Category: News

WORKSHOP: New Culture Nursing – An Approach to Person-Centred Care with Dr. David Sheard

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to partner with Dr. David Sheard, Founder/CEO Dementia Care Matters, to offer a workshop focusing on person-centred care coming to Edmonton (Jan. 10) and Calgary (Jan. 12). In his thought provoking and passionate presentation style, Dr. Sheard calls on LPNs to be the leaders of…

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Webinar Series: Patient & Family-Centred Care (Nov 21 & 28)

How can clients and their loved-ones join healthcare providers as full partners in caregiving? What are the considerations when creating a supportive and respectful environment, promoting wellness, teamwork and community? Get the answers at the upcoming webinar series on “Patient and Family-Centred Care”. The ‘Introduction’ webinar on November 21 focuses on concepts and resources. The…

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Fires! Floods! Pandemics! LPNs role during emergencies outlined in policy

“Emergency preparedness can help minimize societal disruption and increase protection for the public…” As flu season approaches, how Licensed Practical Nurses protect Albertans during public health and other types of emergencies is the subject of a new policy from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. The Practice Policy: Expectations and Obligations During Emergencies…

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Study with CLPNA: Health Assessment Self-Study Course

Every day, nurses around the world are engaged in the practice of health assessment. The health team, especially the clients themselves, relies on nurses for completeness and accuracy of data collection and for reliability in the interpretation of that data. HEALTH ASSESSMENT SELF-STUDY COURSE Start Self-Study Course The new Health Assessment Self-Study Course, available from…

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Updated Cannabis Authorizations for Alberta’s LPNs

The evolving understanding of the regulatory framework governing the use of cannabis for medical purposes has resulted in an update to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s position on the role of the LPN in relation to administering medical cannabis. This area of practice requires the LPN to undertake a significant amount of…

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Study with CLPNA: Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course

Every Licensed Practical Nurse should understand the rationale for conducting specific diagnostic and laboratory tests when delivering care, as well as the implications of the results of those tests. Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course Start Self-Study Course The new Diagnostic Tests & Laboratory Values Self-Study Course on Study with CLPNA lists common diagnostic…

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Apply to join a CLPNA Committee

For nurses, service matters. Serving your clients, your employer… and your profession. LPNs are asked to consider participating on a CLPNA Committee to grow the profession in new directions. Opportunities are available for the January 2018 to December 2019 term. The Hearing Tribunal and Complaint Review Committee consider evidence and make decisions regarding complaints of…

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Early Renewal Contest: $350 Prize Draw

Members, complete your 2018 Registration Renewal for an Active Practice Permit by November 1, 2017 to be entered in our draw to win $350! The winner’s name will be drawn in mid-November and will be publically announced. RELATED – Registration Renewal Prize is equivalent to an Active Registration Renewal Fee.

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Change yourself; change the world: Change Day Alberta

Change yourself; change your world! That’s what Change Day is all about: “people coming together to make a change for the better and having fun at the same time”. Change Day is an “international movement that encourages people to make a pledge to improve the health and wellness of themselves or others.” Isn’t that what nurses…

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LPNs sign up to review nursing policies under development

LPNs, here’s your opportunity! Share your knowledge and insight on issues that impact your practice area, and contribute to the maintenance of public trust and accountability of LPNs within the healthcare system. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses to take part in the review process for nursing policy documents. Sign…

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