Category: Videos

Research to improve seniors’ lives supported by CLPNA, CTV reports

“Quality of care is now getting the attention it deserves.” – Dr. Sienna Caspar It’s Seniors’ Week! Did you know the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta supports high-quality research vital to the care of seniors? The CLPNA’s partner, Dr. Sienna Caspar of the University of Lethbridge, was recently interviewed on CTV News about…

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Sneak Peek: Making History during the Year of the Nurse

The researchers, writers, and illustrators have put down their pens, and a unique history of practical nursing in Alberta is soon going to press. It seems fitting for during the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife to acknowledge the regulatory growth of the LPN profession. ‘A Special History of LPNs’ edition of the…

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Video: Respectful Workplaces

 Everyone wants to work in an environment where people feel safe, healthy and valued – a respectful workplace. Building a respectful workplace starts with building healthy working relationships – one conversation, one interaction at a time. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) partners with Veronica De Freitas and Tara Foster from Alberta…

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National Nursing Week meets the WHO’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife

 Looking back, it seems the World Health Organization had a crystal ball when they chose 2020 to be the international Year of the Nurse and Midwife. There are more nurses in the world than any other health professional and they are profoundly affected by the current pandemic. While Canadians stay in, LPNs and other…

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2020 Awards of Excellence Nominees

In every profession, there are those who stand out, who shine brighter. They work hard to lead better, learn more to teach clearer, care more to serve broader. Every year, the Awards of Excellence honour the stars among Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses and those healthcare leaders who support the practical nurse profession. In 2020, the…

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Video: Professional Boundaries

Professional boundaries allow for safe space between a nurse’s position of power and a patient’s vulnerability. Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational part of nursing practice and a key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship built on trust, respect and compassion. While providing nursing care, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) hold an inherent position of power…

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Challenging Unconscious Bias to Benefit Caregiving: Video

 “Because our unconscious biases are so hidden from ourselves, it takes some work to disrupt them, but it can be done through active reflection and practicing inclusive behaviors. Doing this work benefits us, the people around us, and our patients.” Are you biased? Well, I am. And you are, too. We’re all biased. In…

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Video: Falls and Fall-Related Injury & Prevention

Among seniors in Alberta, falls are the leading cause of injury.  Between 20-30% of seniors will fall at least once per year. A fall can have a significant impact on the lifestyle and independence of a patient or older adult. In this video presentation on Falls and Fall-Related Injury and Prevention, the College of Licensed…

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Overview of 2020 LPN Regulation Amendments: Video

 (UPDATED MARCH 26, 2020 – Posted a new video with current information.) Changes affecting Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses are coming in 2020 as a result of amendments to the Licensed Practical Nurses Profession Regulation. RELATED – Regulation Change for Licensed Practical Nurses Enhances Continuity of Care for Albertans The amended regulation, announced on October…

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Immunization Regulation for all LPNs, including reporting: Video

Alberta government regulations introduced in December 2018 gave all health professionals in Alberta, including Licensed Practical Nurses, additional responsibilities regarding immunizations to better protect the public. Learn what changed for all LPNs in this video from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. This information is important for all LPNs, not just those who hold…

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