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Interpretive Document: Incapacity Under the HPA

Incapacity is defined as suffering from a physical, mental or emotional condition or disorder or an addiction to alcohol and drugs as defined in the Pharmacy and Drug Act or other chemicals that impair the ability to provide professional services in a safe and competent manner. – Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7, s…

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2017 Annual Report narrates accomplishments, challenges; plus 3-yr Strategic Plan

 Clear communication is necessary when working to share and advance the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s mandate, vision, and mission. The Council protects and serves the public through excellence in Practical Nursing. The 2017 Annual Report and 2018-2021 Strategic Plan is a snapshot of work initiated, in-progress, or completed that support CLPNA’s…

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Outdoor advertising adds impact to 2018 awareness campaign about LPNs

On April 30, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta introduces billboard advertising as part of the Spring/Summer 2018 awareness campaign. Just in time for National Nursing Week (May 7 – 12, 2018), these large-format outdoor ads compliment television and radio spots currently being aired. Featuring profiles of Licensed Practical Nurses, 15 and 30…

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Safeguarding privacy goal of Mobile Device guideline for LPNs

Beep! Boop! Beep! An increasing number of nurses are using smartphones and tablets on the job to research, store information, or to communicate with other healthcare providers or clients. While beneficial in supporting nursing practice, LPNs need to be aware of the risks involved with using mobile devices at work especially in combination with social…

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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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VIDEO SERIES: Patient and Family-Centred Care

Discover how to partner more effectively with clients and their caregivers with our two-part video series on Patient and Family-Centred Care. In the fall, nearly 500 Licensed Practical Nurses attended these sessions as a live webinar. Now it’s available anytime for your learning. Thank you to Paul Wright, RN BSc.N CNNc, Manager, Calgary Zone Patient Family Centred…

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LPNs may now distribute Naloxone Kits in EDs, Urgent Care Centres

Due to the ongoing efforts by the provincial government to combat the opioid crisis and increase access to Take-Home Naloxone (THN) kits, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses may now distribute THN kits in Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres without an order from an authorized prescriber if the use of the THN kit is for the…

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Policy on Professional Responsibility and Accountability defines expectations

Professionalism in nursing practice ensures the consistent provision of safe, ethical and competent care by Licensed Practical Nurses to their clients. The updated Practice Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability discusses key professional responsibilities of LPNs to clarify expectations of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta related to: abandonment of care, fitness to practice, professional…

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Organization changes prepare CLPNA for the future

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has completed a significant organizational change effective January 15, 2018. Download Org Chart Two new Executive Officers will provide leadership over day to day operations of all programs and services. The Practice and Communication portfolio has been split giving increased focus to each critical area. A Senior…

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CLPNA Research Report shares two impactful years

Download Report A report detailing the research of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta highlights the impact this work has had on Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse community over the last two years. The report ‘Advancing Knowledge for the Licensed Practical Nurse Profession: 2015-2017‘ covers a variety of collaborations and independent projects both finished…

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