Conduct & Responsibility: What is a complaint?

Over 200 LPNs or about 1% of the CLPNA’s membership experienced a formal complaint of unprofessional conduct in 2018. With so few experiencing these allegations, many may wonder about the disciplinary process. What is a complaint, and who can make one? What standards are LPNs held to? And what’s the responsibility of the CLPNA in…

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The CLPNA’s 7th Annual Think Tank – Empowering the Health System for Excellence

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is pleased to host the 7th Annual Think Tank on October 3 in Edmonton. “Planning for the Future: Empowering the Health System for Excellence” features local, national and international experts speaking on leading edge changes and initiatives to transform our health system to achieve…

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Hearing Notice: Bailey-Jane Petrov #36512

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Hearing Notice: Harjit Guraya #29131

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Hearing Notice: Lisa Manton #29533

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is responsible under the Health Professions Act for protecting the public from unethical, unskilled, and unsafe nursing practice. Under this authority, some complaints of unprofessional conduct result in a formal Hearing before a Hearing Tribunal, consisting of LPNs appointed by Council and public members appointed by government….

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Young… at Heart: Nursing at Alberta’s Children’s Hospital – CARE Magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE “One of the awesome things about working here is just how resilient kids are in the face of adversity. There are still smiles here.” In our feature story, ‘Young… at Heart: Nursing at ACH’, Licensed Practical Nurses working at Alberta Children’s Hospital work as a team to build trust, and reduce pain and…

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Interactive Council Election results for Red Deer, Lethbridge

A new voting system processed the results of the CLPNA Council Elections in June with hundreds of participants. See the interactive results by clicking on the graphic below. Congratulations to Ashley Cesar, LPN, on becoming the new Council representative for Lethbridge and area in District 1. The District 3 incumbent, Kurtis Kooiker, LPN, is headed…

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WEBINAR: AESTHETIC NURSING – REGULATORY MATTERS (Aug 20 or 29, Nov 7 or 21)

Aesthetic nursing is the provision of specialized procedures for the purpose of cosmetic treatment such as, but not limited to, dermal fillers, collagen stimulators, lipolysis and neuromodulators. This area of practice is constantly evolving and could include more procedures. The upcoming webinar, Aesthetic Nursing – Regulatory Matters, will give a brief overview of nurses’ professional…

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Maintaining Professional Boundaries between nurse and patient: Practice Guideline

Licensed Practical Nurses hold an inherent position of power and influence over patients while providing nursing care. Professional boundaries allow for safe spaces between a nurse’s position of power and a patient’s vulnerability. Maintaining professional boundaries is a foundational part of nursing practice and key characteristic of a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship that is built on…

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MASTERING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING IN 3-PART VIDEO SERIES

If you suddenly couldn’t speak for yourself, who would make medical decisions on your behalf? As a nurse, understanding Advance Care Planning and Personal Directives, and how to use Goals of Care Directives and the Green Sleeve documents are important to providing quality care to your clients. They are also important personally. Master these topics…

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