Category: Policy

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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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (May 21, July 23)

Clarification to LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities, and streamlining the registration process are just some of the many changes that arose under the amendments to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse Profession Regulation on February 2, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice This webinar presentation…

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Self-Study Module: Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct

Licensed Practical Nurses are educated to maintain professional boundaries and treat their patients with respect and professionalism. However, there may be a power imbalance between an LPN and their patient that leads to unprofessional behaviour. To protect patients, Alberta’s legislation provides health professionals with clear definitions of behaviours that constitute sexual misconduct or sexual abuse….

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Common Questions on LPN Practice during COVID-19: Info Sheet

(UPDATED June 11, 2021) (The following is a plain text version of the CLPNA’s Info Sheet: Common Questions on LPN Practice during COVID-19. To download the PDF version, click below:) General COVID Info For current general CLPNA info about COVID-19, see: RELATED – Alberta Health Updates for Regulated Health Professionals on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) RELATED…

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Client and Co-Worker Abuse Policy sets expectations

Nursing is considered a compassionate profession. The physical, psychological, and social elements of nursing care inherently create feelings of familiarity between nurses and clients. Compassion remains essential in nursing while maintaining professional boundaries – including preventing and responding to abuse. Abuse of clients is rare; however, any abuse is unacceptable. Both client and co-worker abuse…

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Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “What can you, as a nurse, do today to make sure preventable adverse events. . . don’t happen again?” In the feature story, ‘Please Listen: Building a Culture of Responsibility’, a rural Licensed Practical Nurse advocates for patient safety after the devastating loss of her child due to a preventable adverse medical event….

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Alberta Health Updates for Regulated Health Professionals on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(UPDATED June 11, 2021) The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is working closely with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, as well as with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta College of Pharmacy and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, to provide the latest information to…

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WEBINAR: CONNECTING REGULATION TO LPN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated health-care providers, such as licensed practical nurses, practice in a safe, competent and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues,…

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