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Trauma-Informed Care for LPNs by ECDSS now on VIDEO

The consequences of trauma are far reaching and can be directly or indirectly linked to mental illness, addictions, chronic disease, suicide, and overall, a failure to thrive. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta recently partnered with Early Childhood Development Support Services to host a professional development webinar focusing on Trauma Informed Care, which is now…

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Research foundational to Evidence Based Practice

  Research is defined as the systematic investigation into the study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. Research is an essential element in the Evidence Based Practice. Professor Dave Sackett first outlined the essential steps for using research evidence to inform the practice of medicine, these being, converting…

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Edmonton, Calgary and northern Alberta election results to CLPNA Council

LPNs voted like never before! More than 2000 ballots were cast in June’s election resulting in one new and three incumbent representatives to CLPNA’s Council for the next term. The Edmonton area chose a new District Representative in May Mejia, LPN. Calgary’s LPNs voted for a second term for Jean Collins, LPN in a race between four…

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Workplace Bullying: Things Need to Change

Many healthcare professionals face workplace bullying and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is eager to bring practical solutions to address this serious issue. To help bring an end to co-worker abuse, the CLPNA partnered with Alberta Health Services and hosted a one-hour webinar on February 22, 2017, which is now a…

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Celebrating LPN Awards of Excellence 2017

Each year, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) celebrates the brightest stars of the Licensed Practical Nurse profession, and the medical professionals that support them with the LPN Awards of Excellence. The winners share a passion for providing their clients with the highest level of care, in addition to being outstanding and supportive…

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Celebrating Aboriginal Days 2017

The CLPNA has partnered  with CFWE Radio to celebrate Aboriginal Days 2017. From June 21-28, 2017, take a moment to enjoy the rockin’ country beats of CFWE and the CLPNA’s ads.  Listen to the Ad    Celebrating Aboriginal Days is a significant part of celebrating Canada’s diversity and the CLPNA is grateful to the aboriginal community…

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Big Success in a Small Setting – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Two Hills Health Centre is home to amazing nurses at all stages of their careers, from new grads to an LPN in her 51st year of practice. Find out why this small community is a hotspot for nursing achievement and opportunity in the Summer 2017 issue of CARE magazine. Also in this issue

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Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has published a Practice Guideline: LPN Role in Bringing a Personal Directive into Effect. LPNs are most likely to become aware of a client’s personal directive when providing nursing care in home care, supportive living or long-term care settings; although, they may see personal directives in all…

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Naloxone Fact Sheet educates on LPN interventions

UPDATE (Feb. 16/18): The following topic has been updated. CLICK HERE for current guidance on this issue. Update (Feb. 16/18) – The following was edited with an updated Fact Sheet. For current information, CLICK HERE.   As deaths and emergency care visits related to fentanyl and other opioid overdoses in Alberta continue to rise, the provincial government…

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