Month: September 2020

Practice Guideline: Evidence-Informed Practice

Evidence-informed practice is an ongoing process that incorporates evidence from research, clinical expertise, client preferences, and other available resources to guide practice decisions. It is integral to quality nursing care. LPNs can incorporate this type of practice into all steps of the nursing process, including assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The College of Licensed…

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Video: Nurses in Independent Practice

It is important to be appropriately informed and prepared before starting a business as a regulated health professional. The “Nurses in Independent Practice” presentation guides Alberta’s nurses who currently engage in, or who are considering independent or self-employed practice and the delivery of health services. The material is a joint presentation from the College of…

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Self-Study Module: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs

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. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s self-study module, PTSD and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs, is designed to provide LPNs with an understanding…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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CPSI releases Safety Competencies Framework

This World Patient Safety Day (Sept 17), consider the many diverse elements that must converge to ensure patient safety. One element is the commitment to public protection reflected in the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) participation with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) to update the safety competencies to support a safe…

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Preparing for LPN Registration Renewal for 2021

Annual Registration Renewal for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses begins October 1, 2020, for the 2021 calendar year. LPNs must successfully complete the annual Registration Renewal process in order to work in Alberta in 2021. The process is also used to change or cancel registration. RELATED – Registration Renewal The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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Hearing Notice: Edward Remesz #28706

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: Elizabeth Aladeyelu #45003

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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Webinar: Professional Boundaries (Oct 6)

Establishing and maintaining the appropriate boundaries between a nurse and patient can be complicated: cultural diversity, gift-giving, nursing family and friends, and intimate relationships. A therapeutic nurse-patient relationship encompasses helpfulness with the right amount of nursing involvement. Find that right level with the CLPNA’s live webinar on October 6, 2020 on the Practice Guideline on…

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