Alberta Health Updates for Regulated Health Professionals on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(UPDATED July 30, 2021)


The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) works closely with Alberta Health to provide the latest information to our members.

The current status of COVID-19 in Alberta is reported on the Alberta Government website.

Guidelines for COVID-19 can also be found on the Alberta Health Services website.

COVID-19 FAQ’s for LPNs

For frequently asked questions, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are asked to see the Info Sheet: COVID-19 FAQ. 

Info Sheet: COVID-19 FAQ

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Alberta’s Vaccine Program

The Government of Alberta provides information on the vaccine rollout plan here and includes information about obtaining second doses of vaccines:

https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx

Book a vaccination appt.: ahs.ca/covidvaccine

Appointments can be booked through participating pharmacies or through Alberta Health Services at 811 or online.

Common Questions: LPN Practice during COVID-19

Alberta’s LPNs are an integral part of the COVID-19 pandemic response and must be informed about how the pandemic might impact their practice. The following info sheet answers questions related to LPN’s scope of practice and responsibility during a pandemic.

Info Sheet: Common Questions on LPN Practice during COVID-19

The CLPNA appreciates that LPNs are committed to practicing in a manner that ensures public safety and quality of care.

Complying with Alberta Health’s Guidelines

The CLPNA reminds LPNs that compliance with Alberta Health’s COVID-19 guidelines, such as self-quarantining and following appropriate infection prevention and control measures, is part of their professional practice. Failing to do so may be viewed as unprofessional conduct and may result in a formal complaint to the CLPNA that may result in professional discipline.

RELATED – Complaints

Additionally, LPNs have a professional obligation and duty to report unsafe practice or other unprofessional conduct in accordance with the Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics, the Health Professions Act, and other relevant legislation. This includes reporting to the appropriate authority such as the employer, regulatory body, or external authority if unethical or incompetent care by another care provider is suspected to ensure client safety and quality of care.

Guidance on Emergencies, Pandemic

The CLPNA has provided documents to inform LPNs on related issues:

Policy – Expectations and Obligations during Emergencies

Info Sheet – Pandemic Characteristics and Response Measures

RELATED – LPN Practice and Policy Documents  


QUESTIONS?

For more information, please contact:

Email the CLPNA’s Professional Practice Team

Ask CLPNA or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta), or 780-484-8886.