Category: Practice

Professionalism on Social Media Practice Guideline

Social Media has become a significant part of our lives; it can be funny, informative, interesting, crazy, or just a great way to burn some time. Regardless, it’s important to consider the implications of social media usage in the workplace. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has released a Professionalism on Social…

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Big Success in a Small Setting – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Two Hills Health Centre is home to amazing nurses at all stages of their careers, from new grads to an LPN in her 51st year of practice. Find out why this small community is a hotspot for nursing achievement and opportunity in the Summer 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has published a Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect. LPNs are most likely to become aware of a client’s personal directive when providing nursing care in home care, supportive living or long-term care settings; although, they may see personal directives in all…

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Naloxone Fact Sheet educates on LPN interventions

UPDATE (Feb. 16/18): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue. Update (Feb. 16/18) – The following was edited with an updated Fact Sheet. For current information, CLICK HERE.   As deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta continue to rise, the provincial government…

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A Brave New World – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way we use them.” – Unknown Three medical professionals cross the globe and become Licensed Practical Nurses in Alberta in our feature story, “A Brave New World” in the Spring 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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Nursing regulators release ‘Medical Assistance in Dying Guidelines for Nurses in Alberta’

A new document, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Guidelines for Nurses in Alberta, will supersede all previous information provided to Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses on the subject. The Guideline includes a legislative overview and background of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada. Additionally, the eligibility, safeguards and provincial requirements are also included to create a framework from…

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For National Nursing Week events, how to order LPN prizes and giveaways

National Nursing Week is coming May 8-14, 2017, and everywhere Licensed Practical Nurses will be celebrating their peers and their profession. For those parties, those luncheons, those celebratory event, nurses may order complimentary LPN-branded products from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. These Special Event Kits contain clever and cool items to be used as prizes…

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CLPNA clarifies LPN reference in CNA draft Code of Ethics

UPDATE (Mar. 10/17) – The following message was updated to provide additional clarity.  The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has recently become aware that the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is undertaking a review of the Canadian Nurses Association’s draft Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Licensed…

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“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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