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  1. Savino, Sandra Ross RN, BS, MPA
  2. Gucciardo, Frank MS, PT


Hospitalized patients may require invasive vascular access. There are several types of vascular access; some have special activity restrictions. This article describes the types of vascular access the hospital caregiver may encounter and suggests conservative activity restrictions, which will assist the caregiver in planning care for the patient with invasive vascular access.