Allergic to contrast? Management of hypersensitivity to iodinated radiocontrast media A past history of allergy to radiocontrast press is a universal problem. A careful history may be the key to analysis and premedication can reduce however, not eliminate the threat of a second reaction. Iodinated radiocontrast media are the most commonly used type of contrast agent and are commonly used for improving image quality and description in radiological assessments such as CT scans, and also in interventional techniques such as in cardiac catheterisation and endoluminal arterial stenting. Sufferers might have a reaction whilst having any one of the procedures, and the question then arises regarding the security of re-exposure to comparison agents during a repeat of the same procedure or during another process involving contrast media.In the true spirit of Geneva, she added, there is a real worldwide flavour to the year’s meeting, with the congress offering simultaneous translation from English to French, Italian and German. We’re hoping this service will help us reach out to more delegates than ever before, especially those that may not feel comfortable attending meetings entirely in English completely. Marcia Leventhal, an associate of the Swiss Organising Committee of the Conference, added: Once nurses have dipped their toe into the CCNAP meeting we’re confident they’ll enjoy the atmosphere of the congress and be truly hooked and choose to return next 12 months. The Spring Meeting brings together a real mixture of nurses and allied medical researchers from a variety of backgrounds, including those that work directly with patients and those who just work at the sharpened end of research.