Category: Practice

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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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. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the health care team….

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Practice Guideline: Evidence-Informed Practice

Evidence-informed practice is an ongoing process that incorporates evidence from research, clinical expertise, client preferences, and other available resources to guide practice decisions. It is integral to quality nursing care. LPNs can incorporate this type of practice into all steps of the nursing process, including assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The College of Licensed…

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Video: Nurses in Independent Practice

It is important to be appropriately informed and prepared before starting a business as a regulated health professional. The “Nurses in Independent Practice” presentation guides Alberta’s nurses who currently engage in, or who are considering independent or self-employed practice and the delivery of health services. The material is a joint presentation from the College of…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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