Category: News

Conduct & Responsibility: What is a complaint?

Over 200 LPNs or about 1% of the CLPNA’s membership experienced a formal complaint of unprofessional conduct in 2018. With so few experiencing these allegations, many may wonder about the disciplinary process. What is a complaint, and who can make one? What standards are LPNs held to? And what’s the responsibility of the CLPNA in…

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Young… at Heart: Nursing at Alberta’s Children’s Hospital – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “One of the awesome things about working here is just how resilient kids are in the face of adversity. There are still smiles here.” In our feature story, ‘Young… at Heart: Nursing at ACH’, Licensed Practical Nurses working at Alberta Children’s Hospital work as a team to build trust, and reduce pain and…

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Interactive Council Election results for Red Deer, Lethbridge

A new voting system processed the results of the CLPNA Council Elections in June with hundreds of participants. See the interactive results by clicking on the graphic below. Congratulations to Ashley Cesar, LPN, on becoming the new Council representative for Lethbridge and area in District 1. The District 3 incumbent, Kurtis Kooiker, LPN, is headed…

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WEBINAR: AESTHETIC NURSING – REGULATORY MATTERS (Aug 20 or 29, Nov 7 or 21)

Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures. The upcoming webinar, Aesthetic Nursing – Regulatory Matters, will give a brief overview of nurses’ professional…

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Maintaining Professional Boundaries between nurse and patient: Practice Guideline

Licensed Practical Nurses hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients while providing nursing care. Professional boundaries allow for safe spaces between a nurse’s position of power and a patient’s vulnerability. Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational part of nursing practice and key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that is built on…

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MASTERING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN 3-PART VIDEO SERIES

If you suddenly couldn’t speak for yourself, who would make medical decisions on your behalf? As a nurse, understanding Advance Care Planning and Personal Directives, and how to use Goals of Care Directives and the Green Sleeve documents are important to providing quality care to your clients. They are also important personally. Master these topics…

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Fee changes coming July 1 for CLPNA applicants and members

A reminder to applicants and members that on July 1, 2019, a number of CLPNA fees will be changed. The adjustments were first announced in April. There was no change made to LPNs’ annual Registration Renewal fees, which remains at $350/year when paid by December 1. For Applicants: Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE)-only Application…

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Time for CLPNA Members to update their Profile

LPNs, do you know what’s on your CLPNA Member Profile? Is your employer correct? Your contact info? According to the Health Professions Act, LPN Professional Regulation, s33(1), it is your responsibility to ensure CLPNA has your current: • employer & employment status • mailing address • email address • phone number • LPN specializations LOGIN…

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Integrating Spirituality into Care: Video

Despite a strong evidence base, few health care professionals are prepared to talk to patients about their spiritual or psychosocial needs. Patient care often solely focuses on the physical aspects of injury or disease and not the associated spiritual distress. “Integrating Spirituality into Care” presented by Jeanne Weis, MN, BN, RN, CHPCA(c) provides Licensed Practical…

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Southern and central LPNs vote in Council Elections

Elections begin June 12 for two Election Districts with nominees running for the Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The CLPNA Bylaws indicate that if two or more nominees are received for a District, an election is held. Therefore, ballots will be sent by to all eligible LPNs residing in…

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