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Bradley workshop helps medical professional enhance skills amid spike in workers

Published: May. 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - With more entering the field, medical professionals had the chance to stay sharp during a skills workshop Wednesday at Bradley University.

Training group Skills Made Easy based out of Houston paid a visit to the school to provide an extra training opportunity for those in the field to practice with. Topics in focus included multiple aspects of essential care, including suturing, splinting and casting, skin biopsies, and more. Coding and billing patients for services was also covered. Everyone from nurse practitioners to medical doctors were welcome to attend.

According to instructor Dr. Obi Oji with Skills Made Easy, the field has seen a recent increase in NPs, especially for family care.

“You want to know as a family nurse practitioner what to do and what not to do,” she says, “and then of course provide the best care for your patients because they rely on you.”

Dr. Oji adds having workshops like these increases clinical confidence before seeing patients in real time, especially with the spike in new practitioners. She says understanding the guidelines properly is essential to practice.

The workshop cost $475 for Bradley students and $575 dollars for non-students. Attendees also got 16 hours of continuing education and 3.75 hours of pharmacology.

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