Jessica Van Meter

Emergency medical staff practice pediatric life support techniques at Georgetown Public Hospital in Georgetown, Guyana. (photo taken prior to social distancing)

Nurse-led training program in Guyana carries on

Just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic suspended international travel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses completed two new educational initiatives in the South American country of Guyana, and a strong collaboration continues virtually in response to the coronavirus.

“My dream was to be a nurse, taking care of critically ill children”

Jade Forlidas started at Vanderbilt as a nursing student in 1969; after a storied career, she has retired — but her daughter carries on as a LifeFlight nurse