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Recreational cannabis risks to LPNs addressed in Fact Sheet

The legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018 brings with it an additional consideration for healthcare professionals such as Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses: Whether personal cannabis usage may compromise their ability to provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. New guidance from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) explains possible impacts…

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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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Fort McMurray district gets Council rep

The CLPNA’s Council appointed a new Representative for District 7 (Fort McMurray and area) at the most recent Council meeting. District 7 did not receive any nominations for the spring election. The new representative, Tiffany Smith, LPN, was educated at Keyano College and, post-graduation, continues to live and work in Fort McMurray. An advocate of…

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Aesthetic Nursing in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions

Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, volume enhancers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures. The roles and responsibilities of a nurse performing aesthetic nursing procedures may vary by…

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Vendor to develop next generation National LPN Exam (CPNRE)

The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) is pleased to announce that Yardstick Assessment Strategies Inc. (YAS) has been selected as the vendor to develop, implement and deliver a new generation of the entry-to-practice high stakes examination for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in eight jurisdictions in Canada. CCPNR undertook a robust and extensive process…

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Grant partnership provides funding for LPN focused research

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, is now accepting applications for the Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant. Funding supports and fosters high quality research to build foundational knowledge about the Practical Nurse profession and practice. Successful applications will produce “new discoveries” related to practical nursing…

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‘Getting to know you’: The 2018 CLPNA Member Survey explores LPN work-life for future supports

As part of the College of Licensed of Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)’s commitment to support safe competent committed care to all Albertans, the organization is conducting a member survey. The 20-minute survey will be emailed to all practicing LPNs on Monday, July 30, and will be open throughout the month of August. Members who…

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Grande Prairie area re-elects incumbent to the CLPNA’s Council

The votes are in! Joyce Rossiter, LPN, will continue to represent the Grande Prairie area for the next three years on the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Council. In Council Election District 6 there were 137 votes cast on 571 ballots, a 24% participation rate. The CLPNA thanks all LPNs who took the…

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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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