New Policy: Medication Management

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has created a policy on Medication Management. This document replaces the Medication Management practice guideline. The information from the previous practice guideline has been updated and condensed to clearly reflect expectations surrounding medication management.

In most practice settings, medication management is a significant role for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and must be performed in accordance with legislation, regulation, CLPNA policies, and employer requirements.

The purpose of this document is to provide direction to LPNs about their role in medication management. This policy follows the nursing process and refers to the assessment, planning, preparation, implementation, administration, evaluation, and documentation required in the management of medication. LPNs are responsible to ensure they possess the required knowledge, skill, and judgment to manage medications safely and competently. The CLPNA supports a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach that includes patients and families as part of safe medication management practices.

Medication management is integral to the LPN profession. LPNs are accountable for their role in medication management and adhering to the principles outlined in this policy.


For more information, please contact:

Email the CLPNA’s Professional Practice Department

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