Month: June 2017

Workplace Bullying: Things Need to Change

Many healthcare professionals face workplace bullying and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is eager to bring practical solutions to address this serious issue. To help bring an end to co-worker abuse, the CLPNA partnered with Alberta Health Services and hosted a one-hour webinar on February 22, 2017, which is now a…

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Celebrating LPN Awards of Excellence 2017

Each year, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) celebrates the brightest stars of the Licensed Practical Nurse profession, and the medical professionals that support them with the LPN Awards of Excellence. The winners share a passion for providing their clients with the highest level of care, in addition to being outstanding and supportive…

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Professionalism on Social Media Practice Guideline

Social Media has become a significant part of our lives; it can be funny, informative, interesting, crazy, or just a great way to burn some time. Regardless, it’s important to consider the implications of social media usage in the workplace. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has released a Professionalism on Social…

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Celebrating Aboriginal Days 2017

The CLPNA has partnered  with CFWE Radio to celebrate Aboriginal Days 2017. From June 21-28, 2017, take a moment to enjoy the rockin’ country beats of CFWE and the CLPNA’s ads.  Listen to the Ad    Celebrating Aboriginal Days is a significant part of celebrating Canada’s diversity and the CLPNA is grateful to the aboriginal community…

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Study with CLPNA: Medical Language and Terminology Self-Study Course

Listen, learn and quiz your way to better understanding of medical terminology! Whether foreign-trained, a student or new graduate, or looking to refresh your medical language and terminology skills, the new self-study course available from ‘Study with CLPNA‘ is extremely valuable. A solid understanding of medical language is foundational to providing safe, competent care to clients. Medical…

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Big Success in a Small Setting – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Two Hills Health Centre is home to amazing nurses at all stages of their careers, from new grads to an LPN in her 51st year of practice. Find out why this small community is a hotspot for nursing achievement and opportunity in the Summer 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has published a Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect. LPNs are most likely to become aware of a client’s personal directive when providing nursing care in home care, supportive living or long-term care settings; although, they may see personal directives in all…

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Naloxone Fact Sheet educates on LPN interventions

UPDATE (Feb. 16/18): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue. Update (Feb. 16/18) – The following was edited with an updated Fact Sheet. For current information, CLICK HERE.   As deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta continue to rise, the provincial government…

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