Why are LPN injuries non-reported? – Research Survey

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Whether they’ve been injured on the job or not, LPNs are invited to take 5 minutes to participate in the research study, “The epidemiology of non-reported work-related injuries among Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta”.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and the Centre of Injury Prevention at the University of Alberta are conducting this research to identify reasons for injuries and understand why some injuries are reported while others are not. The findings will be used to make recommendations about how to make reporting injuries easier, help reduce injury costs and make work places safer.

CLPNA asks members to complete the survey EVEN if they have not had a work injury, as that information will be used as part of the control group.

For research reasons, the survey was sent directly by email to LPNs residing in Alberta on August 24, 2016. (The link is not publicly available.)

The plan for this study has been reviewed for its adherence to ethical guidelines by a Research Ethics Board at the University of Alberta, Ethics ID# PRO00066603.

Questions? Contact Dr. Leah Phillips, Director of Research, at lphillips@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).