COVID-19 and Your Practice
LPNs are expected to ensure they are familiar with their employer’s policies on COVID-19, and to disclose all recent international and inter-provincial travel or potential exposure to COVID-19 to appropriate authorities.
Resources for Healthcare Professionals
LPNs are expected to review credible and reliable sources of information, daily, for updates on COVID-19 that may affect their practice. In particular, LPNs are encouraged to review:
- Shared Health’s COVID-19 webpage for health care providers
- Public Health Agency of Canada’s COVID-19 web page for health care providers
Guidance for all Manitobans, published by the Province of Manitoba, is available here. This guidance includes information about social distancing and self-isolation.
Meeting Professional Standards in a Disease Outbreak
LPNs with questions about how to meet their professional standards during a disease outbreak are strongly encouraged to review:
- the CLPNM’s Practice Direction on the Duty to Care
- the more detailed Guidance Document on the Duty to Provide Care, developed by Manitoba’s three nursing regulators.
Meeting professional standards during a disease outbreak is specifically discussed on page 7 of the second document.
LPNs are also encouraged to review and reflect on all of their professional expectations, including:
Please contact the CLPNM with questions at:
204-663-1212 (ext. 322)
1-877-663-1212 toll free (ext. 322)