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 Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
NEW STANDARDS AND POLICY
Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice
Outlines the minimum practice standards and expectations an LPN must adhere to when performing restricted activities and areas of advanced practice in Alberta.
Policy on Practice and Education Requirements for Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice
Outlines, in an easy-to-view table, the education, practice, and any supervision requirements for LPNs to perform the restricted activities and areas of advanced practice in Alberta.
IPC Standards Adopted
On January 30, 2020, the CLPNA’s Council adopted Alberta Health’s 2019 Reusable and Single-Use Medical Devices Standards. The standards provide guidance and accountability for LPNs in infection prevention and control. They are particularly relevant to LPNs performing restricted activities including advanced practice in foot care.