Caring for Ourselves, Others and Our Planet


Omicron Delta is honored to announce its next Awareness Focus dedicated to our nurses. 
All of our leaders and committees are coming together to virtually connect, share, and support each other. 
Each Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time, you are welcome to connect with us.

We are not alone on this earth.  We have a responsibility to respect all life and find solutions. As caregivers, nurses are called to nurture, protect and heal. Changing climate patterns are occurring globally at unprecedented rates.  Rising temperatures and sea levels, and more extreme weather significantly impact our air, water, food and our health. 

As the nation's most trusted professionals, and with an understanding of how climate change impacts all areas of healthcare, nurses are in a unique position to inform and inspire others to take action … Calling all of us to care for ourselves, others and our planet, to ensure a healthy future for everyone.  Margaret Mead said it best, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

We care and we are here for you!  Throughout this time, each Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time, we will be hosting Zoom chats, sharing free Continuing Education through Sigma resources, and hosting a virtual service project. Our leaders are here for discussions and mentoring.  The interaction and getting to know one another has been inspiring. 
We would love to welcome you and even have some of you meet each other for the first time. 
With deep gratitude for all you are and all you do...
Nursing in a Changing Climate: A Call to Action
Action to reduce climate change can significantly improve health. On this webinar, speakers will provide a brief overview of how climate change impacts human health globally, the strategies and solutions to address climate change, and how nurses can lead in moving forward just and equitable climate solutions.  1 (one) CE 
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10 Morning Habits to Jump-Start Your Brain 
This No Book Book Club meeting is the third part of a 3-part series by Jim Kwik on aspects of a healthy brain. The topic: 10 Morning Habits to Jump Start Your Day.
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2020 Fall General Membership Meeting
Omicron Delta hosted a free CE meeting where climate change and nursing was discussed based on free online courses available to all members.
     Nursing in Climate Change: A Call to Action
     Health Sector Solutions to Address Climate Change
     Exemplars of Nursing Leadership on Climate Change and Health
Discussion Links:

Day One Discussion Question   - In the Exemplars of Nursing Leadership on Climate Change and Health... What are your thoughts?
Day Two Discussion Question    - What recommendations related to the integration of climate change content would you have for nurse educators?
Day Three Discussion Question  - Think of a teaching/learning idea that could be included in the EcoNursing Project. Or think of a teaching/learning ideas that a school of nursing in your local area could adopt to improve climate change.
Climate change threatens health. Nurses could help.
This Yale School of the Environment article explores how warming temperatures increase the risk of heat stroke, asthma, and other health problems and how nurses can help. In hospitals, schools, and homes, people depend on nurses and listen to their advice. We discussed how we as nurses have addressed the effects of climate change in our own careers and life, and how we can do more. 
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Caring for our Planet: PLASTICS
In 1967, the popular movie The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman, recent college graduate, has the famous line spoken to him by Mr. Maguire: I have one word for you son, PLASTICS; the future is in plastics. See (1:56)  Discussion on what we can do to prevent – slow – stop further pollution. And show love for our planet!
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(1) The Plastic Ocean (2017) (7:28)
(2) Why we need to stop plastic pollution in our oceans (4:35)
3) The Great Plastic Garbage Patch is not what you think it is (7:50)
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Health Sector Solutions to Address Climate Change 
On this webinar, speakers will provide an overview of how the health sector contributes to climate change and showcase initiatives being instituted by health systems and health organizations to reduce climate pollution. Speakers will additionally share how health infrastructure can be strengthened to build community resilience and improve preparedness and response to climate-related health risks.1 (one) CE  
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