Category: Professional Development

Webinar: Immunization Regulation (Nov 24 & 26)

Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. The second stage of the Immunization Regulation comes into effect on January 1, 2021. RELATED – Sharing Evidence-Based Immunization Info Critical for LPNs: CLPNA RELATED – Immunization Self-Study Module…

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Video: Resilience – A Mindset for Wellness

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, maintaining physical health and mental wellbeing is an important expectation in order to provide the best care possible for the public. There are many challenges present in one’s personal life as well as one’s profession, which can present added stress, and it is important to focus on building one’s resilience…

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Video: Connecting Regulation to Professional Practice

The way Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Meeting these expectations requires that LPNs provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients, colleagues, and other members of the health care team….

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Practice Guideline: Evidence-Informed Practice

Evidence-informed practice is an ongoing process that incorporates evidence from research, clinical expertise, client preferences, and other available resources to guide practice decisions. It is integral to quality nursing care. LPNs can incorporate this type of practice into all steps of the nursing process, including assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The College of Licensed…

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Video: Nurses in Independent Practice

It is important to be appropriately informed and prepared before starting a business as a regulated health professional. The “Nurses in Independent Practice” presentation guides Alberta’s nurses who currently engage in, or who are considering independent or self-employed practice and the delivery of health services. The material is a joint presentation from the College of…

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Self-Study Module: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs

Research shows there is a high occurrence of stress in the lives of healthcare providers, including nurses, and this can have a significant effect on psychological health and well-being. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s self-study module, PTSD and Mental Health and Wellness for LPNs, is designed to provide LPNs with an understanding…

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Real Knowledge, Simulated World – CARE Magazine

If there’s a way to give [practical nurse students] a few more tools, a little bit more knowledge, and a little bit more confidence, it’s going to help them, . . . and it’s going to help the patient. — Real Knowledge, Simulated World; CARE Magazine, Fall 2020 The feature story, ‘Real Knowledge, Simulated World’,…

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Webinar: Professional Boundaries (Oct 6)

Establishing and maintaining the appropriate boundaries between a nurse and patient can be complicated: cultural diversity, gift-giving, nursing family and friends, and intimate relationships. A therapeutic nurse-patient relationship encompasses helpfulness with the right amount of nursing involvement. Find that right level with the CLPNA’s live webinar on October 6, 2020 on the Practice Guideline on…

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Immunization Course Equips LPNs for Flu Season & Beyond

Coming soon… is flu season. Eventually, and hopefully, a vaccine for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will be ready to administer. Now is the time for Licensed Practical Nurses to become educated to vaccinate in Alberta. LPN scope of practice related to immunization, the administration of vaccines and biologic products for the purpose of providing immunizations…

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Webinar: Nurses in Independent Practice (Sept 14)

Independent Practice is the application of nursing knowledge, skill, and principles outside of a traditional healthcare organization or setting. The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), and the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) are pleased to present this webinar intended…

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