I'm currently a LPN ORT in BC, I took my training after 2 yrs of being a "casual" everywhere LPN in Edmonton, AB.
In that course we learnt both the scrub and circulate (incl. assisting the Anesthetists) roles, when we started our practicum (Jan 1009) in BC they said we were only allowed to scrub and some RN's were ****** at us - now in the last month or so they have said we can "circulate". This means we do it all without any ORIENTATION - yeah that's awesome....learnt the role in school 1 yr ago and now they say we can "do it", but we get no orientation!!
Just some info from a small Regional Hospital in BC.