Category: Public

Rules for LPNs on Privacy, Confidentiality, plus Duty to Report in new policy documents

Privacy and confidentiality can be a complicated subject area for nurses. In one respect, a major professional and ethical responsibility of healthcare providers is to practice within the relevant laws governing privacy and confidentiality of personal health information. This means all Licensed Practical Nurses have the duty to safeguard a client’s personal health information and…

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Fresh Format, Condensed Program, Lower Fees for 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

There’s a fresh approach to this year’s annual nursing Conference with new speaker formats and features from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. A condensed program that honours your valuable time and gets to the good stuff quicker. And lower fees for increased accessibility for everyone. The 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference –…

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The Face of LPN Professionalism – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Today’s LPNs are diverse in age, background and experience, but united by a commitment to caring for the public, one patient at a time. See the faces of LPN professionalism in the Winter 2018 issue of CARE magazine. These real LPNs from across Alberta are examples of the dedication and caring of the…

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Bill 21 leads to new sanctions, Standards for LPNs

In November 2018, the Alberta government passed Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients which amends the Health Professions Act and affects all regulated health professionals in Alberta. Bill 21 is intended to better protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct by regulated health professionals. Most notably, all health professionals (including Alberta’s Licensed Practical…

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All LPNs to report adverse immunization events: Regulation

(UPDATE Dec 18, 2018 – All Licensed Practical Nurses must report Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) to the AHS Central AEFI Reporting Line at 1-855-444-2324 (1-855-444-CDCI). The CLPNA’s Fact Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties has been updated to include this info.)  New Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding…

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Fact Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties

(UPDATE Dec 18, 2018 – All Licensed Practical Nurses must report Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) to the AHS Central AEFI Reporting Line at 1-855-444-2324 (1-855-444-CDCI). The CLPNA’s Fact Sheet: Immunization Regulation Duties has been updated to include this info.)  In November, 2016, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the Public Health Act, aimed…

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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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