Month: July 2013

Free LPN learning module on handling Adverse Transfusion Reactions

Since Dr. Karl Landsteiner’s ground-breaking discovery of the ABO blood grouping in 1900, blood transfusions have become a standard medical option. But there is still risk involved in receiving blood products. What can a nurse do to reduce transfusion risks? CLPNA’s new self-study module, “Adverse Transfusion Reactions: A Reference for Nurses” assists LPNs to identify,…

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Council Election results for Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie areas

Two fresh and two familiar faces were voted as District Representatives to CLPNA Council over the next two years. Newcomers Robyn Beaulieu, LPN, and Diane Larsen, LPN, will represent the Grande Prairie and Edmonton areas respectively. Linda Coatsworth, LPN, will continue representing the Calgary area, and the already announced Dieda John, LPN takes on a…

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LPN Scope of Practice explained in new Fact Sheet & Video

A brief description of Alberta LPN Scope of Practice can be found in our latest Fact Sheet and complimentary video. Fact Sheet: Scope of Practice for LPNs in Alberta The Scope of Practice Fact Sheet identifies the authorizations and accountabilities of the LPN profession to practice to the full role defined by legislation and regulation…

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Submission rates up for CCP Validation; deadline Aug 6

Submission rates are up this year for the 1634 CLPNA members participating in Continuing Competency Program Validation (CCPV). Participants confirm the learning they reported on their 2011 and 2012 Registration Renewal forms. Those selected for BASIC Validation answer several questions regarding their learning. Those selected for Full Validation answer the same questions and, in addition,…

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Summer reading: How about 7 years of CARE magazine?

Download hundreds of LPN articles for your summer reading pleasure using your computer or mobile device on our redesigned CARE magazine webpage. [Click to see all issues of CARE magazine] Magazines from 2006 to the present are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format or using our almost invisible-to-the-user digital publishing platform, Issuu. The PDF version…

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Gerontology, ER & nurse educator groups invite LPNs

Many special interest nursing groups are throwing open their doors to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses and hoping to gain new members: For Gerontological Nurses The Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association (AGNA) invites LPNs to join their educational and networking association for those interested in caring for older adults. There are active chapters of AGNA in Edmonton,…

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