Allergies to contrast (EPIC users)

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Jameika M. Stuckey
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Allergies to contrast (EPIC users)

Hey everyone,

Do you guys have creative ways to address allergic reactions to medications that may help prevent/or bring awareness to possible allergies to contrast? I ask because we recently had a patient with an allergy to Bactrim already listed on their chart who experienced an allergic reaction to an ultrasound enhancing agent (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres) for an Echocardiogram, and required treatment and ICU monitoring for a day.

Looking forward to hearing back.

Jameika Stuckey, PharmD
University of Mississippi