Category: Professional Development

Caring for Caregivers: LPNs and the COMPASS Program – CARE Magazine

 DOWNLOAD ISSUE Licensed Practical Nurses play an important role in delivering the COMPASS Family Caregiving Program, designed to support those who provide care at home for loved ones. In the Summer 2018 issue of CARE magazine, take a closer look at the in-demand, facilitator-led program addressing caregiver challenges of guilt and grief, stress management,…

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Medication Management: Comprehensive Guideline and Course

Complete guidance on medication management is now available for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses, and there’s an accompanying self-study course to match. The CLPNA’s Practice Guideline: Medication Management gives principles for safe, ethical and competent medication management in all practice settings. The robust 39-page document should be a welcome resource to LPNs and their healthcare colleagues. Employers…

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Compassion and Collaboration: Boyle McCauley Health Centre – CARE magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Licensed Practical Nurses at Edmonton’s Boyle McCauley Health Centre balance autonomy and responsibility as they provide multi-faceted care for their vulnerable patients. Located in Edmonton’s inner city, the clinic provides primary medical services to those facing multiple systemic barriers to accessing healthcare. People experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental health issues and other socio-economic obstacles such…

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Study with CLPNA: Elder Abuse Self-Study Course

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings. This puts Licensed Practical Nurses in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The…

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Study with CLPNA: Relational Practice Self-Study Course

Self-awareness, partnership, relationship building, communication – What do these words mean to you? Relational practice is the current term for what nursing usually refers to as interpersonal communication skills, but encompasses so much more! It’s a means of building and sustaining health promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. It is very client-focused and…

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Study with CLPNA: Infusion Therapy Self-Study Course

Infusion therapy is an efficient way to deliver all aspects of fluid and medication by “intravenous” application. Besides the many benefits, there are inherent risks that must be considered. Licensed Practical Nurses have a responsibility to keep current in their knowledge and competent in all areas of their professional practice through continuing education. Safe practice…

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Tickets on sale for 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Knowledge and networking, fun and friends. The 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference is ‘Shifting Reality’, aiming to prepare Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse and associated health professionals for changes impacting healthcare. Tickets are on sale now for the 2.5 day event on May 9 – 11, 2018 in Edmonton. Registration Info The engaging lineup includes topics…

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WEBINAR: Understanding Cyber: Privacy and Security in Healthcare

The threat of cyber-attack is a nightmare for healthcare organizations and professionals. The nature of electronic healthcare information creates unique risks for network and privacy security, resulting in healthcare organizations becoming attractive targets for cyber-crime. Evolving regulatory requirements and the introduction of new technologies have resulted in an increasing focus upon these new threats. Education…

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WORKSHOP: New Culture Nursing – An Approach to Person-Centred Care with Dr. David Sheard

UPDATE (Jan. 3/18): Due to unforeseen circumstances, the New Culture Nursing Workshop with Dr. David Sheard has been rescheduled to April 11 in Edmonton and April 13 in Calgary. Registrants, check your email for registration changes and refund info.  The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is pleased to partner with Dr. David Sheard, Founder/CEO Dementia…

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