Category: Professional Development

Mandatory Education: Understanding Restricted Activities

The learning module, ‘Understanding Restricted Activities’, is mandatory for all Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to complete by June 30, 2022. This requirement is a part of 2022 Continuing Competence Program activities. Restricted activities are high-risk health services that have education, skill, and, at times, supervision requirements. This module will help LPNs understand restricted activities and…

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Webinar: Connecting Regulation to LPN Professional Practice (Nov 23 & 25)

The purpose of regulation is to ensure that regulated healthcare providers, such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), practice in a safe, competent, and ethical manner. The way LPNs connect their regulatory responsibilities to their nursing practice is of utmost importance. Professionalism requires that LPNs demonstrate professional standards when providing nursing care and collaborating with patients,…

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Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism: CARE Magazine

“Ageism is considered one of the last socially accepted ‘isms’ in our society. It’s subtle and it’s underlying; no matter how well-meaning, nurses may be perpetuating it unknowingly. [Once they understand and are aware of it] LPNs can play a vital role in recognizing when ageism is occurring by speaking out and providing care that…

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Video: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies

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. This video presented by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, discusses the potential impact of a high…

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Webinar: Regulation Changes for Alberta LPNs (Oct 19 & 25)

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) implemented the changes to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation (LPN Regulation) effective February 1, 2020. RELATED – Regulation leads to new Standards and Policy on Restricted Activities and Advanced Practice The amended regulation streamlines CLPNA registration management and clarifies the LPN scope of practice, especially regarding…

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Webinar: Engaging Nursing to Diminish Ageism (Oct 18 & 26)

Ageism, is a socially accepted “ism” of thinking about ageing and older people in a negative and discriminatory manner. Stereotypes and discrimination related to age affect the physical and psychological well-being of older people every day. Ageism is also evident in the health and social systems and within the professions working with older persons. In…

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Webinar: Immunization Practice & Regulation (October 5 & 7)

Licensed Practical Nurses: when providing immunization services, you must be aware of your legal responsibilities and the education you need to perform this activity. This webinar: Reviews LPN scope of practice regarding administering immunizations Discusses options for education and training Outlines reporting requirements For more info, please review: Related – Immunization Reporting for all LPNs…

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Self-Study Module: Medication Drug Calculations

Despite all recent advances in medication administration, drug-related adverse events and error rates remain a concern. Many medication errors are related to administering incorrect dosages. Medication administration must be performed in accordance with legislation, regulatory standards, CLPNA policies, and employer policies. Licensed Practical Nurses are responsible to ensure they possess the required knowledge, skill, and judgment…

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Webinar: PTSD Awareness and Mental Health & Wellness Strategies (Sept 14 & 16)

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. This webinar will explore the potential impact of a high stress work environment and the patterns and prevalence of developing Post Traumatic Stress. Strategies to increase…

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Video: Caregiver-Centered Care, including Partnering with Family Caregivers during a Pandemic

Did you know that 1 in 4 Canadians are family caregivers? Research shows that well-supported family caregivers provide better care for their loved ones. Join the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and Dr. Jasneet Parmar, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, for this informative video which builds on the foundational Caregiver-Centered…

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