ASQ Raleigh Section, Women in Quality Sponsored Education Event: Pandemic Front-Line Worker Fireside Chat with Melanie Meadows
Join us for a fireside chat with Melanie Meadows, a Critical Nurse Practitioner in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Duke Hospital who worked for several months as front-line employee with COVID-19 patients in 2021. Hear how quality practices and procedures were implemented rapidly for health care workers and how the medical profession adapted and continues to grow and provide stellar care for patients.
Melanie Meadows has over 24 years of nursing experience. She worked as a Registered Nurse in a local Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit for 8 years. She has spent the last 16 years working as a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner in a Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.
Melanie’s main responsibility includes managing critically ill patients. She diagnoses, renders a plan of care, orders scans, labs and follows up on these actions. Melanie often performs procedures including lumbar puncture, central lines, arterial lines, and bronchoscopy. As one of the senior providers she is one of the primary preceptors onboarding new nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, and nurse practitioner students.
Melanie is a certified as a critical care nurse, Emergency Neurologic Life Support, Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Melanie has a AND from Durham Technical Community College and BSN from UNC Charlotte. She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing in 2006 with an MSN.
Wendy Haines, PhD, DABT, ASQ CQA is the Associate Director of Technical & Scientific Services at PharmEng Technology and has over 24 years of toxicology experience in both research and biopharmaceutical arenas, encompassing process design, analysis, validation, project management, and scientific writing. Wendy has impacted human health laws at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) starting in 1997, worked on the Genome Project between EPA and National Institute of Health (NIH), and later conducted her PhD at EPA performing mission directed research for the Office of Pesticides of EPA. Wendy was a study director for both commercial clients and the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Wendy moved from a contract lab setting to a consultant company providing validation, project management, and toxicological services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers. Wendy has conducted over 250 drug product toxicology safety assessments for contract manufacturers and owner companies and provides guidance on extractable and leachable projects, product testing, and workers safety programs. Wendy is the immediate past Chair of the ASQ Raleigh Section and current Treasurer.
Wendy has BS Degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Biology from Campbell University, PhD in Toxicology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Fellow, is a board-certified toxicologist (Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, DABT) and is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ CQA).