Month: December 2019

When LPN Permits Expire, Reinstating Registration for 2020

On December 31, 2019, the Practice Permits of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses will expire. The vast majority have renewed their permits for 2020. For those who haven’t, a reminder that it is an LPN’s professional responsibility to ensure they have a current practice permit which provides the legal ability to practice as an LPN in…

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WEBINAR: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (March 24 & 26)

Research shows there is a high occurrence of stress in the lives of healthcare providers, including nurses, and this can have a significant effect on psychological health and well-being. This webinar will discuss the potential impact of a high stress work environment and the patterns and prevalence of developing Post Traumatic Stress. We will also…

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Culturally Competent Care: Healing in Maskwacis – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE By delivering care that focuses on the whole person, these LPNs combine progressive healthcare skills with timeless respect to achieve the best outcomes for their patients and the system. In the feature story, ‘Culturally Competent Care: Healing in Maskwacis’, Licensed Practical Nurses working at Maskwacis Health Services (MHS) provide holistic care while respecting…

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Simplified Nominations for 2020 LPN Awards of Excellence

They are the clever colleagues, the solid supervisors, and the knowledgeable educators you admire. Smart, creative, positive and passionate about their work in healthcare and about the Licensed Practical Nurse profession. They deserve recognition. Nominations are being accepted for Alberta’s annual LPN Awards of Excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education, and for supportive non-LPN professionals….

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Practice Guideline: Cultural Competence and Inclusive Practice

  Treating others the way they want to be treated includes asking questions to avoid generalizations or stereotypes. Caring for clients and co-workers in kind and culturally-sensitive ways results in increased patient safety and happier more productive workplaces. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Practice Guideline: Cultural Competence and Inclusive Practice supports Licensed…

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WEBINAR: Professional Boundaries (Jan 9)

  Licensed Practical Nurses hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients while providing nursing care. Professional boundaries allow for safe space between a nurse’s position of power and a patient’s vulnerability. Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational part of nursing practice and a key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship built on…

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Video: Falls and Fall-Related Injury & Prevention

Among seniors in Alberta, falls are the leading cause of injury.  Between 20-30% of seniors will fall at least once per year. A fall can have a significant impact on the lifestyle and independence of a patient or older adult. In this video presentation on Falls and Fall-Related Injury and Prevention, the College of Licensed…

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Overview of 2020 LPN Regulation Amendments: Video

 (UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020 – Posted a new video with current information.) Changes affecting Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are coming in 2020 as a result of amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended regulation, announced on October…

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Linda Stanger to retire as CEO of CLPNA

Linda Stanger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), will retire in 2020. A committee of the CLPNA’s Council is managing the ongoing succession plan and has initiated a national executive search for a new CEO. Linda will remain in her role until a successor is appointed in…

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