Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public.
Learn what changed for all LPNs in this video from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. This information is important for all LPNs, not just those who hold the Immunization Specialty authorization, and will guide LPNs in new expectations on their professional practice, including:
- LPN Immunization Specialty
- Immunization Regulation Update
- Reporting Requirements
- Maintenance of Vaccine Viability
- First Nations and Inuit Health
- Programs Outside AHS
To guide LPNs in these expectations on their professional practice, the CLPNA’s Info Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties outlines these responsibilities.
Immunization is a restricted activity in Alberta, meaning LPNs need to complete specialized education and have authorization on their CLPNA practice permit in order to immunize. For further info, see LPN Specializations.