Category: Policy

Understanding the Difference: Regulator & Union

To support Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) understanding about the difference between the functions of regulators and the role of unions, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) developed an illustrative document, Understanding the Difference: Regulator and Union. Regulatory colleges are given the authority to govern healthcare professions under the Health Professions Act (HPA)….

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Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness – CARE Magazine

Trauma can happen to anyone who experiences something that feels threatening to their physical well-being or is overwhelming enough to shake their confidence or sense of security. — Nursing and Trauma: PTSD Awareness for LPNs, CARE Magazine, Summer 2020 The feature story in the summer issue of CARE Magazine focuses on raising awareness about post-traumatic…

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Webinar: Collaborative Practice in Nursing (Jul 9 & Oct 15)

Collaborative practice is a foundation for quality care. Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication and mutual trust are fundamental to collaborative nursing practice. RELATED – ‘Collaborative Practice in Nursing’ released by Alberta’s nursing regulators The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA),…

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Webinar: Social Media – E-Professionalism for Nurses (Jul 7 & Nov 3)

Nurses must be aware of social media’s evolving culture, understand its ever-changing technology, and have the professional judgment and decision-making to use it appropriately as outlined in the Social Media: e-Professionalism for Nurses document from Alberta’s nursing regulators. RELATED – Social Media: e-Professionalism for Nurses The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA),…

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Practice Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is an integral part of nursing practice to protect both patients and nurses from the spread of disease. All nursing professions in Alberta have consistent IPC expectations to ensure the safety of the public. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are responsible for adhering to IPC recommendations from their employers and regulatory…

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Major milestones achieved in CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report

 CLPNA’s 2019 Annual Report (PDF) “A major milestone this year was receiving approval of amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation… effective February 1, 2020. These amendments support LPNs to work to the full extent of their education and make a greater contribution to the healthcare team and the…

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Webinar: Immunization Regulation (June 11 & July 21)

Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations in order to better protect the public. The first stage of the Immunization Regulation was implemented in December 2018 and the second will be implemented on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical For LPNs: CLPNA RELATED –…

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Alberta Relaunch Guidelines for Self-Employed Nurses Released by Nursing Regulators

(UPDATED June 30, 2020) On April 30, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced a three-stage Relaunch Strategy for loosening restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This strategy allows for a three-stage reopening of Alberta’s economy and includes medical and healthcare settings. Stage 1 of the Alberta Relaunch Strategy allows non-essential healthcare services to…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Practice (June 2 & 25; Sept 8 & 10)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. It is important for LPNs to connect their professional nursing practice to their regulatory responsibility. These professional standards apply when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, clients, and colleagues. The…

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Sharing Evidence-Informed COVID-19 Info

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) would like to thank Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for working to keep Albertans safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the regulatory authority for LPNs, the CLPNA has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice, and as such, would like to…

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