considerations for Imaging Contrast Shortage Management and Conservation" which is consistent with our current accreditation requirements. Organizations are encouraged to review this document which provides guidance in shortage management and conservation.
 
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Medication Management MM
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