“I’m so proud of our LPNs here. I see them as ambassadors. Our nurses are respected and appreciated in our community for the services they provide.” – Tyler Whyte, CEO, Siksika Health Services.
Tradition and technology, plus a focus on treating the whole person, work together to make southern Alberta’s Siksika Health and Wellness Centre special. Discover the whole story in the Summer 2016 issue of CARE magazine.
The one-year grant is intended to encourage Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), in partnership with researchers or clinicians, to make fresh discoveries to positively influence practical nursing. Up to $25,000 is available to conduct the research.
Elected to CLPNA Council (l-r): Richelle Sutherland, LPN; Kurtis Kooiker, LPN; Roop Rani, LPN
Elected District Representatives for South, South Central and North Central Districts to CLPNA’s Council will begin their term on September 1 under the leadership of a new President.
Valerie Paice, LPN, was elected by the Council members to take over presidential duties from Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, LPN, who served as President for two terms. Valerie Paice previously served back-to-back terms as a Council Representative for District 3.
The Council and CEO Linda Stanger express sincere thanks to Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson for her time and many talents during her eight years on Council, and wish her all the best as she moves on from this major commitment.
Guidance related to the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation for Alberta’s nurses has now been released by the Tri-Nursing Group (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta).
On June 17, 2016, an Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying) (also referred to The Act in this document) received Royal Assent introducing legislation that allows a person to request and receive medical assistance in dying in Canada under limited circumstances. The Act revises the Canadian Criminal Code to include exemptions from otherwise applicable criminal offenses for health-care providers who help to provide medical assistance in dying in defined circumstances. Only physicians or nurse practitioners may directly provide a person with medical assistance in dying.
LPN Restricted Activities are under review and changes are proposed to:
LPN specializations (immunization, foot care, renal dialysis)
Fetal heart monitoring
Administering blood and blood products
Administering parenteral nutrition
and many more…
A first look is now available at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) proposed changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) and Standards of Practice for LPNs on the Performance of Restricted Activities (Standards of Practice), along with an opportunity to provide feedback.
Voting is underway in District 1 and District 3 for the election of District Representatives to the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Elections Ballots and links to Nominee Profiles were emailed on June 10, 2016. Voting ends on June 30 at midnight (MDT).
As per CLPNA Bylaws, since there is only a single nominee for District 5, there will be no election held in this District. The nominee will become the District Representative by Council acclamation.
The Council is the governing body of the CLPNA consisting of Licensed Practical Nurses elected from each of the seven Election Districts, plus the President.
This 3-part video series introduces evidence based practice and teaches you to evaluate and incorporate research into your nursing.
Recorded from their live webinar presentations, Dr. Leah Philips, Director of Research at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, and Melanie Neumeier, Assistant Professor at MacEwan University, answer:
CLPNA is excited to announce that we will be presenting FIVE webinars based on this model. Mary M. Wheeler RN, MEd, PCC, partner in donnerwheeler, will be presenting the first in this series of webinars.
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