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Briana Coughlin

Briana Coughlin

What’s shingles? Who is likely to get it? Who should get the vaccine? This week, Betty talks to Briana Coughlin, PharmD., to learn all about it.

Tiffany Sutphin

Tiffany Sutphin

When Tiffany Sutphin was given three months to live, she contacted Guardian Nurse Andy Votendahl, RN, BSN, for help finding a hospice. Nurse Andy looked at her case and refused — helping to save Tiffany’s life as she supported her in her journey back to health.

Julie Chandler

Julie Chandler

This week, Betty speaks with Julie Chandler, owner of London Town Tours about her Florence Nightingale walking tour in London. Also find out what The Great Stink was!

What is RSV and Why Are So Many Kids Sick?

What is RSV and Why Are So Many Kids Sick?

Hospitals, both pediatric and adult, are filled beyond capacity, patients are waiting in already-overcrowded emergency rooms. Nurses are being assigned more patients than is safe. And thus begins a flu season that’s hitting harder and earlier than usual. There's no...

What is RSV, Why is it Surging, and Which Children are Most at Risk?

What is RSV, Why is it Surging, and Which Children are Most at Risk?

This week, Betty speaks with two nurses who have both professional and personal experience with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, which is in the news because U.S. children’s hospitals are overwhelmed with cases. Nurses Walker LeFleur and Bianca Pollart, who specializes in pediatrics, are both parents of young children.

Zooming with Florence Nightingale

Zooming with Florence Nightingale

This week, Betty speaks with the one and only Florence Nightingale! Well, actually Laura Sharpe, the Learning Manager at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, who brings Nurse Nightingale to life in interactive in-person and zoom performances that educate and inspire children and adults alike.

Chris McCarrick, RN

Chris McCarrick, RN

This week, Betty talks to her Guardian Nurses colleague, Chris McCarrick, RN, who is a finalist in the Community Nursing category in this year’s Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania for her work as a Mobile Care Coordinator for the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union No. 19 in Philadelphia.

Megan Swider, RN

Megan Swider, RN

This week, Betty talks to Megan Swider, RN, who is a finalist in the Community Nursing category in this year’s Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania for her work as a Mobile Care Coordinator for AFSCME District Council 47.

More Than a Color. More than a Month.

More Than a Color. More than a Month.

Since 1985, October has had a special recognition of being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Maybe you've noticed the color pink everywhere. Likely everyone reading this has had someone they love diagnosed with breast cancer. And many of those same folks have also known...

Charlotte Jaroma, RN, BSN

Charlotte Jaroma, RN, BSN

In the Season 4 Opener, Betty speaks with Charlotte Jaroma, RN, BSN, winner of this year’s Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania Patient Choice Award.

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...