Category: Policy

Webinar: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs (Oct 4 & 6)

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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Webinar: Immunization Practice and Regulation (Sept. 6 & 8 )

When providing immunization services, it is important for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to be aware of their legal responsibilities and the education needed to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines provincial reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization…

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Video: Immunization Practice and Regulation

Licensed Practical Nurses must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. This video outlines expectations on LPN professional practice when performing immunization duties, including: Immunization Regulation LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Reporting requirements Options for education and training The CLPNA’s Interpretive Document: Immunization Regulation Duties further guides LPNs…

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Video: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs

Licensed Practical Nurse (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…

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Info Sheet: Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Attempts

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) manages access to the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) through the registration process in Alberta. Successful completion of the CPNRE is required to be registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the province. Related – Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) The CLPNA Council approved…

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Registrant Engagement – Notice of Redaction and Consultation

The CLPNA shares with registrants any changes to standards that occurs, related to the LPN profession in Alberta, so that registrants are aware of the changes and have an opportunity to provide comments on such changes. This communication is intended to advise LPNs in Alberta of the redaction of the Perioperative Standards (2010), and the…

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Policy: English Language Proficiency Standard

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) play an integral role in Alberta’s healthcare system and are obligated to deliver safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. As an LPN in Alberta, all applicants to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) need to be able to communicate clearly in English to practice. The Policy: English Language…

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Interpretive Document: Fitness to Practice and HPA Definition of “Incapacitated”

As professional nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have the obligation to ensure one’s own fitness to practice. If a LPN’s ability to perform nursing care safely is impaired, they may not be fit to practice. The Health Professions Act (HPA) does not define fitness to practice but uses the term “incapacitated” to describe circumstances where…

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Basic & Advanced Foot Care

Assessing a patient’s feet is part of a comprehensive head to toe assessment and is vital to ensuring optimal health outcomes for a patient. The assessment of a patient’s feet may indicate abnormalities or an underlying disease process such as those involving complications with the heart, liver, kidneys, deficits in self care, nutritional disorders, systemic…

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Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that…

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