- June 2016 | Vol. 3 Issue #6 -

4 reasons to join the CLPNBC Board

You are an LPN who is:

✔ Ready to work alongside the public and LPNs across BC to protect the public
✔ From District 1, 2, 4 or 5
✔ Ready to contribute to LPN self-regulation
✔ Eager for leadership/professional development

If this sounds like you – or someone you know – get your nominations in by June 24 to be part of the elections to join our dynamic Board in its mission to build excellence in LPN regulation!

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Can LPNs participate in medical assistance in dying?

Participating in medical assistance in dying could put LPNs at risk, legally and professionally. Until legislation is in place, CLPNBC recommends LPNs avoid discussing medical assistance in dying with clients or their families and instead refer their clients to a physician.

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Join us for the CLPNBC Annual General Meeting!

The AGM is an opportunity for you and the public to learn about CLPNBC business. It’s free to attend. If you’re interested, be sure to pre-register before June 6!

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Did You Know?
Oxygen Administration

Shelley is an LPN working on an in-patient surgical unit. Shortly after surgery, Mrs. Strom, a healthy 80-year-old patient, returns to the floor. Shelley observes that Mrs. Strom is drowsy and her oxygen saturation is 82%.

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Jurisprudence update

Since April 2016, more than 10% of registrants scheduled this year have completed the exam. So, what are LPNs saying about the Jurisprudence exam?

  • “Take your time. Don’t be in a rush!”
  • “Even though I was nervous about taking an exam, completing it gave me the opportunity to feel confident as an LPN in practice.”

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Tell us what you think

CLPNBC would like your feedback on the draft Jurisprudence resource, A Personal Inventory – Potential Risks & Supports for LPN Practice. This new resource may help you identify and reflect on your personal risks and risks in your practice environment that may affect your ability to practise safely, competently and ethically. The more feedback you give us, the more helpful this resource will be for you and your colleagues.

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