— March 2017 | Vol. 4 Issue #3 —

Limits and conditions for administering naloxone

In April 2016, BC’s Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency in response to the opioid overdose crisis. Recently the Ministry of Health approved amendments to the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act – Drug Schedules Regulation to remove naloxone from the drug schedules when used for opioid overdose emergencies in non-hospital settings. To align with these changes, CLPNBC limits and conditions for administering naloxone in non-hospital settings have been relocated in the Scope of Practice for LPNs document.


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AGM & resolutions

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

LPNs who wish to present a resolution at this year’s AGM must submit their resolution to CLPNBC by April 17, 2017.

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Free educational resources on substance use disorder in nursing

Access free resources and self-paced educational courses and learn more about one of the most serious problems facing nursing today.


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Did You Know?
Administering Naloxone

Nina, an LPN, works in a community-based primary health care clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Her client, Sam, has been found non-responsive in the clinic’s washroom. Nina knows Sam has a substance use disorder and suspects an opioid overdose. Nina has completed additional education provided by her employer related to naloxone. She knows LPNs working in non-hospital settings can administer naloxone without an order.

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Jurisprudence 2016 - a success!

Congratulations to the more than 3,000 LPNs who completed Jurisprudence last year! Ninety percent were successful on their first exam. Success on the exam is based on an LPN’s ability to understand and apply CLPNBC’s Standards of Practice Framework.

A psychometric analysis of the 262 questions in our bank concluded CLPNBC has a defensible exam with face validity (it tests what it was meant to test) that we can use for quality assurance and, potentially, other purposes.

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Ready for Jurisprudence 2017?

In April, we will be launching Jurisprudence for 2017. To find out if 2017 is your Jurisprudence year, sign in to your CLPNBC account.

Want to prepare for Jurisprudence now? Check out these resources:


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