Central line infections - hospitals

Central line-associated bloodstream infection; CLABSI; Peripherally inserted central catheter - infection; PICC - infection; Central venous catheter - infection; CVC - infection; Central venous device - infection; Infection control - central line infection; Nosocomial infection - central line infection; Hospital acquired infection - central line infection; Patient safety - central line infection

You have a central line. This is a long tube (catheter) that goes into a vein in your chest, arm, or groin and ends in your heart or in a large vein usually near your heart.

What is a Central Line?

Preventing Central Line Infections in the Hospital

What the Hospital Should Do

How you can Help During Your Hospital Stay

Signs of Infection to Watch for