Out of an abundance of caution, the SALPN is practicing ‘social distancing’ and closing its doors to visitors while staying safely ‘open for business’.
SALPN remains open for business with staff available by email or by phone during regular business hours. Though the office doors will be shut, and the SALPN anticipates some delays by working virtual but minimal disruption of service overall. Any payments due need to be processed by credit card only – cheques or cash will not be accepted.
Any inquires regarding a licensure audit, will be assisted by email or over the phone.
Due to COVID-19 and the Government of Saskatchewan’s heightened precautionary measures, the SALPN will postpone the deadline for the annual Licensure Audits. For the time being, the SALPN does not want to encourage non-essential trips out in the public nor do we want to cause added strain to community or employment services at this time.
If you have all of the required documents to complete your audit, you may do so as the audit will remain open. For the time being, if you require assistance from another party (manager, payroll, or police department) to complete your audit, please refrain from doing so at this time.
The SALPN Licensure Audits will resume when it is safe to do so. Please continue to watch your inbox for future messages.
2020 SALPN Conference – CANCELLED
COVID-19 The 2020 Education Conference, May 13, 2020, from 8:30 – 12:00 PM is cancelled.
All registrations will be fully refunded within 2 or 3 days with an email confirmation.
2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) – POSTPONED
The Annual General Meeting is currently postponed. Please watch your email for details related to rescheduling at a later date.
Please review these sources to familiarize yourself with the factual details of the virus, and the measures that you can take to ‘flatten the curve’ (slow the spread of the virus).
Advice to LPNs: Your employer is best equipped to develop policy and provide direction to guide your specific practice. Please refer to the direction of your employer on an ongoing and frequent basis. The direction and management of this situation will likely evolve frequently. If you are employed by the SHA, review your work emails daily as updates are being provided frequently.
LPNs in Independent Practice: LPNs engaged in independent practice, also known as self-employed, are responsible for adopting policies and procedures to guide practice and the delivery of services at all times. If you have not yet done so, it is advised you develop an approach to the COVID-19 pandemic appropriate to the nature of your independent practice and the population served. If the risk to the public increases, it is possible you will have to consider the discontinuation of some services.
Thank you to our members and all health care providers for your efforts to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. We acknowledge the challenges yet to come and recognize that health care providers will encounter risks and demonstrate courage as the demands on the health care system increase