New Hydration Panels to Prevent Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Starting Monday, June 2

New hydration panels will soon be available for all cardiologists, radiologists, vascular surgeons and other service line providers – improving provider efficiency and preventing contrast-induced nephropathy when placing hydration orders. The new panels consider:

  • Patient’s cardiac function.
  • Tonicity of the parenteral IV solution administered.
  • Patient status (Inpatient vs. Outpatient).
  • Patient delivery setting (Preop, Intraop and Postop).

Starting Monday, June 2, hydration panels will be available for Interventional Cardiology and Radiology.

  • Interventional Cardiology – Hydration orders included in the following cardiology order sets:
  • Preop/Intraoperative Hydration
    • Cardiac Catheterization Pre-Procedure
  • Postoperative Hydration Panel
    • Cardiac Catheterization PCI/PTA INTERVENTION
    • Cardiac Catheterization POST PROCEDURE
    • Cardiac Catheterization PTA INTERVENTION
  • Interventional Radiology – A Universal Hydration panel will be available that you can manually add (as requested) to any appropriate order set.

For Vascular Surgery, hydration orders are available on July 10 in these order sets:

  • Preop/Intraoperative Hydration
    • Vascular Surgery Pre-Op – Inpatient
    • Vascular Surgery Pre-Op – Outpatient
    • Vascular Surgery Admission
  • Postoperative Hydration Panel
    • Vascular Surgery Post-Op to ICU 

For All Service Line Providers:

  • We are currently reviewing other service line order sets that may need Universal Hydration orders when contrast is used.
  • If you have a recommendation or request, send it to dbaugh@houstonmethodist.org.