— April 2017 | Vol. 4 Issue #4 —

Volunteer opportunities for non-nurses

Do you know someone who would be a great public member (non-nurse) for our committees? Tell your friends and family we have openings on the:

  • Discipline Committee
  • Inquiry Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Standards of Education Committee 

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Volunteer opportunity for LPNs

Are you looking for a professionally enriching volunteer opportunity? The Registration and Inquiry Committees are looking for LPNs. Find out more about what these committees do, and if they would be a good fit for you.

Did you know? Committee members are reimbursed for out of pocket expenses and provided an honorarium for their time.


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Substance use disorders – can you recognize the signs?

It is estimated that nurses misuse drugs and alcohol at almost the same rate (10% – 15%) as the general population. That means that if you work with 10 nurses, one of them is likely struggling with a substance use disorder.

QUIZ: Which of the following signs might indicate a co-worker is struggling with a substance use disorder?

  1. Increasing isolation from colleagues
  2. Frequent unexplained disappearances from the unit
  3. Frequent reports of ineffective pain relief from assigned patients
  4. Excessive use of sick time

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Discipline Commitee Order

CLPNBC’s Discipline Committee hears and considers cases sent by citation from the Inquiry Committee to a discipline hearing, and makes a determination based on the facts of the case.

From October 31 to November 10, 2016, a panel of the Discipline Committee conducted a hearing into the conduct of Brigitta Pelcz, Registration #44857.

The resulting Order of the Discipline Committee has been published on our website in accordance with CLPNBC's Bylaws and section 39.3(1) of the Health Professions Act.

read the Discipline Committee Order

Call for resolutions — Annual General Meeting

The April 17, 2017 deadline for resolution submissions is almost here. LPNs who wish to present a resolution at this year’s AGM must submit their completed form to CLPNBC by the deadline.

CLPNBC’s next annual general meeting is on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Interested in attending? Register now.

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Jurisprudence 2017 - 3 tips for success

Want to be successful on the Jurisprudence exam?

  • Prepare early! Make sure the computer you plan to use has the latest operating system.
  • Practise! Complete the education module before starting the exam.
  • Pace yourself! Give yourself lots of time so you are not in a rush to complete by October 31.

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Intravenous therapy - Did You Know

Joe is an LPN caring for Mr. Fenwick who is four days post-operative and is vomiting and dehydrated. Mr. Fenwick has KCL infusing through a peripheral intravenous (IV) line. Joe has successfully completed additional education through his employer to change IV bags containing KCL that have been premixed commercially or by a pharmacy.

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