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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018

CONCURRENT SESSION #1

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
1A. Emerging Reality Stream

An LPN in Guatemala

Ashley Holloway, Bow Valley College

Learning Objectives:
• Increase awareness of the importance of culturally-pertinent care in all aspects of nursing practice.
• Create awareness of the challenging maternal and child health circumstances in Totonicapán, Guatemala.
• Engage Canadian health care professionals in the importance of collaborating with international development organizations to help bring about social change in at-risk populations

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
1A. Emerging Reality Stream

Bringing Health Careers to Indigenous Peoples Rural Communities in Northern Alberta

Harrison Applin PHD RN, Northern Lakes College

Learning Objectives:
• Bringing health careers to Indigenous Peoples who live in rural communities in Northern Alberta and Canada
• Developing strategic and sustainable plan for educating and supplying qualified health careers to indigenous communities

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
1B. Future Reality Stream

“Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean that’s the end of all your interests in life”
– The lived experiences of residents in designated supportive living in Alberta

Sonja Smith, Health Quality Council of Alberta

Learning Objectives:
• Consider how the key elements that contribute to a more positive experience for supportive living residents are relevant to residents/clients in your care setting
• Consider how you can support residents/clients to maintain their independence and sense of self as much as possible in your care setting
• Select three things you can do to enable a more positive experience for your residents/clients

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
1B. Future Reality Stream

Facilitating Resident and Family Engagement in Alberta Continuing Care Sites

Julie-Ann Babiuk, Covenant Health

Learning Objectives:
• Why the project was run (what the need was)
• The key findings from the project (what we found)
• The impact the project is having on the province (what is important going forward)

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
1C. Authentic Reality Stream

How to Assist Clients who Present with Perceptual Deficit

Karin Werther, University of Alberta

Learning Objectives:
• Be able to recognize potential perceptual deficits in your client
• Appreciate how perceptual deficits can impact clients functioning
• ABe aware of strategies used to assist clients with perceptual deficits

 

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
1D. Realities in Seniors Care Stream

Robo Advisors and the Changing Face of Retirement

Jim Yih, Clearpoint Retirement Solutions

Learning Objectives:
• Provide an overview of current and realistic options for a better retirement
• Help attendees understand that a happy and successful retirement is about more than just money
• Build awareness of how new technologies can help individuals save and invest more efficiently

CONCURRENT SESSION #2

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2A. Future Reality Stream I

Optimizing LPN Activity in Home Care: Role, Scope and Opportunities

Sarah Younus, University of Alberta

Learning Objectives:
• Knowledge on the role and scope of the LPN in HC and CM that will be used to support evidenced-based policy and practice decisions
• Understanding direct care provision and case management functions
• Consider policy, practice, education, and research implications

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2A. Future Reality Stream I

Can an LPN Do That? An Easy Tool to Guide Decisions

Leah Adeline Phillips, BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Learning Objectives:
• How to use the CLPNA’s Scope of Practice Decision-Making Tool
• How the CLPNA developed the Scope of Practice Decision-Making Tool
• What research supported the development of the CLPNA Scope of Practice Decision-Making Tool

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2B. Future Reality Stream II

Creating Wellness & Holistic Health

Chloe Kilkenny, Osteoporosis Canada

Learning Objectives:
• Evolving with our Profession – Big box thinking for our versatile LPN skills set
• Prioritizing time for balance – Meditation & movement for health care professionals; scheduling time for wellness
• Active Aging and Workplace Wellness – daily routines, stages of life and wellness practices for trauma and the fast pace of nursing

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2C. Authentic Reality Stream

CANCELLED The Virtual Nurse

Ekes Isibor, Carewest Innovative Healthcare

Learning Objectives:
• How the Licensed Practical Nurse can use modern day technology to provide client-centered and holistic care to clients
• How the Licensed Practical Nurse can provide accurate and useful health information to those who seek information from websites and social media
• Resources that are available for the Licensed Practical Nurse in providing virtual care to clients and how they can be incorporated in day-to-day practice

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2D. Realities in Seniors’ Care Stream

Identification and Management of Suicide Risk in Older Adults

Beth Wilkey, AHS

Learning Objectives:
• Provide LPNs with information about known risk factors for suicide in older adults
• Share relevant resources with LPNs to help guide practice related to suicide prevention for older adults
• Discuss suicide risk assessment tips intended for front front line LPNs.