20-Mar-2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
An update of Constant Care at Eastern Health: A Client-Centred Approach

March 20, 2017
  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

This webinar will present the challenges of managing patients with diseases/illnesses such as Delirium, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injuries, etc in an acute care environment. It will examine and present options to control the disease/illness and behaviour while minimizing the use of constant care, improving quality care to patients, decreasing length of stay, and ensuring patients are discharged to the most appropriate setting. It will update from the webinar on October 30, 2015.

Also included is a presentation on a constant care project within the Mental Health & Addictions Program.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Karen Caines, RN, BSN, MSN, Regional Program Coordinator, Mental Health & Addictions, Eastern Health,
  • Melvin Layden, MN RN, Regional Manager, Personal Care Home Program, St John’s, NL

Cost: (Taxes Included)

CCHL Member:
NL CCHL Member:
Student Member:



*Webinar details will be provided following registration

Speaker Biographies

Karen Caines is the Regional Program Coordinator with Mental Health & Addictions at Eastern Health, NL Prior to this position, Karen worked in management in the US healthcare system. She graduated with an RN nursing diploma in 1992, and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of West Florida in 2007. In 2014, she received her Masters of Science in Nursing (Leadership) also from the University of west Florida.

Melvin Layden recently became the Regional Manager of the Personal Care Home Program. He came from the position Division Manager for 5SB Urology and 5SB Neurosurgery at the Health Science Centre at Eastern Health Newfoundland and Labrador. This is a management position that he held for the last 3.5 years. Prior to this position he was a Resident Care Manager at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex with Eastern Health. He graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2004 and graduated with a Masters of Nursing from Athabasca University in 2009.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.