In September, we’ll join 1,400 vascular access professionals at the Association of Vascular Access (AVA) annual scientific meeting in National Harbor, Maryland.
With top nurses from across the country presenting topics covering everything from ultrasound guided access to advancing a practice, we thought we’d reach out to one of our own to find out just how important peer-to-per education is.
“When I started placing PICCs (peripherally inserted central venous catheters) it was totally different. I had to stay on top of training for myself. But now what keeps me on top of my education is my involvement with societies like AVA and INS (the Infusion Nurses Society),” said Cook Medical clinical specialist, Diana Melton.
Meetings like AVA’s annual scientific meeting are also a chance for nurses to network and share stories about their practice.
“At a recent scientific meeting, I was talking with a PICC nurse who was fairly new to the profession when he said that he didn’t realize antibiotic impregnated PICCs were on the market. It was through that exchange that I was able to educate him on how technology can help prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections,” Diana said. “These meetings are incredibly valuable.”
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or brand new to the nursing field we look forward to seeing you in Maryland. Come visit us at booth 343.