This document supplies information on the safe administration of contrast media via an intravenous cannula (IVC).
All healthcare professionals who give contrast media (CM) should be educated about and proficient in the administration of contrast, including how to manage side effects such as hypersensitivity, the potential impact on kidney function, and extravasation. This clinical procedure should be read in conjunction with the adverse reaction’s clinical resources listed above in ‘related pages’ and departmental policies.
Administration of IV contrast media should be in line with the relevant manufacturers’ product information and the therapeutic goods administration (TGA) requirements for contrast media, bottles/containers, syringes, and all other components of the contrast delivery system.r
It is important to perform hand hygiene and, non-touch and aseptic non-touch techniques appropriately during contrast preparation and throughout contrast administration as per departmental policies and manufacturer’s guidelines.