Category: Practice

“Caring for Caregivers” Navigator Workshop in Edmonton, Calgary

UPDATE (Mar. 17/17) – The workshops have been rescheduled from March to June. Our apologies for any inconvenience.  Want to support to your client’s caregivers, but aren’t sure how? Family caregivers have been referred to as the backbone of the healthcare system because they are vital, yet invisible, and often vulnerable themselves.  There are more than…

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Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl Info and Resources

Alberta Health Services’s recent statistics show the continuing rise of deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta. In the interest of public safety, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta urges Licensed Practical Nurses to educate themselves on this topic. First, to learn the signs and symptoms of opioid…

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With Co-Worker Abuse, “Things Need to Change” on Pink Shirt Day

Intimidation, infighting, undermining… 90% of Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses say they’ve witnessed a nurse bullying another nurse. Abuse is affecting our co-workers, our wellbeing and it is undermining patient care. Join us on February 22 in support of the Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying Campaign to raise awareness around this important issue. CLPNA will be hosting…

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PRACTICE GUIDELINE: Independent Practice for the LPN

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta applauds the growing number of entrepreneurial LPNs in our membership. As a regulated health professional, the LPN must take care to support their business with the nursing and legal policies and procedures necessary to protect the public. To support these entrepreneurs, the CLPNA created a new Practice…

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FACT SHEET: Cannabis for Medical Purposes

On August 24, 2016, the federal government released the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The regulations outline how Canadians can access and possess cannabis and its derivatives to help manage the symptoms associated with a variety of disorders and conditions. The CLPNA has developed a FACT Sheet to let LPNs know how…

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Feedback on Alberta Health continuing care regulations ends July 31

LPNs working in homecare, long term care, supportive living and related areas have a final opportunity to give feedback to Alberta Health on the continuing care regulations that are expiring in 2017. If you missed the Open House meetings on this topic in June, it’s not too late to provide your input. An online survey is…

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Medical Assistance in Dying: FAQs for Alberta’s Nurses

UPDATE (April 7/17): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue.   UPDATE (Dec. 20/16) – The following was updated with a definition of MAID, and new info regarding the role of Nurse Practitioners.  Guidance related to the new Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) legislation for Alberta’s nurses has now…

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Evidence Based Practice Education Series: Battling Dr. Google (VIDEOS)

This 3-part video series introduces evidence based practice and teaches you to evaluate and incorporate research into your nursing. Recorded from their live webinar presentations, Dr. Leah Philips, Director of Research at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, and Melanie Neumeier, Assistant Professor at MacEwan University, answer:

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LPNs invited to review continuing care regulations at Open Houses

Alberta Health is undertaking a review of continuing care regulations that are expiring in 2017. LPNs working in areas such as homecare, long term care and supportive living are invited to provide feedback at one of the planned open houses across the province. These discussions will give an opportunity to learn from individuals and to…

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FAQs for Nurses about Medical Assistance in Dying (Physician-Assisted Death)

. UPDATE (April 7/17): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue.     The following is a joint message for all Alberta nurses from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), and the College of Registered Psychiatric…

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