Quarry Hill Nurses Master Advanced Skills
Camden, ME, November 21, 2011 – Linda Adams, LPN, Jan Stockbridge, LPN, and Jane Hall, RN (left to right), learn to administer peripheral IVs under the guidance of Pen Bay Medical Center clinical educator Michele Burtis (foreground) during a Skills Fair held November 14 at Quarry Hill. In all, 14 nurses from The Gardens, Quarry Hill’s nursing care center, took part in the training event.
Quarry Hill nursing director Nancy Marcille, RN, BSHA, said the fair covered technologies and techniques needed to address the increasingly complex medical needs of today’s long-term-care population. Participating nurses received hands-on instruction in the use of feeding tubes, bladder scanners, EKGs, defibrillators, and other technologies that have become the hallmark of state-of-the-art nursing care.
The fair was the first such event to be held at Quarry Hill. Marcille said the offering will be repeated every six months to allow nurses opportunities to refresh and fine-tune their skills.
Quarry Hill is midcoast Maine’s premier extended care retirement community. It is a member of the Pen Bay Healthcare family of services, which also includes Pen Bay Medical Center, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, and the Knox Center for Long Term Care. Through these organizations, more than 1,500 healthcare professionals and more than 100 outstanding physicians care for the people of Midcoast Maine with services that begin at birth and continue throughout their lives.