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It’s Greek to Me. Or Maybe it’s Latin.

It’s Greek to Me. Or Maybe it’s Latin.

Well, for most school-age children and their parents, September means 'back to school.' And it shall be no different this month for readers of The Flame. This past month, I've had the enormous pleasure of volunteering at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London. As...

Guardian Nurses Team Members Honored by the Nightingale Awards

Guardian Nurses Team Members Honored by the Nightingale Awards

Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates team member Charlotte Jaroma, RN, BSN has won the 2022 Patient Choice Award from the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, a statewide organization focused on recognizing exemplary nurses. Jaroma, a Mobile Care Coordinator nurse for...

Do Nurses Have Pet Peeves? (Yes.)

Do Nurses Have Pet Peeves? (Yes.)

It's July and the temperatures are climbing. A nurse colleague in Tucson, Arizona reports that today, outside of her office, it's 108 degrees. Walking outside to go to lunch in Philly you'll be hit with stifling humidity. So it's no surprise that this episode of The...

A Spoonful of Medicine; A Shot Glass of Sunscreen

A Spoonful of Medicine; A Shot Glass of Sunscreen

Today marks the 'official' start of summer! Most U.S. schools are dismissed, movie theaters enjoy larger audiences, families head out on vacations to the beaches, lakes, campgrounds, mountains, and cities and baseball games are in play again. At or centered on the...

Baby Formula Resources

Baby Formula Resources

In February, Abbott, the largest producer of baby formula in the U.S., and the maker of Similac, was ordered by the FDA to shut down their production facility which produces Similac, EleCare and several other leading powdered baby formulas. Cronobacter bacteria had...

Legend of Nursing: Marsha Davidson, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Legend of Nursing: Marsha Davidson, RN, MSN, CWOCN

This year, May’s Nurses Week has been extended to Nurses Month. To celebrate, we’re speaking with a few Legends of Nursing, starting with Marsha Davidson — the amazing woman who inspired Betty to become a nurse.

All Hands on Deck After a Complicated Discharge

All Hands on Deck After a Complicated Discharge

This week, Betty talks with a nurse and a social worker about finding extensive resources to help with aftercare and companionship for a patient healing up after an unexpected reaction to a medication.

Who Doesn’t Like to Laugh?

Who Doesn’t Like to Laugh?

I don't know about you, but it has felt like forever to get to April! But it's here now and with it, lots of April holidays and celebrations. Most of us know about April Fool’s day. We may play a few harmless pranks on friends, co-workers and family members. What...