Northern Alberta LPNs to run for CLPNA Council

A career-expanding opportunity is opening up for the 1400 Licensed Practical Nurses in northern Alberta to guide the practical nurse profession in the province. The CLPNA Council elections will be held in June 2018 for representatives to the Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray areas. To run, eligible LPNs must have an Active Practice Permit from…

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Best practices for quality nursing documentation: policy

Documentation: A critical component of nursing practice. A complete record of care is required for communication and legal purposes. So, how can LPN’s ensure their documentation contains the essential elements and meets expectations? The updated Practice Policy: Documentation lays out CLPNA’s expectations on Licensed Practical Nurses. It is intended to be flexible enough to allow for variations…

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Safeguarding privacy goal of Mobile Device guideline for LPNs

Beep! Boop! Beep! An increasing number of nurses are using smartphones and tablets on the job to research, store information, or to communicate with other healthcare providers or clients. While beneficial in supporting nursing practice, LPNs need to be aware of the risks involved with using mobile devices at work especially in combination with social…

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Council approves ‘actively engaged’ policy for applicants

The Council of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta recently approved updated criteria for the Registrar to use in assessing whether applicants have been actively engaged in practical nursing. The updated Practice Policy: Registration Requirements: Actively Engaged is meant to help applicants understand the approved criteria and whether this criteria applies to them….

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Speedier, integrated service for Criminal Record Checks required by CLPNA

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses (CLPNA) has partnered with Sterling Talent Solutions to complete Criminal Record Checks through myBackCheck.com. MyBackCheck is a quick and easy to use online service that provides CLPNA applicants with a more cost-effective way of obtaining Criminal Record Checks. Those required to submit a Criminal Record Check only pay a…

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Compassion and Collaboration: Boyle McCauley Health Centre – CARE magazine

DOWNLOAD ISSUE Licensed Practical Nurses at Edmonton’s Boyle McCauley Health Centre balance autonomy and responsibility as they provide multi-faceted care for their vulnerable patients. Located in Edmonton’s inner city, the clinic provides primary medical services to those facing multiple systemic barriers to accessing healthcare. People experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental health issues and other socio-economic obstacles such…

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VIDEO SERIES: Patient and Family-Centred Care

Discover how to partner more effectively with clients and their caregivers with our two-part video series on Patient and Family-Centred Care. In the fall, nearly 500 Licensed Practical Nurses attended these sessions as a live webinar. Now it’s available anytime for your learning. Thank you to Paul Wright, RN BSc.N CNNc, Manager, Calgary Zone Patient Family Centred…

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Study with CLPNA: Elder Abuse Self-Study Course

Elder abuse is a significant public health problem and everybody’s business. Many Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in close contact with older persons in various care settings. This puts Licensed Practical Nurses in a unique position to understand how abuse can be prevented and support those who have been abused or are experiencing abuse. The…

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Bringing the ‘swag’-ger to National Nursing Week, May 7-13, 2018

(UPDATE APR. 13/18 – Due to an overwhelming response, we will not be able to accept any further requests for Special Event Kits. Requests received to date will be filled over the next few weeks.) Paaarty!! National Nursing Week is not only about parties. It’s a sober acknowledgement of the importance of professional nurses and…

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LPNs may now distribute Naloxone Kits in EDs, Urgent Care Centres

Due to the ongoing efforts by the provincial government to combat the opioid crisis and increase access to Take-Home Naloxone (THN) kits, Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses may now distribute THN kits in Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centres without an order from an authorized prescriber if the use of the THN kit is for the…

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