Month: July 2015

LPN Competency changes …EXPLAINED!

In case you missed it… Curious about what’s happening today with Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice? Join CLPNA’s Practice Team for a webinar in September as they explain the changes and highlights of the newly revised Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 3rd Edition (2015). Released June 2, 2015, the 274-page document defines LPN…

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How to get your Immunization Specialization

Starting this October, seasonal influenza vaccine will once again be offered, clinics will open, and thousands will pour in. That demand creates many opportunities for those Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who have an Immunization Specialization, and many questions about how to achieve this designation. Due to the significant risks involved and specialized education required, vaccination…

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Council Election results; change in Vice-President

The results are in from this year’s Council Elections and three new faces will join the team this September as District Representatives. Only Diane Larsen was re-elected to a second term as the Edmonton-area representative. Their two-year terms begin September 1, 2015. On that same date, Richelle Sutherland will begin her enhanced role as Council…

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Pressure Ulcers eCourse now available at Study with CLPNA

Despite modern medicine‚Äôs advances, the lowly pressure ulcer represents a major health threat to patients with reduced mobility, chronic disease, and the elderly. It can affect mobility, nutritional intake, elimination and psychological well-being. A comprehensive Pressure Ulcers eCourse is now available from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to provide nurses with…

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