1. Ast, Daniel MS, RN, CRNI(R)
  2. Ast, Travis PharmD


Central vascular access devices (CVADs) provide reliable access for a variety of infusion therapies both in hospital and nonhospital settings. CVAD complications that are not identified and resolved can lead to a delay in therapy or the loss of vascular access. Rapid and accurate identification of complications is essential for obtaining expected treatment outcomes. This article will describe various nonthrombotic CVAD complications as well as identification and appropriate interventions used to manage these events.