Category: Practice

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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Immunization Reporting for All LPNs as of Jan. 1, 2021

(UPDATE December 18, 2020 – The Info Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties has been replaced with the Interpretive Document: Immunization Regulation Duties) The Government of Alberta’s Immunization Regulation gives all health professionals, including licensed practical nurses (LPNs), additional responsibilities regarding immunizations. This aims to improve capacity to manage outbreaks, the quality of immunization services, and increase…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Dec 10)

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 (Dec 8)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the amended Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) that became effective February 1, 2020 in Alberta. The amended regulation streamlines how the CLPNA manages registration and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding restricted activities. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy…

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Video: Collaborative Practice in Nursing

Professionals working together with shared decision-making, open communication and mutual trust are fundamental to collaborative nursing practice, and collaborative practice is a foundation for quality care. The above joint presentation from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), and the College of Registered…

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Webinar: Immunization Regulation (Nov 24 & 26)

Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. The second stage of the Immunization Regulation comes into effect on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical for LPNs: CLPNA RELATED – Immunization Self-Study Module…

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