Month: March 2019

Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1

In November 2018, the Alberta government passed Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients which amends the Health Professions Act (HPA) and introduced a number of new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. Concerning sexual misconduct The purpose of Bill 21 is to better protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual…

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How to End PJ Paralysis and get Patients Moving: Video

Get up, get dressed, and get moving! The End PJ Paralysis movement has been embraced by nurses, therapists and medical colleagues around the world. Encouraging patients to get out of their hospital gowns and pajamas encourages mobility, enhances dignity, independence and, in many instances, shortens their length of stay. Paul Wright from Patient and Family…

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Elder Abuse Awareness in 30 minutes: Video

By 2030, 23% of Canadians will be over the age of 65 and this may lead to increased instances of elder abuse. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings and are in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who…

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Limits for beginner nurses in Practice Policy: Temporary Registration

As new nurses start practicing in Alberta, public protection is enhanced through supervision requirements and other practice limits while allowing temporary registrants to grow in knowledge and skills. The Practice Policy: Temporary Registration describes these restrictions for new Alberta graduates and internationally educated nurses who have not yet passed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE)….

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