Category: Policy

Professionalism on Social Media Practice Guideline

Social Media has become a significant part of our lives; it can be funny, informative, interesting, crazy, or just a great way to burn some time. Regardless, it’s important to consider the implications of social media usage in the workplace. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has released a Professionalism on Social…

read more

Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has published a Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect. LPNs are most likely to become aware of a client’s personal directive when providing nursing care in home care, supportive living or long-term care settings; although, they may see personal directives in all…

read more

Naloxone Fact Sheet educates on LPN interventions

UPDATE (Feb. 16/18): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue. Update (Feb. 16/18) – The following was edited with an updated Fact Sheet. For current information, CLICK HERE.   As deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta continue to rise, the provincial government…

read more

Nursing regulators release ‘Medical Assistance in Dying Guidelines for Nurses in Alberta’

A new document, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Guidelines for Nurses in Alberta, will supersede all previous information provided to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses on the subject. The Guideline includes a legislative overview and background of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada. Additionally, the eligibility, safeguards and provincial requirements are also included to create a framework from…

read more

CLPNA clarifies LPN reference in CNA draft Code of Ethics

UPDATE (Mar. 10/17) – The following message was updated to provide additional clarity.  The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has recently become aware that the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is undertaking a review of the Canadian Nurses Association’s draft Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed…

read more

Opioid crisis: CLPNA supports harm reduction strategies

On October 27, the Alberta Government announced new programs to address overdoses and deaths related to fentanyl and other opioids including harm reduction strategies to address opioid misuse. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) supports supervised consumption services (i.e., supervising safe injection of street drugs) and the role the Licensed Practical Nurse…

read more

PRACTICE GUIDELINE: Independent Practice for the LPN

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta applauds the growing number of entrepreneurial LPNs in our membership. As a regulated health professional, the LPN must take care to support their business with the nursing and legal policies and procedures necessary to protect the public. To support these entrepreneurs, the CLPNA created a new Practice…

read more

FACT SHEET: Cannabis for Medical Purposes

On August 24, 2016, the federal government released the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The regulations outline how Canadians can access and possess cannabis and its derivatives to help manage the symptoms associated with a variety of disorders and conditions. The CLPNA has developed a FACT Sheet to let LPNs know how…

read more

Feedback on Alberta Health continuing care regulations ends July 31

LPNs working in homecare, long term care, supportive living and related areas have a final opportunity to give feedback to Alberta Health on the continuing care regulations that are expiring in 2017. If you missed the Open House meetings on this topic in June, it’s not too late to provide your input. An online survey is…

read more

Medical Assistance in Dying: FAQs for Alberta’s Nurses

UPDATE (April 7/17): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue.   UPDATE (Dec. 20/16) – The following was updated with a definition of MAID, and new info regarding the role of Nurse Practitioners.  Guidance related to the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation for Alberta’s nurses has now…

read more