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what are LPN's responsible for?

ultimately responsible and accountable for ensuring their own competence to carry out an activity


what are employers responsible for?

develop policies to explain what LPN's can do in their specific workplace


what is the BCCNP responsible for?

develops standards, limits and conditions, which complement the regulation and further define the LPN scope of practice


what is the government responsible for?

develops the LPN regulation, which provides the foundation of practice for LPN's in BC


Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation

- a regulation under the health profession Act
-provides a foundation for LPN scope of practice, including restricted nursing activities that LPNs can practice with or without order.


criminal records review act

-all registered members of selected governing bodies
-purpose of the act is:
-to protect children from physical and sexual abuse
-protect vulnerable adults from physical, sexual and financial abuse
-in accordance with the implementation schedule set out by the Act, the BCCNP must receive a completed "consent to criminal record & applicable fee for: each applicant applying for initial registration, and for all registrants every 5 years


freedom of information and protection of privacy act (FOIPPA)

-BCCNP maintains a strict records-access policy to maintain the security and confidential of all information
-the philosophy governing access to registrant records is that BCCNP will release all records except when the provisions of the act protect the record, or any part of the record.
-all records related to schools, staff or registrants are considered personal records. As a result, they are protected through security and confidentiality mechanisms, as well as adherence to the provisions of the act.


LPN professional standards

individual responsibility and accountability


professional standards: practice 1 responsibility and accountability

the LPN maintains standards of nursing practice and professional conduct established by CLPNBC.
1. Maintains current registration
2. Maintains own competence to practice
3. maintains own physical, psychological and emotional fitness to practice
4. practices within own level of competence, employer policies, the LPN scope of practice and all relevant legislation.
5. is accountable and responsible for own nursing decisions, actions and professional conduct.
6. seeks guidance and direction as required
7. takes actions to promote safe, competent and ethical care for clients
8. advocates for/helps to develop policies and procedures consistent with CLPNBC standards of practice
9. understands the role of CLPNBC and its relationship to owns one practice


requisite skills and abilities

behavioural ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner
-admit to making mistakes
-engage in self reflection


entry to practice competencies

-LPN engage in self reflection and continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence


the art of reflection

- a listening response that focuses on the emotional implications of a message (nurse-client relationship)
-also "looking back" on our actions, decisions, thoughts and perceptions (introspective and valuable)
-helps examine ways that the nurse gathers and analyzes data, makes decisions and determines effectiveness of interventions


reflective cycle

select incident to review --- how did you feel? --- did this effect the outcome? ---- if yes, how? ---- what would you do differently? --- your action plan ---


levels of reflection

remember: what did I accomplish?
understand: what is important about what I did?
apply: where could I use this again?
analyze: are there patterns in what I did?
evaluate: how well did I do? What could I do differently?
extend: how can I use this in the future?


self care requisites

the LPN must be able to respond appropriately in situations that are stressful or involve contact. must be able to set priorities and organize actions in an environment with multiple demands


self care entry to practice competencies

LPNs are accountable and responsible for accessing their individual fitness to practice.
-strategies need to be implemented to reduce stress and burnout.
-nurses need to be able to protect their own health as well as others.

belief in internal locus of control ----- create achievable goals ----- maintain positive mood (continuous cycle)


practice standard: use of LPN title

-the nurses (LPN) regulation authorizes BCCNP registrants to use a reserved title to show that they have met BCCNP's registration requirements. BCCNP bylaws establish classes of registrants. only those individuals who have met BCCNP's requirements for registration can use a protected title
-when BCCNP grants registration to LPN's it entitles them to practice nursing in BC
- BCCNP's public registry enables the public to verify an individuals registrations status
-LPN's may also use the title "nurse" or "practical nurse; however, using "LPN" most accurately reflects your practices


Canadian Nurses Association

the principle and framework for interdisciplinary collaboration in primary health care