Category: News

Relational Practice presented by course creator

Take your nursing to the next level through Relational Practice. Hundreds of Licensed Practical Nurses heard Melodie Hull share this information in two live webinars in September. Now the same content is available to everyone in a 35-minute video presentation with information and examples of Relational Practice directly related to LPN practice. This will help you: •…

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Webinar: End PJ Paralysis (Nov 20 or 22)

If patients stay in their pyjamas for longer than they need to, they have a higher risk of infection, loss of mobility, fitness and strength, and will ultimately stay in hospital longer. Having patients in their day clothes, rather than in pyjamas (PJs) or gowns, enhances dignity, autonomy and, in many instances, shortens their length…

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Recreational cannabis risks to LPNs addressed in Fact Sheet

The legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018 brings with it an additional consideration for healthcare professionals such as Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Whether personal cannabis usage may compromise their ability to provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. New guidance from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) explains possible impacts…

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Pressure Drop: An LPN’s Role in Pressure Injury Research – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE An Edmonton LPN’s curiosity makes her a perfect fit for technology-driven research into pressure injury prevention and education in the Fall 2018 feature story in CARE magazine. “It’s a high stakes area that is rife for research, as questions swirl around the most effective protocols for turning and educating patients.” ALSO IN THIS…

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For LPNs, Registration Renewal for 2019 starts Oct 1

Annual Registration Renewal begins October 1, 2018 for CLPNA members wanting an Active Practice Permit for 2019. LPNs are asked to renew before the December 1 deadline to receive the lowest registration fee. Registrants completing renewal for an Active Practice Permit before November 1 will be entered in a draw for $350. Notices will be…

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Fort McMurray district gets Council rep

The CLPNA’s Council appointed a new Representative for District 7 (Fort McMurray and area) at the most recent Council meeting. District 7 did not receive any nominations for the spring election. The new representative, Tiffany Smith, LPN, was educated at Keyano College and, post-graduation, continues to live and work in Fort McMurray. An advocate of…

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Behind the curtain: Education & conduct committees recruiting LPNs

Nurses have perfected being in front of a crowd. But behind the scenes exists a world of self-regulation where LPNs are making key decisions to lead the profession. These decisions in the areas of nursing education and practice are essential, creating accountability to the public. LPNs are invited to submit their resumes for one of…

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Aesthetic Nursing in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions

Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, volume enhancers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures. The roles and responsibilities of a nurse performing aesthetic nursing procedures may vary by…

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Webinar: Elder Abuse Awareness (Oct 2 or 4)

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings and are in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The purpose of this…

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