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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Policy on Professional Responsibility and Accountability defines expectations

Professionalism in nursing practice ensures the consistent provision of safe, ethical and competent care by Licensed Practical Nurses to their clients. The updated Practice Policy: Professional Responsibility and Accountability discusses key professional responsibilities of LPNs to clarify expectations of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta related to: abandonment of care, fitness to practice, professional…

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Organization changes prepare CLPNA for the future

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta has completed a significant organizational change effective January 15, 2018. Download Org Chart Two new Executive Officers will provide leadership over day to day operations of all programs and services. The Practice and Communication portfolio has been split giving increased focus to each critical area. A Senior…

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CLPNA Research Report shares two impactful years

Download Report A report detailing the research of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta highlights the impact this work has had on Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse community over the last two years. The report ‘Advancing Knowledge for the Licensed Practical Nurse Profession: 2015-2017‘ covers a variety of collaborations and independent projects both finished…

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Study with CLPNA: Relational Practice Self-Study Course

Self-awareness, partnership, relationship building, communication – What do these words mean to you? Relational practice is the current term for what nursing usually refers to as interpersonal communication skills, but encompasses so much more! It’s a means of building and sustaining health promoting relationships with clients, families, colleagues and others. It is very client-focused and…

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Study with CLPNA: Infusion Therapy Self-Study Course

Infusion therapy is an efficient way to deliver all aspects of fluid and medication by “intravenous” application. Besides the many benefits, there are inherent risks that must be considered. Licensed Practical Nurses have a responsibility to keep current in their knowledge and competent in all areas of their professional practice through continuing education. Safe practice…

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