Most of the work of health care providers is highly interactive and face-to-face. We depend on facial expressions and body language to help us deliver the best care to patients. Patients often say one thing (“No, I’m not in any pain”), but their faces and vital signs tell a different story. We all know and apply this axiom: watch what they do, not what they say. The person-to-person exchange of critical patient orders between and among providers literally mean life or death.

Face-to-face professional networking and informal learning have taken a huge hit over the past 2 years of COVID-19. It has been particularly difficult for those of us working in smaller yet vitally important subspecialties such as vascular access and infusion therapy. Think about how many pearls of wisdom you received during interactions at AVA annual scientific conferences, lunch-and-learns, and local network and chapter dinner discussions in the prepandemic...

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