Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Aug 31 1963, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 31, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Bennington Banner saturday August 31, 1963-5junior Aid program is Success at Putnam Hospital getting her Day s assignments from mrs. Doris Longton r n., head nurse on the North Wing is first Stop for Volunteer Judy Harrington of 114 River St. Readying a room for a new patient is Cynthia Whiteway of Shaftsbury. The bed has been made and clean bed clothing Laid out. At the moment Cynthia is putting labels on various utensils so that they will be used by Only that patient during his stay. Putting Eresh Linen Ona bed is Joan Sibley of318 Crescent blvd. There is a a a rights Way for doing the Job which Candy stripers learn in practice sessions. Under the watchful Eye of Cynthia Whiteway of Shaftsbury patient Frank Johnson of Bennington has a workout on crutches. Errand girls Candy Stripe Grace Tiff of Chapel Road emerges Dom elevator with drug Basket for pharmacy. Ltd a Candy stripers have a Chance for informal visits with nursing staff during Coffee break periods. Here miss Annette e. Behalf r.n., assistant director of nurses tells one of her experiences. Around the table from left Are mrs. Frances Crozier r.n., an assistant head nurse miss Belisle Candy stripers Elizabeth Pellerin Dorothy Campbell and Grace Tifft Pauline Harwood r.n., also an assistant head nurse and Loralee Alonzo student nurse. A very very pleased was the remark this week of Robert d. Stout administrator of Putnam memorial Hospital. What he is so pleased about is the outcome of the hospitals teen age Volunteer program instituted in May to Orient Young people to the nursing profession and to give an assist to patient care services. The 30 Young girls a 15 to 17 years old a Are known As Quot Candy Striper so from the distinctive Pink and White striped uniforms they Wear. They began the program with some 50 hours of training and supervised practice in various Hospital and patient care tasks and since then have been carrying out the various tasks for which they were trained. From time to time there will be Short refresher courses to be sure the girls Are using Correct techniques and practices. They will be expected to contribute at least too hours of Volunteer work for certification of successful completion of the program. Many of the girls have already gone a Long Way towards this goal. Those who do satisfactorily Complete the program will receive a $100 scholarship award which can be applied to training at the hospitals own school for practical nurses or to any course for registered nurses the student enters. Several of the youngsters have expressed their interest in training for the nursing profession. Officials directing the program note that the jobs the girls Are doing a changing linens feeding patients readying rooms for occupancy among others a Are All essential. With the Candy strip ers doing them regular staff personnel Are freed for More critical work. The program has been directed by miss Phylis Coburn r.n., director of nursing service and education with the assistance of miss Annette Belisle r.n., and others on the nursing staff. Miss Belisle has found this first contingent of Candy stripers a a very enthusiastic group and one that has really shown an interest in what it is doing. A number of favourable comments have also been received from patients Stout adds. Participating in the program Are from Bennington Margaret Boutin Karen Bowmaker Linda Bushee Sandra Elwell Bonnie flood Judith Harrington Nadine Hoag Paula Hoyt Eleanor Johnson Patricia Kane Linda Lemieux Janine Lincourt Martha Littlefield Barbara Paquin Pamela Richmond Linda Ryan Joan Sibley Grace Tifft Kathleen Torrisi Joanne Vallee Patricia Walker Patricia White and Janis Willis from Arlington Mary Henning and Barbara Mason from Manchester Dorothy Campbell from Sunderland Sandra Hill from Shaftsbury Cynthia Whiteway and from Pownal Elizabeth Pellerin and Susan Smith. L fal Ami photos in Hob Lla or in an the pleasure of her company is the Case for James Webb of Arlington during a wheelchair Outing. Providing the locomotion is Dorothy c Ampbell of Manchester. It patient feeding is one of the services which Candy stripers provide. Here Joanne Vallee of Bennington assists an elderly patient Katherine Lassor of North Bennington

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