Category: Practice

Video: Harm Reduction – Theory and Practice

This video, presented by the AHS Harm Reduction Services Team and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, defines harm reduction and provides an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. Examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people…

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Video: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice

The way Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Meeting these expectations requires that LPNs provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. LPNs must demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and when collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the healthcare team. This video…

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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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Webinar: Connection Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (June 7 & 9)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), 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,…

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Webinar: Harm Reduction – Theory & Practice (June 2 & 21)

This webinar will define harm reduction and provide an overview of this public health approach in programs and practice. It will showcase examples of harm reduction services available in the community as well as practical strategies to use when caring for people who use substances. The topics of stigma, trauma, social determinants of health, and…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice and Regulation (May 17 & 26)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education you need to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs…

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Webinar: Understanding Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice for LPNs (May 3 & 5)

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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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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Video: Long COVID: Supporting Patient Care

Some people who have had COVID-19, whether they have needed hospitalization or not, continue to struggle with fatigue, “brain fog”, headaches, and other persistent neurological and respiratory symptoms. These long-lasting symptoms have been named “Long COVID” and are being closely studied in Alberta, and around the world. Alberta Health Services (AHS) has created several focused…

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