At the LPNABC AGM on April 26th, membership voted to amend the bylaws to add a new position to the Board of Directors, Indigenous Councillor. This Councillor will serve as a voice for Indigenous LPNs in B.C. and supports the desire of the LPNABC to develop strong Indigenous nursing leadership in response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Report. The Indigenous Councillor will first serve on the Board of the LPNABC, and will then become a Councillor sitting on the LPN Council.
The Canadian Association of Entersotomal Therapy (CAET) is extending an invitation to Practical Nurses to learn about the latest best practice in Wound, Ostomy and Continence care!
The “37th National CAET Conference” – “Turn Knowledge into Action”, will take place on May 3-6th, 2018th in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia – at the Victoria Conference Centre. They have designed this education program not only for Entersotomal Therapy Nurses, but for all nurses and or healthcare professionals caring for people with wound, ostomy and or continence issues.
The objectives are to:
- Engage new networks to share best practices in wound, ostomy and continence care and learn from hospital to community-based initiatives;
- Apply an enhanced understanding of culturally competent care and the role of traditional health and healing practices in Indigenous communities;
- Strengthen research interpretation and development;
- Demonstrate the links between ET Nurses and other healthcare professionals to identify strategies for integrated responses;
- Discuss the implementation of International Best Practice Guidelines for incontinent associated dermatitis;
- Develop an increased awareness of unique needs in the Canadian healthcare system such as the appreciation of diversity and needs of transgendered people; and
- Apply new knowledge and skills in compression, conservative sharp wound debridement and advanced negative pressure wound therapy through hands on workshops.
Please register today at www.caet.ca and click on conference and then delegate Registration.
Advanced Nursing Foot Care Intensive
March 12-17, 2018
- Intensive 6-day course is designed to provide RNs, RPNs, LPNs and NPs with the principles, knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a Foot Care Nurse(FCN).
- Benefit from a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals.
- Daily clinical experience with actual foot care clients.
- Follow Best Practice Guidelines and evidence-based practice.
- Instrument management and sterilization protocols.