Category: News

Employment Opportunity: Communications Advisor

THE ROLE Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communication’s Advisor’s primary focus is to manage communications that support registrants and the publics understanding of regulatory and current healthcare requirements. The Communications Advisor creates, designs, develops, tracks, and delivers registrant communications through our weekly e-newsletter, bi-annual magazine, social media, and any other applicable platforms to…

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Video: Harm Reduction – Theory and Practice

This video, presented by the AHS Harm Reduction Services Team and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, defines harm reduction and provides an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. Examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people…

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Associate Memberships to be Discontinued

In response to recent changes in legislation, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has completed a review of its membership types. Associate (non-practicing) membership was evaluated as part of this review and it has been determined that the CLPNA will no longer be offering this membership as of January 1, 2023. Associate…

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CARE Magazine – Long COVID: Supporting Patient Care

An LPN has an important role to play on an interprofessional team…The more an LPN knows about this new condition, the more they understand their patient and support them in getting the best care possible. Chris Burnie, AHS Post COVID Task Force The feature story, ‘Long COVID: Supporting Patient Care’, provides information on Long COVID…

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Employment Opportunity: Health Care Aide Directory Assistant

THE ROLE Reporting to the Health Care Aide Directory Coordinator, the Health Care Aide (HCA) Directory Assistant workswith a team of professionals who support the Health Care Aide Directory operational effectiveness. The HCA Directory Assistant serves as the main point of contact for processing and administering HCA Substantial Equivalent Assessment applications. Additionally, the role will…

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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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The CLPNA’s 2021 Annual Report

Highlights from the 2021 Annual Report are reviewed in this video presentation. The full report includes the CLPNA’s financial statements and covers an overview of the work completed in 2021. RELATED – 2022 Annual General Meeting (Video) The CLPNA regulates the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Alberta in a manner that protects and serves the…

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Video: Immunization Practice and Regulation

Licensed Practical Nurses must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. This video outlines expectations on LPN professional practice when performing immunization duties, including: Immunization Regulation LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Reporting requirements Options for education and training The CLPNA’s Interpretive Document: Immunization Regulation Duties further guides LPNs…

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LPNs: Update CLPNA Profile

Alberta Licensed Practical Nurses, it is time to update your CLPNA Profile. Have you moved or changed any of your contact information? Have you taken additional education? Has your employment status or employer changed? According to the Health Professions Act, LPN Professional Regulation, s33(1), it is every LPN’s responsibility to ensure that the CLPNA has…

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Video: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) practice has evolved since 2003 when the regulation was first proclaimed under the Health Professions Act. The current regulation authorizes LPNs to perform a broader range of activities to support care provided to individuals and their families. The LPN Profession Regulation identifies the LPN scope of practice related to restricted activities and advanced…

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