National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on May 12th of each year, and this year, once again, the theme for Nurses Week continues…the year of the nurse and midwife.
The Coronavirus has shifted priorities; hospitals and health systems would now be finalizing plans for The Year of the Nurse, and the opportunity to celebrate nurses and nursing. Nursing the World to Health is precisely what we are doing!
Priorities may have shifted, but nurses remain on the frontlines 24/7/365, providing care, often with limited resources, and making us proud.
In the midst of social distancing, anxiety, and fear of the unknown, and to honor all that you do, I’ll provide a series of complimentary sessions addressing key topics for the nursing community:
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 11 am ET
- Compassion Fatigue
Today, more than ever before, compassion fatigue is a possibility. Awareness of the problem is critical to developing an intervention. We find ourselves wanting to be all things to all people, and we realize that we cannot do it.
- Discuss signs of compassion fatigue
- Describe coping strategies
- List possible interventions
Friday, May 7, 2021 – 11 am ET
- Life as a Balancing Act- Family Matters
We all have responsibilities, whether caring for children or elderly parents or pursuing personal interests, activities, or hobbies. Some of us are in the “sandwich generation; we’re juggling the challenge of homeschooling and vulnerable parents or family members. We must be equipped to resolve personal and workplace issues, juggle conflicting responsibilities and balance personal and workplace roles. Are you ready to learn how you can balance your act – when family life matters?
- Identify challenges of work/life balance during a pandemic
- Discuss the power of three
- List 3 ways to ensure that family matters
Sunday, May 9, 2021 – 11 am ET
- Stress and Crisis Management
Watching TV, listening to special reports, reading the newspaper (online or live), we have been inundated with reports that stress us to the point of exhaustion. Our ability to interact as members of teams drives our sense of belonging, inclusivity, collaboration, and trust. The Coronavirus has shifted our focus, leaving team members frustrated, tired, and anxious. As a team, you care for others, well aware of their fears, while concern mounts about transmission to your own family, exposure, and overall well-being. Social distancing has removed our ability to reach out and touch someone, to hold a hand, to wipe a brow, and to enjoy fellowship.
I’ll share tips for surviving and thriving during a pandemic. Yes, you can make time for yourself, stay in touch, exercise, stay safe, and keep your distance. This is your chance to learn how.
- Describe anxiety levels around Covid-19
- Identify tips for surviving and thriving
- Discuss the gratitude gap
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – 11 am ET
- Self-care is not selfish
Now is the time to be your own cheerleader; I’ll share content related to Self-Care along with a 32-page Playbook featuring a special section on Tips and Techniques for Self-care.
- Discuss healing environments
- Read and interpret your body’s signals
- Describe mindset
Attend this 4-part series of FREE programs in honor of nurses and nursing. Enroll now, at no charge, and receive a copy of the 32-page Playbook! http://bit.ly/3lx9cez