Category: News

New Policies on LPN Specializations and Restricted Activities

Restricted Activities can be a muddy, misunderstood topic. Two new related policies from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta should increase clarity on these high-risk nursing practices that require additional education, skills, and often supervision requirements. Firstly, the Practice Policy: Specialized Practice Areas explains the additional requirements for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses who…

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All LPNs to report adverse immunization events: Regulation

New Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations in order to better protect the public. The new Immunization Regulation will be implemented in two stages, the first on December 17, 2018 and the second on January 1, 2021. To guide LPNs in these new expectations on their…

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Fact Sheet: Immunization Regulation

In November, 2016, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the Public Health Act, aimed at increasing immunization rates, improving capacity to manage outbreaks in schools and communities, and increasing the quality of immunization services. To help meet these goals, in October, 2018, the Government of Alberta established the new Immunization Regulation (Alta. Reg. 182/2018). …

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LPNs renewing registration by Dec 31 to work in 2019

It’s the final days of registration renewal for 2019 for the CLPNA’s members before the December 31 deadline. Members may begin the 2019 Registration Renewal application by logging into to myCLPNA.com. RELATED – Registration Renewal Don’t get Fined; Renew on Time Only those individuals with a current CLPNA Practice Permit are authorized to work as an…

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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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