Category: Practice

Sharing Evidence-Informed Immunization Info for LPNs in Alberta

As the regulatory authority for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has a responsibility to the public to ensure safe, competent, and ethical nursing practice. Under the LPN Profession Regulation, LPNs are authorized to administer vaccines for the purpose of immunization. LPNs are expected to understand concepts such…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (October 5 & 7)

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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Understanding the Difference: Regulator, Association, and Union

The Health Professions Act requires a clear separation between the responsibility of the profession’s regulatory functions that protect the public and those related to salary negotiations, economic, and social wellbeing of members of the profession. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has developed the Understanding the Difference: Regulator, Association, and Union info sheet…

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Video: Caregiver-Centered Care, including Partnering with Family Caregivers during a Pandemic

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians are family caregivers? Research shows that well-supported family caregivers provide better care for their loved ones. Join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and Dr. Jasneet Parmar, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, for this informative video which builds on the foundational Caregiver-Centered…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice (August 24 & 26)

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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Video: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism

Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Ageism is evident in health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. This research-based video…

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Webinar: Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic (July 27 & 29)

Join the CLPNA and Dr. Jasneet Parmar as she introduces the Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic course. This course is supplementary to the Caregiver-Centered Care foundational education. Related – Self-study Module: Caring for Caregivers The Partnering with Family Caregivers During a Pandemic course highlights the impacts that a pandemic has on Family Caregivers. It…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (July 19 & 20)

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 CLPNA registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding…

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Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (July 5 & 6)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is also evident in the health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. In…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (June 22 & 24)

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: Discusses your options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs as of Jan 1, 2020 The webinar…

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