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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

New Alberta government regulations give all health professionals, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations in order to better protect the public. The new Immunization Regulation will be implemented in two stages, the first on December 17, 2018 and the second on January 1, 2021. To guide LPNs in these new expectations on their…

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Fact Sheet: Immunization Regulation

In November, 2016, the Government of Alberta announced changes to the Public Health Act, aimed at increasing immunization rates, improving capacity to manage outbreaks in schools and communities, and increasing the quality of immunization services. To help meet these goals, in October, 2018, the Government of Alberta established the new Immunization Regulation (Alta. Reg. 182/2018). …

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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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