Category: Practice

Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (May 18 & 20)

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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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Apr. 27 & 29)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) effective February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice The amended regulation streamlines the CLPNA’s registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially…

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Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses

Social Media and e-Professionalism: Guidelines for Nurses (CARNA, CLPNA & CRPNA, 2021) was collaboratively developed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta, and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. These guidelines support critical thinking and decision-making in the responsible use of social…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (March 15 & 30)

When providing immunization services, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses must be aware of their legal responsibilities and the education needed to perform this activity. The Immunization Practice & Regulation webinar: Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements The presentation includes a LIVE Q&A with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Practice Team….

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Video: Immunization Practice & Regulation

In order to administer vaccines, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. Additionally, the Government of Alberta’s Immunization Regulation gives all health professionals in Alberta, including LPNs, legal responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. Learn about these requirements, as well as the expectations on LPNs…

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Webinar: Caregiver-Centered Care – Education for LPNs (Feb 16 & 18)

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians are family caregivers? A family caregiver is broadly defined as any person who takes on a generally unpaid caring role providing emotional, physical, or practical support in response to an illness, disability, or age-related needs. Research has shown that well-supported family caregivers provide better care for their…

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LIMITED TIME SIGN UP FOR E.P.I.C. IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

(UPDATED JANUARY 7, 2021 – Thank you to all LPNs who have completed the application for this learning opportunity. The application is now closed as we have met capacity for the limited number of registrations that are available. Successful applicants will be notified by email the week of January 11-15.) An unprecedented need for qualified…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice and Regulation (Jan 25 & 29)

Licensed Practical Nurses must have the knowledge, skill, judgment, and competencies related to immunization to practice safely. This webinar discusses two important topics related to Immunization practice: Options for education and training Immunization Regulation reporting requirements in effect January 1, 2021 Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs as of Jan 1, 2020 For more…

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Priority: Public Safety – CARE Magazine

“Ultimately, the members of the Complaints Department take pride in their contribution to the protection of the public, and in their role in ensuring LPNs are providing professional services in Alberta that meet the CLPNA’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics” In the feature story, ‘Priority: Public Safety’, meet the College of Licensed Practical…

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Self-Study Module: Caregiver-Centered Care

(Updated January 4, 2021) Family caregivers play a critical role in the healthcare system. Unpaid care provided by family and friends has become increasingly recognized as an important role in society. According to Statistics Canada, in 2018 approximately one in four Canadians aged 15 and older (or 7.8 million people) provided care to a family member or friend with…

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