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Central Vascular Access Device Infection (CVADI) Rates

​​​​​​​​​​​What is a central vascular access device infection (CVADI)?

Patients who need frequent intravenous (IV) medications, blood, fluid replacement and/or nutrition may have a central vascular access device (or “line”) placed into one of their veins. Central lines may cause infections when bacteria grows in the line and spread to the patient’s bloodstream. CVADIs can be prevented by following good infection control practices when inserting and taking care of the line.