Though the risk to Canadians from Ebola Virus Disease is very low, the CLPNA believes Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can best protect the public from the disease through early education and access to the latest resources.
Information on this virus is changing quickly. Stay current to stay safe.
This information will be updated as necessary.
The CLPNA expects LPNs to fulfill their professional commitment to clients, employers, and the public by providing safe, compassionate, and ethical care.
LPN’s ethical obligations regarding duty to care are addressed in the following documents:
- Standards of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada
- Defines the desired and achievable level of performance expected of LPNs against which actual performance can be measured.
- Code of Ethics for Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada
- Articulates the values of the profession and the responsibilities that LPNs uphold and promote, and to which they are accountable.
- CLPNA Practice Statement 13. Abandonment of Care
Frequently updated Ebola Virus Disease info for health professionals, including critical care guidelines and personal protective equipment.
- Alberta Health Services: Ebola Information for Health Professionals
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Ebola Virus Disease
- Public Health Agency of Canada: Ebola Virus Disease for Health Professionals
- Infection Prevent and Control Canada: Ebola Virus Disease
CLPNA Practice Consultants are available questions about LPN Competencies, Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, Regulations, and/or clinical practice.