Category: Practice

Clarity to Bladder Scanning Supervision

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 validation helps healthcare organizations to create appropriate authorization policies. The supervision parameter is a temporary measure until…

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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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Ebola Virus Disease guidance for Licensed Practical Nurses

Though the risk to Canadians from Ebola Virus Disease is very low, the CLPNA believes Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) can best protect the public from the disease through early education and access to the latest resources. Information on this virus is changing quickly. Stay current to stay safe. This information will be updated as necessary….

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Registration opens for 2015 CLPNA AGM and Conference

You are invited to attend the 2015 CLPNA Annual General Meeting & Conference! The annual Conference of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is expected to host 350 Licensed Practical Nurses, healthcare managers, educators, government representatives and more. 2015 CLPNA AGM & Conference Getting Real: Paths to Authentic Care April 29 to May…

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Video: LPNs in Leadership Roles – Supervising Health Care Aides

Licensed Practical Nurses working in continuing care, supportive living, and home care positions may find the latest video from our Practice Department especially applicable: WATCH – VIDEO: Professional Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses in Leadership Roles – Supervising Health Care Aides The CLPNA also strongly recommends every LPN become familiar with and use the following…

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“Bringing Care Home”: A unique home visit model – CARE magazine

A unique home visit model of care is making life easier for palliative and geriatric patients in Parkland County. That’s the encouraging story at the heart of the Fall issue of CARE magazine. Other stories include: Does poor communications lead to legal issues for nurses? Myth-busted!: People living with mental illness never really recover. Changing…

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Fact Sheet: Authorization for Bladder Scanning with Supervision

(UPDATED Aug 21/14) To clarify any confusion related to Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) performing ultrasound bladder scanning, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has released their latest Fact Sheet: FACT SHEET: Authorization for Bladder Scanning with Supervision (PDF) For many years, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have been applying non-ionizing radiation in the…

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Co-Worker Abuse: Strategies and Resources

Since releasing the Co-Worker Abuse practice guideline and supportive documents in December, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has implemented numerous strategies related to raising awareness on the topic. READ – CLPNA’s Co-Worker Abuse documents To Members Webinars, on-site and telehealth presentations, a series of CARE magazine articles. Approval of a joint…

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Nursing Staff Mix statement from Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators, Canadian Nurses Association

Three Canadian nursing associations are encouraging healthcare facilities to utilize their resource “Staff Mix Decision-making Framework for Quality Nursing Care” to create the best, safe staff mix for all clinical practice settings. A joint position statement supporting the framework was recently released by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators…

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