Paul D. Camp Community College Plans Two More Free Workshops in April for Healthcare Employees

Paul D. Camp Community College has two more free educational workshops for healthcare professionals that will be presented in April.
“The Past, Present, and Future of Diabetes Pharmacology” will be presented by Dr. Christopher Dowd, DO, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the PDCCC Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 North College Drive, Franklin.
“The goal is to improve knowledge on the various classifications of old and new diabetes medications, in terms of mechanism of action, nursing implications and patient teaching,” said Carol Wright, Associate Professor and Nurse Planner for Continuing Education Events at PDCCC.
The last event in April will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Sentara Obici Hospital’s Amedeo Room on the garden level. Priscilla O. Edwards, RN, BSN, MSC, ACNP, will lead the workshop, “Technology: Changing the Way We Treat Clients with Diabetes Mellitus,” which will focus on how technology is helping clients improve diabetes management. Participants will also work with some current technology that can assist in the improvement of patient outcomes.
Both free educational events will include a healthy lunch and will be geared to registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and advanced practice nurses who care for clients with diabetes mellitus. Participants will earn one Continuing Education credit hour, but must attend the full hour of the program in order to qualify.
The schedule is as follows for both workshops:

  • 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Program
  • 12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Receipt of Continuing Education Certificate

“I am encouraging people to register early,” said Wright. “There are only 30 spaces available for the workshops.”
These workshops are part of a series of events funded by the Obici Healthcare Foundation that will provide evidence-based, up-to-date information on diabetes for local area nurses.
Attendees will also be entered in a drawing to win a FitBit. To register, visit For more information, contact Wright, or 757-569-6723.