.....Caring for Ourselves, Others and Our Planet

ENGAGE..... EDUCATE ..... EXPERIENCE

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.

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
September 2, 2020                                                                                                                                                Obtaining CE instructional video
Action to reduce climate change can significantly improve health, with policies that move us towards global climate goals having demonstrable health benefits. 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 and nursing organizations can lead in moving forward just and equitable climate solutions.       Click below to link to the chapter webinar and course video 

    
10 Morning Habits to Jump-Start Your Brain 
September 9, 2020    

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.
Click below to link to the chapter webinar and topic video 
2020 Fall General Membership Meeting
September 16-18 at  8:00 p.m. EST
Omicron Delta will host a free CE meeting where a topic will be discussed based on free online courses available to all members. The meeting will be virtual and held on Omicron Delta's discussion page.  The meeting will take place September 16-19 and will center around climate change.
     Nursing in Climate Change: A Call to Action
     Health Sector Solutions to Address Climate Change
     Exemplars of Nursing Leadership on Climate Change and Health
Information on accessing the climate change courses will be posted in August.  After the meeting concludes, we will present two Incentive Awards ($25 Amazon gift card) to the members who demonstrated the most substantive participation.
So mark your calendars and plan to join your Omicron Delta colleagues at our Fall General Membership meeting!


Heath Sector Solutions to Address Climate Change 
Wednesday, September 16 at  8:00 p.m. EST

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.

The health sector is a major contributor to climate change, with health care’s climate footprint equal to about 4.4% of global net greenhouse gas emissions. Hospitals, health care systems, health organizations, and public health departments can lead by example by implementing climate-smart health care solutions, reducing their carbon footprint, and building health sector and community resilience to the impacts of climate change. 

RSVP for here  


Climate change threatens health. Nurses could help.

Wednesday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST


This Yale School of the Environment article explores how warming temperatures increase the risk of heatstroke, asthma, and other health problems and how nurses can help.  In hospitals, schools, and homes, people depend on nurses and listen to their advice.

Please join us for great conversation, colleague support, and sharing as we discuss how we as nurses have addressed the effects of climate change in our own careers and life, and how we can do more.


RSVP for here        Link to the short article


Nurses Climate Challenge 

Wednesday, October 7 at  8:00 p.m. EST

Become a Nurses Climate Champion
The Nurses Climate Challenge is a national campaign to mobilize nurses to educate 50,000 health professionals on the impacts of climate change on human health. 
Together with other Nurse Climate Champions from across the country, we will join the movement of health professionals committed to taking action to protect the health of their patients and communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
During this virtual service project, we will register to become a Nurse Climate Champion, access a comprehensive set of resources, and start educating with your colleagues.

RSVP here        Link to Nurse Climate Challenge info