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Video: Eye Health – Providing a Lens for LPNs

Regardless of age, eye health and vision problems can impact quality of life. Join Dr. Salma Kiani, OD, and learn what to watch for as a Licensed Practical Nurse in order to support patients and how early identification can reduce the risk impact and increase quality patient outcomes. Review information and potential issues with eye…

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Updated Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability

Professionalism in nursing practice ensures the consistent provision of safe, ethical, and competent care by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to their patients. The updated Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability discusses key professional responsibilities that LPNs are accountable for. Some key professional responsibilities and accountabilities discussed in this document clarify expectations related to: fitness to practice, professional development,…

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New Policy: Medication Management

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has created a policy on Medication Management. This document replaces the Medication Management practice guideline. The information from the previous practice guideline has been updated and condensed to clearly reflect expectations surrounding medication management. In most practice settings, medication management is a significant role for Licensed…

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Video: Falls Prevention

A fall can have a significant impact on a person’s independence and lifestyle. Among older adults in Alberta, falls are the leading cause of injury and 1 of 3 older adults will fall at least once per year. This video, presented by Melanie Morgan-Redshaw from the Injury Prevention Centre, outlines risk factors that can lead…

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Webinar: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs (Dec 13 & 15)

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 authorizations,…

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Updated Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard

The passing scores for the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) have been updated in the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s English Language Proficiency Standard Policy. These changes are the result of a project undertaken by the Canadian Nurse Regulators Collaborative to revise…

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Updated Policy: Actively Engaged Requirements

The Policy on Actively Engaged Requirements for Registration and the Continuing Competence Program has been updated to include a new criteria to demonstrate being “actively engaged” for the purpose of registration. This update impacts individuals who do not meet the practice hours requirement or those who have been out of nursing practice for less than…

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Webinar: Eye Health – Providing a Lens for LPNs (Nov 22)

LPNs must consistently maintain and enhance their competence in nursing practice and be aware of strengths and areas in need of improvement. Continuing competence is essential in meeting the demands of evolving practice environments and patient needs. Join Dr. Salma Kiani, OD, as she walks you through what you need to know about eye health…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Nov 15 & 17)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), 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,…

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Feedback on Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities, Advanced Practice, and Supervision

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has made revisions to the previous Standards of Practice on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice to align with changes to the Health Professions Act. Supervision requirements will be removed from the LPN Profession Regulation and have been transferred to the updated standards of practice. This change…

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