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Everyone loves to come together to learn. But now is not the time, and physically together is not the way.

In support of public safety during COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Education Forum on May 8, 2020 has been cancelled.

The CLPNA is actively working on other methods to share our expert speaker’s presentations and hope to have exciting announcements on this soon.

Many thanks to all those who registered. Refunds will be processed shortly.

And many thanks to our sponsors!

To those wondering about the CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting and the Foundation’s Awards of Excellence presentations, those plans are underway.

Thank you for protecting the public. Stay safe! We will get through this together.

Questions? Contact the CLPNA’s Professional Development team at Ask CLPNAprofdev@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

Dynamic, multi-site Education Forum focused on nurse essentials

There’s something for every nurse at the upcoming Education Forum, a new one-day event in Edmonton and web-broadcast live to Calgary, brought to you by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

Ready for the 2020’s and beyond, the Forum’s expert presentations are immediately usable by all nurses. And interactive technologies will be used by all participants to connect and interact with the content, the speakers, and each other.

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Tickets for the Live Forum in Edmonton is $150 for CLPNA members, $200 for non-members, and $75 for students. All tickets for Calgary’s Live Webcast are only $75. Lunch, coffee and snacks are included. Tickets to CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting are available at no cost. Tickets will be scanned at the door.

Forum Presentations

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Defensive Documentation 

Chris Rokosh, RN, PNC(C), President of Connect Medical Legal Experts   

Draw a straight line from nursing documentation to an improved standard of care. Identify 17 red flags in the medical record. Examine and critique documentation from real medical-legal case studies. Improved patient safety is the goal. Good documentation is the key to your defense!

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Life is Worth Living 

The Kennedy Sisters, Life is Worth Living Foundation Inc.

Callie and Jaclyn Kennedy share the story of losing their sister to suicide and how it has impacted their family. Together, learn how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide and how to help connect someone who is feeling suicidal with the proper resources.

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Healthy Caring: Building Resilience into your Practice 

Michelle O’Rourke, RN MA, Author / Speaker

Caring for others can be physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausting. We will explore perspectives and practices to nourish your heart and mind, including ways to sustain healthy caregiving, build resilience, enhance opportunities for self-reflection and identify ways to create a healthy team environment. Leave with a template for your own personal wellness plan.

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Skin Tears, Pressure Injuries and Moisture Associated Skin Damage: Navigating Care Among the Aging Population

Dr. Kimberly LeBlanc,Academic Chair of the Wound Ostomy Continence Institute and a certified Wound Ostomy and Continence (WOCC(C)) Nurse

The predication, prevention, and management of complete skin issues in the geriatric population. A case-based format will be used to highlight how the latest evidence can be integrated into everyday practice.

A new direction

The Education Forum was developed in response to feedback from LPNs, especially the overwhelming and enthusiastic participation in the CLPNA’s one-day workshops and webinars.

The format is a significant change from the previous annual event, the CLPNA’s AGM & Conference. That 2.5-day gathering was held for nearly 30 years in locations around Alberta and featured an Awards Dinner, Silent Auction, and multiple vendors.

For more info, contact the CLPNA’s Professional Development team at Ask CLPNA, profdev@clpna.com, 780-484-8886 or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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‘Mixing’ it up with new experiences – 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

What else is there to experience from The Alchemy of Professionalism at the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference? More professionals presenting!

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Mixed Elements will be a fast-paced, engaging hour connecting you to info you need to know:

  1. Open minds: A fresh perspective in person centered care – Rachel Beyer, Rebecca Routly and Alyssa Amrit Pannu, Bow Valley College
  2. Sound Body, Sound Mind Project – Friday Block-Lanas, Excel Society
  3. (Dis)connected: How Unseen Links are Putting Us at Risk – Dennis Dymovich, Heart & Stroke
  4. Vaccine Safety is Patient Safety! Provincial AEFI Team – Donna Meyer, Ruth Farley and Karen Bochar, AHS
  5. An Overview of the Effectiveness of Pain Management in Wound Care – Rhellen Parayno, Holy Cross; Bayshore
  6. An Artist Visual Impression Of Alzheimer’s Disease – Debbie Hanson
  7. Empowered Professionalism a Key to Excellence in Nursing – Glenda Tarnowski, College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

Join us May 6-7 in Edmonton for the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference to examine the elements of nursing professionalism, with experts from a regulatory, legal, clinical, research and patient-safety perspective.

Registration from $210. LPNs may be eligible for a $100 educational grant. Over 350 front-line nurses and colleagues, as well as health care decision makers, managers and administrators are expected to attend.

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Tears and motivation expected from ‘Greg’s Story’ film at CLPNA AGM & Conference

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Far from just a presentation, a film screening of ‘Falling through the Cracks: Greg’s Story’ at the upcoming CLPNA AGM & Conference aims to touch the heart of the nurse and ‘trigger a movement’ .

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The 30-minute movie shares the tragic tale of a young Alberta man whose cancer diagnosis and treatment was significantly delayed due to health system gaps. Greg Price ultimately passed away.

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One could read the 92-page Health Quality Council of Alberta report which describes the systemic breaks in Greg’s care. (Their analysis led to 13 recommendations for improvement.) But getting to know Greg personally and seeing ‘first-hand’ what happened makes his situation tragically tangible.

The film’s production was a labour of love for Greg’s family. His father, Dave Price will speak directly to LPNs following the screening bringing their hope that no one else’s loved ones will go through this in future. They’ve held over 100 similar screenings for health workers and students in the last year.

The movie stars Kevin McGarry (from CBC-TV’s Heartland) as Greg. Award-winning Canadian writer/producer Andrew Wreggitt (Flashpoint; Grapes: The Don Cherry Story; North of 60) and director Dean Bennett (Heartland) led the production.

The 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference – The Alchemy of Professionalism – examines the elements of nursing professionalism, with experts from a regulatory, legal, clinical, research and patient-safety perspective.

The Edmonton event runs May 6-7 and registration starts at $210. LPNs may be eligible for a $100 educational grant. Over 350 front-line nurses and colleagues, as well as health care decision makers, managers and administrators are expected to attend.

The annual event is hosted by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.

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Fresh Format, Condensed Program, Lower Fees for 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference

There’s a fresh approach to this year’s annual nursing Conference with new speaker formats and features from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. A condensed program that honours your valuable time and gets to the good stuff quicker. And lower fees for increased accessibility for everyone.

The 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference – The Alchemy of Professionalism – examines the elements of nursing professionalism, with experts from a regulatory, legal, clinical, research and patient-safety perspective.

From Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses to their managers, from health professionals to government, from health regulators to health affiliates, over 350 will attend this year’s event.

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Dress to the nines and prepare to be entertained at the formal Awards Dinner on Monday evening. Four special individuals will be surprised with the honour of the annual LPN Awards of Excellence (nominations are open now!)

Award Nominations

Everyone (it’s open to the public) is invited to hear CEO Linda Stanger share the comprehensive work of the CLPNA for 2018 at the Annual General Meeting. Handed out at the event will be the 2018 Annual Report and latest Strategic Plan / Business Plan.

Top 3 Brilliant Reasons to Nominate Your Colleague for a 2019 Award of Excellence

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1. They define ‘excellence’.

Outstanding, superior, an example of the best. These attributes describe the best in Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) profession and supportive non-LPN health professionals.

2. Their work (and the work of their facility) should be shared with others.

The stories behind the Award Winners are shared in a glamorous, live presentation at the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference, and to 18,000 CARE magazine subscribers across Alberta and Canada.

3. They need to know how much they are appreciated.

Every LPN Award Winner receives a $1000 cash gift, and all winners receive a personalized, engraved crystal award.

AWARDS FOR LPNs, NON-LPNs

Nominations are open for the 2019 LPN Awards of Excellence until February 15, 2019.

Award recipients are honoured by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and the Fredrickson-McGregor Education Foundation for LPNs at the 2019 CLPNA AGM & Conference Awards Dinner on May 6, 2019 in Edmonton.

How to Nominate

Laura Crawford Excellence in Nursing Practice Award (LPN)

For an outstanding Licensed Practical Nurse (nominated by their peers) who consistently demonstrates excellence in practice through exemplary nursing knowledge, skills, attitude and judgement; promoting an atmosphere of teamwork; pride in the profession; and mentoring team members.

Pat Fredrickson Excellence in Leadership Award (LPN)

For an outstanding Licensed Practical Nurse (nominated by their peers) who consistently demonstrates excellence in leadership through their professionalism, advocacy, communication, and passion for the profession.

Rita McGregor Excellence in Nursing Education/Preceptor Award (LPN)

For an outstanding Licensed Practical Nurse (nominated by their peers) who, as a Nursing Educator or a designated Preceptor in a clinical setting, consistently demonstrates excellence in the provision of nursing education in their workplace.

Interprofessional Development Award (non-LPN)

For a non-LPN health care leader (nominated by an LPN) who is instrumental in building quality practice environments.

How to Nominate

How to Nominate

See Nomination Forms for How to Nominate, Nomination Forms, Eligibility Criteria, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Questions?

Contact Foundation Secretariat Marjorie Malenfant at mmalenfant@clpna.com, 780-484-8886, or 1-800-661-5877 (toll free in Alberta).

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LPNs navigate shifting reality, ripple effects, and self-care at 2018 Conference

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More than 330 delegates attended the 2018 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s (CLPNA) AGM & Conference, May 9-11, at the River Cree Resort in Edmonton. The CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting opened the event with highlights from the 2017 Annual Report, and a look forward through the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

This year’s Conference theme of ‘Shifting Reality’ featured an exceptional line-up of keynote speakers addressing relevant and timely issues for LPNs and healthcare partners. Speakers included:

Dr. Greg Wells, University of Toronto with his presentation, The Ripple Effect: Sleep, Think, Eat and Move Better for Exponential Health and Peak Performance.

Marni Panas, Senior Advisor Diversity and Inclusion, Alberta Health Services delivered a moving account of her personal journey as a transgender woman and the need for Improving the Experience for Sexual & Gender Diverse (LGBTQ) People.

Dr. Francesco Mosaico, Medical Director, Boyle McCauley Health Centre, Detective Guy Pilon, Edmonton Police Service, Petra Schulz, Parent Advocate, Founding member of Moms Stop the Harm, and Marliss Taylor, Program Manager, Streetworks participated in the Strategies in a Time of Crisis – Opioids and Harm Reduction panel addressing audience questions through an interactive and engaging discussion.

Certified Image Consultant, Joanne Blake helped attendees take networking skills to a new level with: Connecting at Conference – Conversation to Connect.

Glenda Tarnowski, Director of Professional Practice, ‎College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta closed out the conference with a motivational account of her career, reflecting on moments of challenge and transcendence, and the inspirational learning that directed her personal and professional journey in Worms 25 cents a Dozen! and Empowered Professionalism?

The 2018 Conference was rounded out with engaging concurrent sessions featuring a number of topics from health careers for Indigenous Peoples in rural communities, to care for the aging and those with perceptual deficits, to optimizing the LPN role in homecare, and holistic health.

A Conference app and Facebook Live capture of Friday’s concurrent sessions were added this year, allowing for increased engagement and real-time questions and comments.

Delegates complemented full days of learning with an evening of music, mingling and Mardi- Gras theme at the annual Awards Dinner honouring excellence in the LPN profession. Thursday’s Silent Auction raised almost $6,000 towards LPN education grants, and the popular Exhibitors Reception and tradeshow gave delegates the opportunity to meet and learn more about community partners that contribute to the well-being of Albertans.

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Tickets on sale for 2.5-day nurses event – 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference

Knowledge and networking, fun and friends. The 2018 CLPNA AGM & Conference is ‘Shifting Reality’, aiming to prepare Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurse and associated health professionals for changes impacting healthcare.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2.5 day event on May 9 – 11, 2018 in Edmonton.

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The engaging lineup includes topics such as professional presence, cannabis legalization, LGBTQ awareness, disruptive technologies, opioid crisis, and harm reduction… just to name a few!

There so much to enjoy! Your fanciest outfit and a glass of wine is required for entry into the annual Awards Dinner toasting excellence in the LPN profession. Finding something special for yourself or a loved one has never been more fun or philanthropic. Compete during Thursday’s Silent Auction where funds raised go towards LPN education grants, or discover the unique offerings and connections at dozens of exhibit booths.

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CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting to share LPN goals, progress

The CLPNA’s Annual General Meeting is a chance to engage with the profession’s goals, progress, possibilities, and personnel. President Valerie Paice and CEO Linda Stanger welcome all to the public event on May 9, 2018 in Edmonton.

The work of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta will be described in detail in the 2017 Annual Report scheduled for release that day. The document summarizes the goals achieved in:

  • Education & Competence
  • Registration & Conduct
  • Research & Innovation
  • Engagement & Empowerment
  • Communication & Public Awareness

The areas match the Council’s Strategic Plan, of which a new version will be shared for 2018-2021.

The AGM opens the annual CLPNA Conference, an absorbing and usually sold-out two-day educational and networking event attracting 350+ LPNs and healthcare professionals.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

CLPNA’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, May 9, 2018  |  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort

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  1. Click on Register Now.
  2. On the Conference Registration Form, select the registration category of “Single Day”. (If you wish to attend the Conference as well, you may choose another appropriate registration category.)
  3. Then select “AGM Only” from the panel.
  4. Complete the remaining information.

Completing the registration form will ensure adequate seating and documents are available for all attendees. This event is free and open to the public.

AGM Resolutions may be filed until May 4, 2018. Resolution Forms available by request at info@clpna.com or 780-484-8886.

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