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Webinar: Caregiver-Centered Care – Education for LPNs (Feb 16 & 18)

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians are family caregivers? A family caregiver is broadly defined as any person who takes on a generally unpaid caring role providing emotional, physical, or practical support in response to an illness, disability, or age-related needs. Research has shown that well-supported family caregivers provide better care for their…

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LIMITED TIME SIGN UP FOR E.P.I.C. IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

(UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2021 – Thank you to all LPNs who have completed the application for this learning opportunity. The application is now closed as we have met capacity for the limited number of registrations that are available. Successful applicants will be notified by email the week of January 11-15.) An unprecedented need for qualified…

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Reinstating Registration for 2021

On January 1, 2021, the Registration Renewal system at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s will close. Nurses who have not renewed for 2021 will have their practice permit suspended. How to Reinstate for 2021 Those still wishing to register should review the instructions on “Previously Licensed in Alberta“. Those with suspended permits…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice and Regulation (Jan 25 & 29)

Licensed Practical Nurses must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. This webinar discusses two important topics related to Immunization practice: Options for education and training Immunization Regulation reporting requirements in effect January 1, 2021 Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs as of Jan 1, 2020 For more…

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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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Self-Study Module: Caregiver-Centered Care

(Updated January 4, 2021) Family caregivers play a critical role in the healthcare system. Unpaid care provided by family and friends has become increasingly recognized as an important role in society. According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 approximately one in four Canadians aged 15 and older (or 7.8 million people) provided care to a family member or friend with…

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CLPNA’s Council Composition Changing for 2021

The composition of the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is undergoing significant changes due to recent government legislation and subsequent decisions by Council. The CLPNA was mid-way into a Council nomination process in July when Bill 30 was introduced. At this time, the CLPNA’s Council paused the proceedings to…

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Immunization Reporting for All LPNs as of Jan. 1, 2021

(UPDATE December 18, 2020 – The Info Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties has been replaced with the Interpretive Document: Immunization Regulation Duties) The Government of Alberta’s Immunization Regulation gives all health professionals, including licensed practical nurses (LPNs), additional responsibilities regarding immunizations. This aims to improve capacity to manage outbreaks, the quality of immunization services, and increase…

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Foundation Announces 2020 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for Licensed Practical Nurses is pleased to honour the four recipients of the 2020 Awards of Excellence. They represent a dedication to excellence in the areas of education, leadership, collaborative practice and nursing knowledge. A short video presentation on each winner, announced by the Foundation’s President, shares details about these admirable…

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StatsCan: COVID Impact Survey on Health Care Workers

Below is an invitation to complete a short questionnaire on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers. This crowdsourcing initiative is a collaboration between Statistics Canada, Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information. They encourage anyone working in a health care setting to participate….

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