The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is releasing a mandatory education module on restricted activities for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses. The module, ‘Understanding Restricted Activities’, aims to help LPNs fully understand restricted activities generally and the restricted activities that LPNs are authorized to perform.
According to Alberta’s Government Organization Act, restricted activities are considered high-risk health services that require additional education, skills, and, at times, supervision requirements.
The module has a completion deadline of June 30, 2022. At that point, all new Alberta graduates will have taken the content in their program.
MORE INFORMATION ON RESTRICTED ACTIVITIES
For a current list of restricted activities and areas of practice requiring advanced authorization, see the Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice.
The Policy on Practice and Education Requirements for Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice outlines the requirements for LPNs performing restricted activities and in areas of advanced practice.
With the exception of ‘Understanding Restricted Activities,’ all other modules offered by the CLPNA are optional. These modules are offered as a form of post entry-level training or education for LPNs to build competence in restricted activities that might not have been covered in previous or entry-level education.
ACCESSING EDUCATION MODULES
See login instructions below for these free, self-study education modules for CLPNA members:
- Understanding Restricted Activities
- Ear Syringing
- Administering Blood and Blood Products: Transfusion
- Dispensing of Medications
- Administration of Nitrous Oxide
- Immunization (coming February 18)
- Administering Diagnostic Imaging Contrast Agents (coming February 18)
- Non-Ionizing Radiation (coming February 18)
- Fetal Heart Monitoring (coming February 18)
In case you missed it, these modules are required for LPN advanced authorization to perform these activities starting Feb. 1, 2020:
- Administering Medications via Central Venous Catheter, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter, and Implanted Venous Access Device
- Administering Parenteral Nutrition
LPNs practicing outside of the LPN Regulation or the Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice could result in a finding of unprofessional conduct, discipline, fines, and may not be covered by malpractice insurance.
Please follow these important instructions to login, choose, enrol, and complete a module.
- Login to myCLPNA.com (above).
- Once you are logged in, click on the link on the left-hand side that says “Learning Module”.
- Click on the blue ‘studywithclpna.com’ link.
- You will be brought to the Moodle Dashboard. Click on ‘HOME’ on the top left.
- Select the ‘ACCESS’ button below the module name for the module you wish to take.
- Click on ‘Enroll Me’ to the right of the module picture and below the ‘Student’ header. You will then be able to take the module.
- Upon completion of the module you will have access to a certificate of completion.
- For activities requiring advanced authorization: Once your final exam is complete, the results will go to the database and you will have access to your updated practice permit that can be printed from your myCLPNA.com account. The authorization will also be available on the CLPNA’s Public Registry.
For questions related to the LPN Regulation and resulting changes to LPN practice, please contact the CLPNA’s Professional Practice Team at ASK CLPNA, email@example.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).