Category: Public

How protecting patients from sexual misconduct impacts LPNs: Webinars & Video

LPNs, do you know how Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients may affect: An LPN’s dating life? Current and future LPN educational requirements? Reporting of sexual misconduct or abuse? Public access to CLPNA disciplinary process? Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are urged to ensure their practice complies with Bill 21 by watching this 20 minute…

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Lessons from Assosa: Practical Nursing in Ethiopia – CARE MAGAZINE

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “Cultural expectations must be set aside when faced with the realities of medical care in a developing county.” In our feature story, ‘Lessons from Assosa: Practical Nursing in Ethiopia’, a licensed practical nurse writes eloquently about her time in Ethiopia: the challenges, the learning and all that she gained from her experience. Discover…

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Bill 21 changes to Public Registry of LPNs and Complaints

With the passing of Bill 21 in November 2018, the Health Professions Act (HPA) was amended to require increased transparency from regulatory colleges in Alberta. These amendments require mandatory publication of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct disciplinary actions. RELATED – Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1 The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of…

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Standards of Practice on Boundary Violations speak to sexual misconduct

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) released new Standards of Practice specific to Bill 21 to address protecting patients from sexual abuse and sexual misconduct as well as other types of boundary violations. Standards of Practice are part of the overall legislative framework that governs the LPN profession in Alberta and provide…

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WEBINAR: Bill 21 – An Act to Protect Patients (Mar 28 or 29)

Starting April 1, Bill 21 introduces new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. The revisions to the Health Professions Act (HPA) define ‘sexual abuse’ and ‘sexual misconduct’ and establish obligations on health professionals and regulatory colleges. RELATED – Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1 A new webinar…

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Protecting Patients from Sexual Misconduct: Bill 21 in effect April 1

In November 2018, the Alberta government passed Bill 21: An Act to Protect Patients which amends the Health Professions Act (HPA) and introduced a number of new requirements that apply to all regulated health professionals in Alberta. Concerning sexual misconduct The purpose of Bill 21 is to better protect patients from sexual abuse and sexual…

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Limits for beginner nurses in Practice Policy: Temporary Registration

As new nurses start practicing in Alberta, public protection is enhanced through supervision requirements and other practice limits while allowing temporary registrants to grow in knowledge and skills. The Practice Policy: Temporary Registration describes these restrictions for new Alberta graduates and internationally educated nurses who have not yet passed the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE)….

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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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