Category: Practice

LPN Competency changes …EXPLAINED!

In case you missed it… Curious about what’s happening today with Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice? Join CLPNA’s Practice Team for a webinar in September as they explain the changes and highlights of the newly revised Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 3rd Edition (2015). Released June 2, 2015, the 274-page document defines LPN…

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Webinar explores changes to LPN Competency Profile

Curious about what’s happening today with Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice? Join CLPNA’s Practice Team for an upcoming webinar as they share the changes and highlights of the newly revised Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 3rd Edition (2015). Released June 2, the 274-page document clearly defines LPN scope of practice in Alberta. It’s…

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REVISED: Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses

The exhaustively revised Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses, 3rd Edition (2015) was proudly released by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) after a nine month collaborative review. The Profile is the result of a rigorous and ambitious review process that formally began in September 2014 and involved over a thousand participants.

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“Blood Relations”: Calgary hematology clinic – CARE Magazine

Calgary South Health Campus Hematology Clinic reaps the benefits of one Licensed Practical Nurse’s initiative to do more for patients and staff in the cover story of CARE magazine’s Spring issue. More stories: Research: Exercise programs for persons with dementia. Legal Issues: Dealing with medication errors Profile: From childhood cancer to pediatric nursing. Highlights from…

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Understanding Professional Nursing through Jurisprudence Exam

Nurses, do you feel you: •    Understand your responsibilities as a professional nurse under federal and provincial legislation including Health Professions Act, CLPNA Regulations & Bylaws, Ethics and Standards of Practice, Privacy Legislation, Nursing Practice Guidelines, Health and Safety, Child and Adult Guardianship, and more. •    Know how to legally and appropriately deal with patient…

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Barb Bancroft Seminars: “Clinical Focus on Geriatrics”

(UPDATE – Due to unforeseen circumstances, seminars in Grande Prairie have been cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience. The seminars in Edmonton and Calgary are proceeding as scheduled. – Updated May 12, 2015) Barb Bancroft, our most popular Conference speaker ever, is back! With her trademark blend of humour and nursing smarts, Barb will be…

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Clarity to Bladder Scanning Supervision

UPDATE (August 17, 2018): For current practice, see the following document DOWNLOAD Fact Sheet: Bladder Scanning   The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) confirmed in a public letter to its members that doctors can supervise Licensed Practical Nurses performing bladder scanning. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) hopes the…

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“When the patient is your child”; Technology in nursing – CARE Magazine

In the Winter issue of CARE magazine, the story of a Licensed Practical Nurse from Calgary whose son is diagnosed with a complex heart condition, “When the Patient is Your Child”. More stories: Mobile technology is finding its way into more nursing workplaces. Will it make your job easier? Legal issues for nurses: What are…

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Free Online Course: Nursing Documentation 101

Nurses know that accurate documentation is an important component of their professional and legal responsibilities, so important that a course on documentation was the top request by CLPNA’s Licensed Practical Nurses in a recent survey. A new online course, Nursing Documentation 101, to promote high quality documentation (also known as charting, recording and reporting) was…

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