Category: Members

LPNs navigate shifting reality, ripple effects, and self-care at 2018 Conference

 Watch Conference Videos More than 330 delegates attended the 2018 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) AGM & Conference, May 9-11, at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton. The CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting opened the event with highlights from the 2017 Annual Report, and a look forward through the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan….

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Interpretive Document: Incapacity Under the HPA

Incapacity is defined as suffering from a physical, mental or emotional condition or disorder or an addiction to alcohol and drugs as defined in the Pharmacy and Drug Act or other chemicals that impair the ability to provide professional services in a safe and competent manner. – Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7, s…

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2017 Annual Report narrates accomplishments, challenges; plus 3-yr Strategic Plan

 Clear communication is necessary when working to share and advance the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s mandate, vision, and mission. The Council protects and serves the public through excellence in Practical Nursing. The 2017 Annual Report and 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is a snapshot of work initiated, in-progress, or completed that support CLPNA’s…

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Outdoor advertising adds impact to 2018 awareness campaign about LPNs

On April 30, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta introduces billboard advertising as part of the Spring/Summer 2018 awareness campaign. Just in time for National Nursing Week (May 7 – 12, 2018), these large-format outdoor ads compliment television and radio spots currently being aired. Featuring profiles of Licensed Practical Nurses, 15 and 30…

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Northern Alberta LPNs to run for CLPNA Council

A career-expanding opportunity is opening up for the 1400 Licensed Practical Nurses in northern Alberta to guide the practical nurse profession in the province. The CLPNA Council elections will be held in June 2018 for representatives to the Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray areas. To run, eligible LPNs must have an Active Practice Permit from…

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Best practices for quality nursing documentation: policy

Documentation: A critical component of nursing practice. A complete record of care is required for communication and legal purposes. So, how can LPN’s ensure their documentation contains the essential elements and meets expectations? The updated Practice Policy: Documentation lays out CLPNA’s expectations on Licensed Practical Nurses. It is intended to be flexible enough to allow for variations…

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Safeguarding privacy goal of Mobile Device guideline for LPNs

Beep! Boop! Beep! An increasing number of nurses are using smartphones and tablets on the job to research, store information, or to communicate with other healthcare providers or clients. While beneficial in supporting nursing practice, LPNs need to be aware of the risks involved with using mobile devices at work especially in combination with social…

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Compassion and Collaboration: Boyle McCauley Health Centre – CARE magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Licensed Practical Nurses at Edmonton’s Boyle McCauley Health Centre balance autonomy and responsibility as they provide multi-faceted care for their vulnerable patients. Located in Edmonton’s inner city, the clinic provides primary medical services to those facing multiple systemic barriers to accessing healthcare. People experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental health issues and other socio-economic obstacles such…

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VIDEO SERIES: Patient and Family-Centred Care

Discover how to partner more effectively with clients and their caregivers with our two-part video series on Patient and Family-Centred Care. In the fall, nearly 500 Licensed Practical Nurses attended these sessions as a live webinar. Now it’s available anytime for your learning. Thank you to Paul Wright, RN BSc.N CNNc, Manager, Calgary Zone Patient Family Centred…

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Study with CLPNA: Elder Abuse Self-Study Course

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings. This puts Licensed Practical Nurses in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The…

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