I am a Nurse; I will hold your hand



Omicron Delta is honored to announce its first Awareness Focus dedicated to our nurses. 

All of our leaders and committees are coming together to help and heal in this time of crisis. 

We are all in this together.  So whether you are on the front lines of this epidemic, serving in nursing education, a new nurse, or retired I know you are living LOVE, COURAGE, and HONOR daily from your heart because you are a NURSE. 
We care and we are here for you!  Throughout this time, we will be hosting Zoom chats, sharing free Continuing Education through Sigma's COVID-19 survival resources, and hosting a virtual mask-making service project. Our leaders are here for discussions and mentoring.  Each Wednesday at 5pm Pacific time, you are welcome to get together with us to virtually connect, share, and support each other.
Every single person in this country is being impacted by changes at work, home, and schools.  Please share your experiences in our discussion. We want to hear from you! We hope you are all staying safe, taking care of yourselves and your families.  With deep gratitude for all you are and all you do... 


"Your mask, your shield"
May 27, 2020
Knowing we can protect ourselves makes us feel safe. Improving that sensation of safety for nurses at the bedside has a profound impact—on patient care, on nurses’ health, and even on the nursing profession.
Sometimes wearing your mask is the best way to show our true selves. -Lisa Mangum
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"Professional Development through Member Interaction"
May 27-30, 2020
For the first time ever, the focus of our meeting will be to showcase our members. We seek to feature what our members are doing in terms of clinical practice or evidence-based projects, research, and student work such as practicum projects or dissertations. Our goals are not only to feature our members but also to share best practices and spark collaboration among members across the United States and in other countries.

Discussion Links:
Day One Discussion Question   - Tell us about your project.    (Members with Last names starting with A-L)
Day Two Discussion Question    -  Tell us about your project.   (Members with Last names starting with M-Z)
Day Three Discussion Question  -  If you have received a scholarship from Omicron Delta



"10 Things that will change your life immediately"
June 3, 2020
Self Care = Brain Care. What you need to know to have an able mind ... keys to having a healthy and ageless mind, and getting full impact from your brain for your ideas and success. Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, so you can really think about if you're doing the right things for your mindset.
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"Building Bridges of Hope over Roaring Waters"
June 10, 2020                                                                                                                                                            Obtaining CE instructional video
Over the past several weeks nursing education has made immediate, unprecedented shifts to online and remote instruction, leaving many educators feeling burdened, overwhelmed, and even guilty. Participants will reflect upon recent losses, explore mechanisms for prioritizing competing demands, and discuss methods for fostering resilience during this time of uncertainty.           
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"What it's Like to be Afraid to go to Work"
June 17, 2020
This is my new reality and that of healthcare workers across the world. One I will repeat tomorrow, and next week, and probably for the next few months.
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"Virtual Mask Party"
June 24, 2020
Let's Face It: We all need a little love right now
Our honor society colleagues and chapter leaders bond and get to know one another by virtually making masks together.  Sock Mask Video ..... (no-sew; Needed: sock, scissors);  Bra Mask Video ..... (light sewing; Needed: bra, thread, needle, scissors);  Sleeve Mask Video ..... (no-sew; Needed:  scissors, shirt sleeve)    Click below to link to chapter webinar


"Nurturing the Emotional Well-Being of Our Caregivers During the COVID-19 Response"
July 1, 2020                                                                                                                                                              Obtaining CE instructional video
The emotional scars left by this pandemic will be felt for years to come. Our primary focus as healthcare leaders will eventually shift from the physical safety aspect of care to an empathic emotional approach to recovery for all caregivers involved in the pandemic response. Provides easy to use steps to not only care for yourself and others. Click below to link to chapter webinar and course video 
    

"From the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic"
July 8, 2020
We could not keep up with the large influx of initial patients. Every day we were seeing a new influx of patients in our emergency room. These patients are the sickest of the sick, and the care is extremely challenging and stressful. The support and teamwork we give each other is the only way to get through the shift. If there is any time for team nursing, it is now!  
 
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"Staying Positive When Surrounded by Negativity"
July 15, 2020                                                                                                                                                        Obtaining CE instructional video
As nurses, we often hear and see the worst. This has been intensified in the time of COVID-19. How do you keep positive when your colleagues are negative saying "I can't take it anymore," or "I'm so tired of this place," or even worse, "I'm quitting.”? This panel will discuss ways to remain positive and even thrive among the bad or negative attitudes of others.   Click below for chapter webinar and course video 
    

"10 Things that will change your life immediately"
July 22, 2020
Self Care = Brain Care. What you need to know to have an able mind ... keys to having a healthy and ageless mind, and getting full impact from your brain for your ideas and success. Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, so you can really think about if you're doing the right things for your mindset.
Click below to links to chapter webinar book (video)      
    


"Politicians and PPE...should that even be"
July 22, 2020
We're going to get our minds and hearts together to collectively write an article!  Those on the frontlines and those who have lived the life of a healthcare worker should be making important decisions regarding safety and PPE.  Yet it is not experts such as Dr. Fauci making those decisions.  The politicians are.  This affects nurses and their family's well-being, safety, and health.  We want to give them a voice!
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