Category: Research

Evidence Based Practice Education Series: Battling Dr. Google (VIDEOS)

This 3-part video series introduces evidence based practice and teaches you to evaluate and incorporate research into your nursing. Recorded from their live webinar presentations, Dr. Leah Philips, Director of Research at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, and Melanie Neumeier, Assistant Professor at MacEwan University, answer:

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Battling Dr. Google and Nurse Jackie: Evidence Based Practice Webinar Series

Have you ever come across an issue in practice and didn’t know what to do? Do you ever wonder if there is a better nursing practice? Have clients ever brought you information from the internet and asked your opinion? Then these webinars are for you! Dr. Leah Philips, Director of Research at the College of…

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“Blood Relations”: Calgary hematology clinic – CARE Magazine

Calgary South Health Campus Hematology Clinic reaps the benefits of one Licensed Practical Nurse’s initiative to do more for patients and staff in the cover story of CARE magazine’s Spring issue. More stories: Research: Exercise programs for persons with dementia. Legal Issues: Dealing with medication errors Profile: From childhood cancer to pediatric nursing. Highlights from…

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Career: Director of Research & Policy Development

UPDATED: This job posting is CLOSED. Thank you for your interest. A unique position has opened at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA), Director of Research and Policy Development. Under the leadership of the Executive Director/Registrar, the Director of Research and Policy Development will be responsible and accountable for the overall architecture…

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Co-Worker Abuse: Strategies and Resources

Since releasing the Co-Worker Abuse practice guideline and supportive documents in December, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) has implemented numerous strategies related to raising awareness on the topic. READ – CLPNA’s Co-Worker Abuse documents To Members Webinars, on-site and telehealth presentations, a series of CARE magazine articles. Approval of a joint…

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LPNs flourish in Public Health; Healthcare myths busted! – CARE Magazine

To find the fullest role in public health for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses, look north to Fort McMurray! Explore this feature story and so much more in the Spring issue of CARE Magazine. Are international medical graduates the solution to the doctor shortage in underserviced areas? Canadian health care myths are challenged by evidence in…

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Next 15-20 years in Alberta nursing forecast in Think Tank report

“Population growth, an increasingly diverse cultural mix, more people aged 65 and older, and a greater burden of chronic disease, mental illness and dementia are all going to drive changes in the health system and how and by whom services are provided.” That’s what the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta heard from industry…

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Nursing Staff Mix statement from Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators, Canadian Nurses Association

Three Canadian nursing associations are encouraging healthcare facilities to utilize their resource “Staff Mix Decision-making Framework for Quality Nursing Care” to create the best, safe staff mix for all clinical practice settings. A joint position statement supporting the framework was recently released by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators…

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Workplace bullying common, not acceptable, says CLPNA

“A significant proportion of abuse experienced by nurses comes from their own nursing colleagues in the work setting,” states the new Practice Guideline “Addressing Co-Worker Abuse in the Workplace” from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Recognizing, addressing and eliminating workplace bullying is one of the goals of four related new CLPNA…

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