Category: CARE Magazine

Editorial: From Knowledge Users to Knowledge Creators

Every day as nurses interact with patients and families, their decisions are informed by empirical evidence derived from research, supported by the wisdom of their experience and practice-based knowledge. Indeed, the hallmark of most professions is their foundation on a body of empirical knowledge that is unique to each profession. Equally important is the need…

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Advanced LPN preventative care roles in Cardston – CARE Magazine

“Well. Within Reach” is the preventative patient care focus of the Cardston Clinic, a warm, welcoming community-centred facility. LPNs in advanced roles are a big part of their success. Catch the whole story in the Fall issue of CARE magazine. More stories:

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PN Student Research at Cutting Edge of Wound Care

New advances in wound care and closure were recently researched by practical nurse students at Edmonton’s NorQuest College. Supervised by NorQuest instructor Harrison Applin, PhD, RN, Valentina Sagdeeva and Shannon McIvor’s paper, titled “Student Inquiry: Cold Plasma and Chitosan Wound Welding”, reports on an Israeli-developed wound closure procedure using cold helium plasma and chitosan film…

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“Blood Relations”: Calgary hematology clinic – CARE Magazine

Calgary South Health Campus Hematology Clinic reaps the benefits of one Licensed Practical Nurse’s initiative to do more for patients and staff in the cover story of CARE magazine’s Spring issue. More stories: Research: Exercise programs for persons with dementia. Legal Issues: Dealing with medication errors Profile: From childhood cancer to pediatric nursing. Highlights from…

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Editorial: Nursing with heart

by Jo-Anne Macdonald-Watson, President and Linda Stanger, Executive Director. We are all aging – in fact over 10% of Albertans are over the age of 65. As professionals, we each have a part in creating the type of environment that we would want to grow old in. Today, health professionals work with seniors in all…

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“When the patient is your child”; Technology in nursing – CARE Magazine

In the Winter issue of CARE magazine, the story of a Licensed Practical Nurse from Calgary whose son is diagnosed with a complex heart condition, “When the Patient is Your Child”. More stories: Mobile technology is finding its way into more nursing workplaces. Will it make your job easier? Legal issues for nurses: What are…

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“Bringing Care Home”: A unique home visit model – CARE magazine

A unique home visit model of care is making life easier for palliative and geriatric patients in Parkland County. That’s the encouraging story at the heart of the Fall issue of CARE magazine. Other stories include: Does poor communications lead to legal issues for nurses? Myth-busted!: People living with mental illness never really recover. Changing…

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Robin Williams and the stigma of mental illness

by Dr. Austin Mardon and Catherine Mardon (Special to the CLPNA supporting World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10.) We were just as shocked as everyone else to hear of the death of Robin Williams. The comments we heard included that he was in a better place, that his pain was gone now, that his decision…

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