I am working very hard to bring my department up to speed on current best practice for central line placement. We are not a dedicated vascular access team so we do much more than PICC lines (unfortunately). We have been told that we can apply for education money for classes or "opportunities". I see that both AVA and the INS have regular conferences and publications. Can anyone recommend one over the other? Why?
A large portion of any education is very likely to come out of our own pockets and we will not see a pay raise for any certifications (like CRNI). All efforts will be purely for our patients and our own resumes. Being the frugal tape saving nurses we are, we don't want to waste time or money.
I appreciate any input!