Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
Meet Our New Executive Director & Practice Consultant Nominations to The SALPN Council Online License Renewal 2014: 100% Online SALPN Awards Annual Licensure Audit
HAND in HAND
MAMAWETAN CHURCHILL RIVER
ZONE 2 NORTH
PRINCE ALBERT PARKLAND
KELSEY TRAIL Prince Albert Melfort
ZONE 3 SASKATOON CITY
ZONE 5 EAST
ZONE 1 WEST
ZONE 4 REGINA CITY
Regina Swift Current
SALPN Council Council Members President Rachel Kennedy, LPN President Elect Pauline Mason, LPN
Members at Large
SALPN Staff FIVE HILLS
Public Representatives Don Robinson Sharon Clarke Bonnie Hartman
Zone 1, West Wrangler Hamm, LPN
Lynsay Donald, LPN
Zone 2, North Karen Disiewich, LPN
Zone 3, Saskatoon City Gwen Coburn, LPN Zone 4, Regina City Nancy Hanson, LPN Zone 5, East Janice Wagner, LPN
700A - 4400 4th Ave Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 0H8 Telephone: (306) 525-1436 (888) 257-2576
Executive Director Lynsay Donald, LPN Registrar Cara Brewster, LPN Assistant Registrar Bonnie Downes Practice Consultant Jennifer Duesterbeck, LPN Communications Consultant Travis Pool Investigator Della Bartzen, LPN Office Manager Adele Gangl Administrative Assistant Stephanie Kavas
SALPN Executive Director
SALPN Practice Consultant
The SALPN is pleased to introduce the new Executive Director, Lynsay Donald, effective January 1, 2013.
The SALPN is pleased to introduce its newest member Jennifer Duesterbeck, Practice Consultant.
Lynsay brings strong leadership skills, a wealth of knowledge and an abundance of enthusiasm to her new role. Lynsay has been with the SALPN since 2009 working as a Practice Consultant. She is well respected among her peers both provincially and nationally.
Jennifer holds a Diploma in Practical Nursing and has experience in both Rural and Urban nursing with her main focus in the Emergency Room setting. Jennifer is a strong leader, a proven mentor and is an enthusiastic addition to the SALPN team. Please join us in welcoming Jennifer to the SALPN!
Continuing Education Reminder
The SALPN has been working hard to redevelop the website to make navigation easier for members, stakeholders, public and all other visitors. The new design has a clean, fresh look with many new features.
All SALPN members who have renewed their annual license in the Practicing category hold that status for the entire year, regardless if they practiced for the full 12 months or not. This means that all members who renewed as Practicing must collect 5 Continuing Education Points (CEPs) to remain eligible for licensure even if they went on leave during the year such as; Maternity/Paternity, Disability or Illness.
Here are some of the new key features Search Bar Enter a keyword related to what you are searching for. The website will generate results. Mega Menu This mega menu makes navigation clean and easy within the site. Most Visited Want to know what sections are visited the most on our website? This is where you will find out more. Look & Layout The previous website has been completely redesigned. The layout, functionality and increased possibilities open up what the future has in store. Enjoy!
SALPN members who have obtained initial licensure or have changed their status from Non-Practicing to Practicing during the year (not at renewal time) must collect CEPs according to the pro-rated guidelines set by the SALPN Council. CEPs are collected annually during Dec. 1st â€“ Nov. 30th to ensure completion for the SALPN licensure renewal deadline. The onus is on the individual LPN to ensure compliance with this licensure requirement.
SALPN Awards Here is your chance to recognize your peers and celebrate the achievements of Licensed Practical Nurses from across the province. The SALPN Awards and Recognition Committee is asking for nominations for four awards: • LPN of Distinction • Lifetime Achievement
• Mentorship • Honorary Membership
Do you have someone you would like to nominate for one or more of these awards? Please visit the SALPN website at salpn.com (Awards) for more information about each of these Awards and application forms. You can also contact the SALPN office at (888) 257-2576 or email email@example.com All Award Applications must be received at the SALPN office by February 15, 2013
Call for Resolutions Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses Call for Resolutions 2013 Annual General Meeting 1. Submission of Resolutions The SALPN Executive Director must receive all resolutions for presentation at the Annual General Meeting before February 15, 2013. This allows sufficient time for review of the Resolutions and for publicizing them to chapters and individual members through the Annual Report. 2. Procedure at Annual Meeting
A “Greener” Hand in Hand
In compliance with the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000, Section 28(1) the procedures at all meetings of the Association and of the Council shall be governed by the procedures contained in Appendix B and in most cases not provided for, by the Rules set out in Procedures for Meetings and Organizations, third edition, M. Kay Kerr and Hubert W. King, (Toronto, Canada: Carswell, 1996.) Each resolution is read aloud from the Chair and the name of the member who submitted the resolution is stated. The Chair will then call for a mover and a seconder for the proposed resolution. The person moving the resolution will also be called upon to speak to it.
If you would like to receive your copy of the Hand in Hand Newsletter electronically, please nofity Travis Pool via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A BIG Thank You... to those of you who renewed your 2013 license online! In total, there were 1,903 members that utilized the online renewal option. Some benefits of renewing online are that it is environmentally friendly and you instantly know the status of your impending license. Congratulations to the winners of the SALPN Online Renewal Contest....
Charlene Thoresen Winner of the Apple iPad
Dorothy Baum Herauf
Winner of the SALPN AGM & Education Conference & Accommodations for 2 Package
2014 Renewal Will Be 100% Online With the success of online renewal and a mission to be environmentally friendly, the SALPN Council and Staff would like to announce 100% online renewal for 2014. All LPNs in the province of Saskatchewan have access to the use of a computer whether it is in the home, workplace, public library or through friends and family members. Online renewal provides a more efficient means of renewing your annual license and provides an immediate update to your licensure status for the upcoming licensure year. If you have not done so already, please provide the SALPN with your current email address. The SALPN is also pleased to offer the ability for its members to take advantage of a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan (PPP). This plan would enable the SALPN members to pay their annual licensure fees by means of monthly withdrawals from their banking institution. For further information on the PPP, please visit the SALPN website at www.salpn.com.
Annual Licensure Audit Each year the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) conducts Licensure Audits of its membership. The purpose of the annual licensure audit is to verify the information provided by the SALPN members each year on renewal such as; Continuing Education Points and Actual Hours of Work. Beginning in 2013, the SALPN will also audit their members for Criminal Record Checks (CRCs) based on the information offered on renewal. Members that are audited for a CRC will be reimbursed the cost of a â€œsatisfactoryâ€? check, provided the original receipt of payment is supplied. The annual licensure audit will begin in February 2013, please watch for it in your mailbox!
Meg Soper Professional speaker and comedienne Meg Soper is recognized as one of the premiere motivators in Canada. She combines her remarkable sense of humour with her unique perspective of life to captivate her audience and provide them with a presentation filled with inspiration and entertainment. Meg has appeared as a keynote speaker and feature performer at conventions and corporate functions across North America and internationally. She has shared the stage with such celebrities as Ray Romano and Ellen Degeneres. With over 28 years experience in the health care industry and as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room, she understands how your attitude affects those around you at home and in the workplace environment. Meg is co-author of the book, “From the Stage to the Page - Life Lessons from Four Funny Ladies”. She has appeared on the CBC Television Network, Women’s Television Network and Prime TV, as well as being featured in many radio programs and comedy festivals. Meg has a tremendous ability to connect with her audience and take every event to a higher level.
Laura Archer Over the past twelve years, Laura Archer has viewed her role as a nurse in non-conventional ways. Upon graduating from the University of Prince Edward Island’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 2001, she promptly set about augmenting her education through certifications in highly specialized areas, including advanced training in emergency and intensive care, tropical medicine and community-based health promotion. Her first foray into nursing in Los Angeles saw Laura working in the emergency room at one of the city’s busiest hospitals. Subsequent experiences in California over the next several years included stints on the transplant and critical care wards, as well as time acting as preceptor to nursing students at UCSF in San Francisco. Laura’s overseas experiences with Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) over the past seven years include the development and delivery of malnutrition programs for vulnerable populations in remote areas, mass vaccination campaigns, low-resource emergency medicine, fulfilling the role of Medical Coordinator and assessing population medical needs in a variety of both remote and war-torn regions of Africa. Though Laura has taken every opportunity to expand the role of a nurse in non-traditional ways, she maintains the perspective that the most important role a nurse plays is to be compassionate and competent, despite the surroundings. While she continues to believe in the transformational power of nursing and stays both active and current in the nursing domain, Laura has transitioned her own career and is rapidly gaining a reputation as a professional artist. Working full-time from her studio in Ottawa, she depicts the lives of the people she meets overseas in the belief that true compassion comes from recognizing that everyone has a story that matters and deserves to be heard.
Nominations to The SALPN Council
How do you determine which zone you are in? Your electoral zone is based on your principal place of employment, not your place of residence.
Zones 1, 3 and 5 are defined as follows:
Zone 1 – West
All health agencies within the Heartland, Cypress and Five Hills Health Authorities
MAMAWETAN CHURCHILL RIVER
Zone 3 - Saskatoon
All health agencies within the Saskatoon city limits
ZONE 2 NORTH
Zone 5 – East
All health agencies within the Saskatoon, Sunrise, Regina Qu’Appelle and Sun Country Health Authorities except Regina and Saskatoon cities PRAIRIE NORTH
You can also contact the SALPN office at (888) 257-2576 or email@example.com. Applications must be received at the SALPN office by February 8, 2013 at 4:00 PM
PRINCE ALBERT PARKLAND
KELSEY TRAIL Prince Albert Melfort
ZONE 3 SASKATOON CITY
ZONE 5 EAST
ZONE 1 WEST
ZONE 4 REGINA CITY
Regina Swift Current
FIVE HILLS CYPRESS Weyburn
SUN COUNTRY Estevan
WINTER/SPRING 2013 WORKSHOPS COMING TO
ANXIETY - Practical Intervention Strategies
Saskatoon: February 21, 2013; Regina: February 27, 2013
Helping Communities and Organizations with Issues of Crisis and Trauma
Participants of this workshop will explore the natural purpose of anxiety and how it can become ‘disordered,’ including the link with panic, depression, trauma and other health concerns. The main focus of this training will be to learn practical and accessible strategies to assist both adults and children in reducing anxiety.
DEPRESSION - Practical Intervention Strategies Saskatoon: February 22, 2013; Regina: February 28, 2013
This workshop introduces participants to a variety of effective strategies that can be used to help an individual who is struggling with depression make positive changes. Participants will learn practical strategies to help engage the depressed person on two levels: changing the negative relationship within oneself and changing interpersonal dynamics that perpetuate depression.
DE-ESCALATING POTENTIALLY VIOLENT SITUATIONS™ Regina: March 19, 2013; Saskatoon: March 21, 2013
This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self- assessment of personal styles. TRAIN-THE-TRAINER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR
DE-ESCALATING POTENTIALLY VIOLENT SITUATIONS™ Winnipeg: June 12-14, 2013 Due to the high demand for this workshop and its relevance to many workplaces, CTRI offers a trainthe-trainer program for our De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™ workshop. Training an internal trainer to deliver this workshop both enhances organization know-how and saves costs at the same time. Please visit our website for more information
CRISIS RESPONSE PLANNING
Regina: March 20, 2013; Saskatoon: March 22, 2013
The impact of critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.) requires schools, communities and organizations to be prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This training will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident.
VIOLENCE THREAT ASSESSMENT- Planning and Response Saskatoon: April 17, 2013; Regina: April 24, 2013
This workshop provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become more effective in their management of threats. Participants will learn strategies to help them identify, assess and manage individuals who may be escalating towards violence.
TRAUMA - Strategies fpr Resolving the Impact of Post Traumatic Stress Saskatoon: April 18-19, 2013; Regina: April 25-26, 2013
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The impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma impacts a person through the brain and nervous system and how it can result in longer term symptoms at physical, psychological and emotional levels. A framework is presented to inform helpers for assisting people to work toward regulating and resolving the impact of trauma. Key strategies and principles are explored that apply to a diverse range of impacts in children, adolescents and adults.
SELF-INJURY BEHAVIOUR IN YOUTH - Issues and Strategies Saskatoon: May 13-14, 2013; Regina: May 15-16, 2013
This workshop will begin with a general overview to assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. The content will then focus on practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this complex issue.
DISORDERED EATING - From Image to Illness Saskatoon: May 15, 2013
Disordered eating can range from problematic tendencies such as excessive dieting to a mental health diagnosis such as anorexia or bulimia. Beginning with a general overview, this workshop will examine symptoms, contributing factors and the experience of living with an eating disorder. Participants will also explore practical strategies for supporting individuals struggling with disordered eating.
COUNSELLING SKILLS - An Introduction and Overview Saskatoon: June 12-14, 2013; Regina: June 19-21, 2013
The workshop provides an opportunity to acquire basic communication skills and practical strategies to help people. Participants will learn about the process of counselling and using a problem-solving model, how to work with clients to identify issues and implement plans and activities to address areas of concern.
Become Happier & More Productive At Work! According to a new survey, happy employees are productive employees. In fact, compared to people who reported feeling “stuck” in their jobs, researchers found that the happiest workers were twice as productive, stayed five times longer in their jobs and were 10 times less likely to call in sick! That’s a big deal when you consider that today’s employees say they only spend 78% of their time at work actually working! Meaning that in a typical five-day workweek, companies are losing an entire day’s worth of productivity, because workers don’t feel happy and engaged in their job. So, how can we be happier and - as a result - more productive at work? Experts have identified four key factors that workers and bosses should focus on: Have realistic goals. That means having deadlines for projects, and knowing the steps to take to get there. But it also means allowing workers to give feedback, in case there are problems meeting those goals. Because research shows that without feedback – like when a boss says “do this, or else” – workers are twice as likely to be unproductive.
Feel like you’re making a difference. Statistics show that today’s workers will leave their company within two years if they don’t believe that their job is worthwhile! In other words, workers will feel happier knowing they’re doing something that contributes to society as a whole – not just to company profits. Bosses need to be fair. It makes sense that when decisions at work feel fair, more work gets done. Experts say it’s because when bosses hand out projects, promotions, or bonuses in an unfair way, people look for other ways to make up for what they feel is missing. Which is usually when workers slack off, equipment gets broken, and supplies start to go missing! Confidence. Researchers say there’s a direct link between how confident workers feel, and how productive they are. And the best way bosses can help boost confidence is to let employees take responsibility for their work. So, stand back and let workers prioritize tasks, and encourage them to do what they’re good at. Source: tesh.com
What Older Workers Can Learn From Millennials
If you were born after 1981, you get a bad rap in the working world because so-called “millennial” workers are perceived as “entitled” and “uncommitted” to hard work. But in today’s economy, many experts now say that older workers can learn a lot from younger millennials! Here are some examples: Expect to switch careers. Because unlike in previous generations, stable jobs are no longer guaranteed. In fact, today the average person will have more than 10 jobs – in at least five different careers – in their lifetime! Millennials have that flexible mindset, so they’re prepared to change jobs at any moment.
Focus on the experience, not the job. Surveys show that millennials have zero interest in sticking with one job and desperately trying to climb the ladder. Most say they’d rather have many different jobs, so they can gain more work experiences. Why? Because millennials know that today’s employers value skills more than loyalty. So, younger workers are willing to work diverse jobs – or take a bunch of classes – so they can develop more skills, and make themselves as hire-able as possible. Millennials want to make a difference with their careers – not just make money. Surveys show that millennials want to work for companies that serve society in some way. And while that’s not always an option, workplace expert Neil Howe says millennials are generally optimistic, and they believe they’ll eventually find the job they’re looking for. And if not, 75% of millennials say they’re prepared to work for themselves someday
Registration Form Date April 16-17, 2013 Annual Meeting Queensbury Convention Center | Evraz Place Banquet Regina Ramada Hotel | 1818 Victoria Avenue | Regina, SK Member Fee $200.00* (includes banquet ticket) Early Bird $185.00* (before March 29th) Non-Member Fee $300.00* (includes banquet ticket) Student Fee $50.00/day* Banquet Ticket $40.00* * Fee is non-refundable
For Guest Room Reservations Contact: Ramada Hotel 1818 Victoria Avenue | Regina, SK. (306) 569-1666 or 1-800-316-8704 Block code name: Saskatchewan Association Of Licensed Practical Nurses This is a scent free event. Name Registration Number Address City
Phone Number Dietary Restrictions For Students Only Day(s) you will be attending? April 16th Method of Payment Credit Card No. (Visa / Mastercard) Expiry Date Or you can contact the SALPN office at: 700A - 4400 4th Avenue Regina, SK S4P 2M7 306-525-1436
Banquet Ticket? Yes