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Self-Study Module: Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct

Licensed Practical Nurses are educated to maintain professional boundaries and treat their patients with respect and professionalism. However, there may be a power imbalance between an LPN and their patient that leads to unprofessional behaviour. To protect patients, Alberta’s legislation provides health professionals with clear definitions of behaviours that constitute sexual misconduct or sexual abuse….

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Social Media: e-Professionalism for Nurses

Nurses must be aware of social media’s evolving culture, understand its ever-changing technology and have the professional judgment and decision-making to use it appropriately as outlined in the Social Media: e-Professionalism guidance document from Alberta’s nursing colleges. DOWNLOAD Social Media: e-Professionalism The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), the College of Licensed Practical…

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Common Questions on LPN Practice during COVID-19: Info Sheet

(UPDATED April 3, 2020) (The following is a plain text version of the CLPNA’s Info Sheet: Common Questions on LPN Practice during COVID-19. To download the PDF version, click below:) DOWNLOAD: Info Sheet: Common Questions on LPN Practice during COVID-19 For current general CLPNA info about COVID-19, see: RELATED – Alberta Health Updates for Regulated…

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Client and Co-Worker Abuse Policy sets expectations

Nursing is considered a compassionate profession. The physical, psychological, and social elements of nursing care inherently create feelings of familiarity between nurses and clients. Compassion remains essential in nursing while maintaining professional boundaries – including preventing and responding to abuse. Abuse of clients is rare; however, any abuse is unacceptable. Both client and co-worker abuse…

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The CLPNA’s Education Forum is Cancelled

Everyone loves to come together to learn. But now is not the time, and physically together is not the way. In support of public safety during COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Education Forum on May 8, 2020 has been cancelled. The CLPNA is actively working on other methods to share…

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Previously-registered or retired LPNs may be needed to fight COVID-19 pandemic

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is preparing, upon direction from Alberta Health, to expedite registrations of previously-licensed nurses to help the province manage the COVID-19 pandemic. If this occurs, the CLPNA may contact eligible previous members directly with this information. In anticipation, former members are asked to update their contact information…

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Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “What can you, as a nurse, do today to make sure preventable adverse events. . . don’t happen again?” In the feature story, ‘Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility’, a rural Licensed Practical Nurse advocates for patient safety after the devastating loss of her child due to a preventable adverse medical event….

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CLPNA’s office open for business but closed to visitors

Out of an abundance of caution, the Edmonton office of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is practicing ‘social distancing’ and closing its doors to visitors while staying safely ‘open for business’. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic with sustained risk of further global spread….

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Alberta Health Updates for Regulated Health Professionals on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(UPDATED March 30, 2020) This article was originally published on Feb. 28, 2020.  The CLPNA is working closely with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, as well as with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta College of Pharmacy and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, to provide the latest…

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WEBINAR: CONNECTING REGULATION TO LPN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, 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, colleagues,…

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