Professional Resources for LPNs

Websites, Documents or Other Professional Resources for LPNs

The Regulated Health Professions Network Act builds on the excellent regulatory systems already in practice. The Act authorizes regulated health professions in Nova Scotia to collaborate, on a voluntary basis, in regulatory processes related to the investigation of complaints, interpretation and/or modification of scopes of practice, and review of registration appeals.

Inter professional Patient Safety Competencies The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to raise awareness and facilitate implementation of ideas and best practices to achieve a transformation in patient safety.   CSPI has developed an inter-professional competency-based framework for patient safety.
Download the Safety Competencies PDF.

Eight Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care The Picker Institute is an independent non profit organization dedicated to advancing the principles of patient-centered care. Click HERE to view The Eight Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care.

National Research Council/Picker Canada  Patient-centered information specific to Canada.

Help Stop Opioid Overdoses The Government of Canada has created a collection of information and services related to problematic use of opioids. The page includes an opioids toolkit and information about Naloxone.

Institute of Safe Medication Practices:  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the US’s non profit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use.

Institute of Safe Medication Practices – Canada:  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)  Canada is an independent national not-for-profit organization committed to the advancement of medication safety in all healthcare settings.

ISMP’s list of High Alert Medications.
ISMP – Canada Safety Bulletins

Professional Development Note: The High Alert medication list may change from time to time, so access it often. LPNs may administer medications on the list via the oral, intramuscular, subcutaneous routes if enabled to do so by employer policy.  Generally, LPNs are not authorized to administer High Alert Medications via the IV route. However, there may be practice contexts and client populations where this activity is supported for individual LPNs working there as long as additional education, support and policy are in place. Employers wishing to explore this should contact a College Professional Practice Consultant at for support.

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