Category: Research

WEBINAR: “Co-Worker Abuse – What you Need to Know”

How CLPNA’s four new Co-Worker Abuse documents can help Licensed Practical Nurses, managers, and employers to recognize, address and eliminate workplace bullying is the topic of our upcoming webinar. Key topics include: Why nurses are prone to co-worker abuse. Results of CLPNA’s 2013 Co-Worker Abuse Survey of LPNs. Sharing new resources. WEBINAR REGISTRATION: Click below…

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News Release: CLPNA study suggests improvements to patient care within reach

New research suggests role clarification will go a long way to improve collaboration and streamline processes within the nursing family enhancing patient care. The unique study, “Understanding Licensed Practical Nurses Scope of Practice”, has far reaching implications for the health care system in Alberta and across Canada. The study was funded by Alberta Health, commissioned…

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It Takes a Team!

A recent College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta blog post (Let’s Get Some Facts Straight!) generated overwhelming response from our members, and for this we thank you. The passion and commitment within the Licensed Practical Nurse profession is boldly evident, but the ongoing frustration is also evident. Health care is inherently interprofessional. It takes…

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A Collaborative Practice Strategy: Alberta is Ready

Collaborative practice is a goal and focus for change throughout health organizations. Today, work is underway provincially and nationally to integrate interprofessional collaboration strategies into health care education and practice. The new National Interprofessional Competency Framework (CIHC, 2010) provides a launch point for such direction by focusing on role clarification, team functioning, interprofessional conflict resolution,…

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Survey results lead to Social Media usage

The chronic and constant uncertainty surrounding the Alberta heath care system lately is making a complex situation even more uncertain for the public and professionals. In the face of growing doubts about the direction and destination of the Alberta health care system there is a need for clarity and focus. As part of a project…

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KEP Report insufficient for Alberta nursing policy changes

The Knowledge and Education Project (KEP) report was a collaborative effort between the LPNs, RPNs and RNs. It was an interesting qualitative research process comparing the education and knowledge held by all three categories of nurse prior to graduation. It did not deal with actual real-life nursing situations, so there are limitations to it use…

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