Category: Members

Webinar: Connection Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (June 7 & 9)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients,…

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Webinar: Harm Reduction – Theory & Practice (June 2 & 21)

This webinar will define harm reduction and provide an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. It will showcase examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people who use substances. The topics of stigma, trauma, social determinants of health, and…

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Webinar: Continuing Competence Program (May & June)

Every year, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to participate in the CLPNA’s Continuing Competence Program (CCP). The CCP Audit will review 2021 learning plans and continuing competence activities for selected registrants starting on May 2 through to June 30, 2022. Reminder that you should have updated your learning plan in your myCLPNA profile during…

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2022 Annual General Meeting: May 9

Register today to attend the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The Annual General Meeting will be held online. Pre-registration is required. The President of the CLPNA’s Council, and the Chief Executive Officer of the CLPNA will be answering questions from registrants, stakeholders, and the public. Please…

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Volunteer Opportunity: Education Standards Advisory Committee

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is mandated by legislation to approve new Practical Nurse (PN) entry-level, refresher, and advanced practice education programs in Alberta. To facilitate this process, the CLPNA Council has established the Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC). Related – Education Standards Advisory Committee The CLPNA leads…

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Video: Long COVID: Supporting Patient Care

Some people who have had COVID-19, whether they have needed hospitalization or not, continue to struggle with fatigue, “brain fog”, headaches, and other persistent neurological and respiratory symptoms. These long-lasting symptoms have been named “Long COVID” and are being closely studied in Alberta, and around the world. Alberta Health Services (AHS) has created several focused…

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Video: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice

The way Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Meeting these expectations requires that LPNs provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. LPNs must demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and when collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team. This video…

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Interpretive Document: Fitness to Practice and HPA Definition of “Incapacitated”

As professional nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have the obligation to ensure one’s own fitness to practice. If a LPN’s ability to perform nursing care safely is impaired, they may not be fit to practice. The Health Professions Act (HPA) does not define fitness to practice but uses the term “incapacitated” to describe circumstances where…

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Continuing Competence Program Guide Updated for 2022

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) must maintain their knowledge, skills, abilities, and judgment to provide professional nursing services through learning and practice in the profession. Participation in the Continuing Competence Program (CCP) is a requirement of registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA). The CCP Guide provides LPNs with the information they need to understand…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (February 22 & 24)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education you need to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs…

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