Category: CARE Magazine

CARE Magazine Distribution Goes Bi-Annual

The distribution of CARE magazine is changing. The regulatory-oriented nursing magazine, produced by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and delivered to over 20,000 LPNs and subscribers, is transitioning from a quarterly to a bi-annual publication. CARE will be published twice in 2021, a Spring/Summer issue in April and a Fall/Winter issue in…

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Priority: Public Safety – CARE Magazine

“Ultimately, the members of the Complaints Department take pride in their contribution to the protection of the public, and in their role in ensuring LPNs are providing professional services in Alberta that meet the CLPNA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics” In the feature story, ‘Priority: Public Safety’, meet the College of Licensed Practical…

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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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Resolving Complaints Against LPNs

Some are surprised to hear that most complaints of unprofessional conduct do not result in the suspension of a nurse’s practice permit, or even a disciplinary hearing. So how were the 169 complaints made in 2019 against Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses resolved? Find the four endpoints in the article, ‘Resolving Complaints Against LPNs’, and learn…

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Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness – CARE Magazine

Trauma can happen to anyone who experiences something that feels threatening to their physical well-being or is overwhelming enough to shake their confidence or sense of security. — Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness for LPNs, CARE Magazine, Summer 2020 The feature story in the summer issue of CARE Magazine focuses on raising awareness about post-traumatic…

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Research to improve seniors’ lives supported by CLPNA, CTV reports

“Quality of care is now getting the attention it deserves.” – Dr. Sienna Caspar It’s Seniors’ Week! Did you know the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta supports high-quality research vital to the care of seniors? The CLPNA’s partner, Dr. Sienna Caspar of the University of Lethbridge, was recently interviewed on CTV News about…

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Sneak Peek: Making History during the Year of the Nurse

The researchers, writers, and illustrators have put down their pens, and a unique history of practical nursing in Alberta is soon going to press. It seems fitting for during the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife to acknowledge the regulatory growth of the LPN profession. ‘A Special History of LPNs’ edition of the…

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Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “What can you, as a nurse, do today to make sure preventable adverse events. . . don’t happen again?” In the feature story, ‘Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility’, a rural Licensed Practical Nurse advocates for patient safety after the devastating loss of her child due to a preventable adverse medical event….

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Research: Are You at Risk for Nurse Burnout?

“Research studies on nurse burnout show associations with negative patient outcomes such as patient dissatisfaction, increased frequency of critical incidents, and higher mortality rates. Understandably, given the adverse consequences for patients, many consider addressing burnout to be a healthcare priority.” In six minutes, discover the latest research on nurse burnout from the College of Licensed…

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