October

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it's almost time for renewal

Do you plan to work as an LPN next year? If so, you can renew your practising registration for 2015 as early as November 1. Don't wait! The regular renewal fee is available until December 31.

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did you know? can LPNs give flu shots this fall?

Shirley is an LPN working in a residential care facility with clients who are ventilator dependent. Paul is a 55-year-old who has advanced stage ALS and has been ventilator dependent for a year. Shirley has successfully completed education through a named agency for the care of adults who use ventilators.

LPNs who have successfully completed BCCDC’s online Immunization Course for LPNs can administer influenza and pneumococcal immunizations when there is an RN, NP or MD in the same facility. See CLPNBC’s Scope of Practice for LPNs for further information.

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do you work with HCAs? volunteer opportunity: ASI

CLPNBC’s latest practice standard – Working with Health Care Assistants – completes CLPNBC’s move from practice guidelines to practice standards. Do you understand your responsibilities and accountabilities when working with health care assistants?

Are you an LPN interested in developing test items for the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)? This unique opportunity advances the LPN profession and helps you enhance and share your knowledge, expertise and skills.

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Announcements 

Bylaw Amendments: Part IV: Registration; Sections 1,4, 5, 6, 7, 26, and 68; and Schedule D: Fees

CLPNBC’s Board approved amendments, and filed them with the Ministry of Health on September 18, 2014. For more on these amendments and when they are effective, click here.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to the following for the photos used in this issue:


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