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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...

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...