Month: January 2020

Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice

Both the nursing practice and education of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are impacted by the amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation coming into effect on February 1, 2020. Therefore, an array of new documents, including standards of practice and policies, to guide LPNs, employers, educators, and stakeholders have been developed by the College of…

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David King Educational Bursary Retired

The Fredrickson–McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs has announced the retirement of the David King Educational Bursary. Years ago, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) received a large government grant which has supported many LPNs to access post-basic education funding through the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs. “The Foundation grants available today are…

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LPN Practice Changes for Central Lines and Parenteral Nutrition on Feb. 1

(UPDATED August 7, 2020 – Added video tutorial for instructions on accessing the educational modules.)  Important regulatory changes to the nursing practice of Alberta’s LPNs are coming February 1, including new advanced authorizations that are required for medication administration via central venous lines, administration of parenteral nutrition. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta…

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CLPNA CEO Search Underway

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. In December, current CEO Linda Stanger announced her retirement in 2020. RELATED – Linda Stanger to Retire as CEO of CLPNA The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the organization according to the strategic…

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Hearing Notice: Carlene Small #37610

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Hearing Notice: Udayakumari Illangamudalige #37169

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Coming February 2020, new LPN Standards, Competencies from Regulation Amendments

(UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020 – Posted a new video with current information.) Areas of LPN practice are changing with the amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation coming into effect on February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended LPN Regulation clarifies LPN…

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Challenging Unconscious Bias to Benefit Caregiving: Video

 “Because our unconscious biases are so hidden from ourselves, it takes some work to disrupt them, but it can be done through active reflection and practicing inclusive behaviors. Doing this work benefits us, the people around us, and our patients.” Are you biased? Well, I am. And you are, too. We’re all biased. In…

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CLPNA’s Education Forum introduces a modern learning experience | Edmonton, Calgary (May 8)

(Updated March 25, 2020 – In support of public safety during COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been CANCELLED.) INTRODUCING a modern learning experience, packed with nursing knowledge and professional insights. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Education Forum distills the essential elements applicable to all nurses, from practice to regulation to conduct. Workable knowledge for the…

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Research: Are You at Risk for Nurse Burnout?

“Research studies on nurse burnout show associations with negative patient outcomes such as patient dissatisfaction, increased frequency of critical incidents, and higher mortality rates. Understandably, given the adverse consequences for patients, many consider addressing burnout to be a healthcare priority.” In six minutes, discover the latest research on nurse burnout from the College of Licensed…

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