What is CLPNA? And what are they responsible for?
college of licensed practical nurses of Alberta.
The professional regulatory body for LPN’s.
Responsible to govern the profession in a manner that protects and serves the public interest
In 2003 CLPNA was proclaimed under what act?
Proclaimed as a regulated health profession under the health professions act (HPA)
What is the Canada health act (CHA)?
Canada’s federal legislation for publicly funded healthcare insurance
The Act sets out the primary objective of Canadian health care policy, which is…
“ to protect, promote and restore the physical and mental well-being of residents of Canada and to facilitate reasonable access to health services without financial or other barriers”
What is the aim of the CHA?
Ensure all eligible resident of Canada have reasonable access to insured health services on a prepaid basis, without direct charges at the point of such services
What are the five principles of the Canada health act?
Public administration comprehensiveness universality portability accessibility
Who regulates self-governing health professionals?
Health Professions Act (HPA)
What are the three common rules HPA follows?
- Investigate complaints
- Educational standards
- Practice standards
LPN’s are responsible for
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care
What is the Canadian nurses association (CAN) mission?
- Unifying the voices of registered nurses
- strengthening nursing leadership
- promoting nursing excellence and a vibrant profession
- advocating for healthy public policy and quality health system
- serving the public interest
The full scope of practice is best done by considering 3 factors. What are they?
Nurse, client, environment
What is CLPNA’s professional nursing code of ethics?
- Helps professional groups settle questions about practice and behaviour
- Includes responsibility, accountability, and advocacy
What is the purpose of the code of ethics?
Is to describe the standards for ethical practice and conduct expected of the LPN based on the values of the profession.
This provides a framework against which moral and ethical performance may be measured by self and others and applies to nurses in any role
Code of Ethics
CNA’s framework for nursing practice states that nurses must use what form of decision making?
This type of practice refers to the use of evidence in the nurses practice
This type of decision making refers to the use of evidence from research using a variety of methodologies within a framework of clinical judgement
Evidence-informed decision making
What does DARP stand for?
Data, Action, Response, Plan
Describe the components of data in DARP charting
Directly patient information, assessment of the client, pain scale, neuro, temp, etc. Any important positioning, what you saw at the time, what symptoms they stated
Describe the components of Action in DARP charting
What you did (I.e. changed the dressing, present position of a limb, etc.), medication given
Describe the components of response in DARP charting
Response to the care or ongoing care – what they say during the procedure or after. (I.e. relief, more pain)
Describe the components of Plan in DARP charting
What is the next step? What are you going to reassess? More medication? Do you have to call the doctor, etc. be specific