Category: Professional Development

Relational Practice presented by course creator

Take your nursing to the next level through Relational Practice. Hundreds of Licensed Practical Nurses heard Melodie Hull share this information in two live webinars in September. Now the same content is available to everyone in a 35-minute video presentation with information and examples of Relational Practice directly related to LPN practice. This will help you: •…

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Webinar: End PJ Paralysis (Nov 20 or 22)

If patients stay in their pyjamas for longer than they need to, they have a higher risk of infection, loss of mobility, fitness and strength, and will ultimately stay in hospital longer. Having patients in their day clothes, rather than in pyjamas (PJs) or gowns, enhances dignity, autonomy and, in many instances, shortens their length…

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Pressure Drop: An LPN’s Role in Pressure Injury Research – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE An Edmonton LPN’s curiosity makes her a perfect fit for technology-driven research into pressure injury prevention and education in the Fall 2018 feature story in CARE magazine. “It’s a high stakes area that is rife for research, as questions swirl around the most effective protocols for turning and educating patients.” ALSO IN THIS…

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Webinar: Elder Abuse Awareness (Oct 2 or 4)

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 and are in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The purpose of this…

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WEBINAR: RELATIONAL PRACTICE (Sept 25 or 27)

Relational Practice is an approach, a method for LPNs to go beyond the superficial presentation of a client and his/her health concern(s). Relational Practice reaches below the surface while maintaining professional behaviours, knowledge, skills, and boundaries. It refers to a means of building and sustaining health-promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. This one-hour…

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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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