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Lunch Bites! – Usage of PPE – Donning and Doffing

July 17, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Master the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to safeguard yourself, your colleagues, and those around you. Learn the correct steps for donning (putting on) and doffing (removing) PPE to maximize safety and minimize the risk of contamination. You will learn: Step-by-Step Donning: Correctly putting on PPE, including gloves, gowns, masks, and face shields. […]

Meet Our Speakers

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Jackie Pappalardi, RN. BSN


In this role, Jackie directs the overall management of the Foundation for Quality Care including the development and implementation of all its educational programs, research projects, and fundraising activities. Jackie is a registered nurse with more than 40 years of service in the public and private healthcare delivery system. Her experiences include leadership positions to achieve accreditation, develop and implement emergency management programs and build strong quality improvement practices.  She has demonstrated leadership and management experience at the state level enabling her to work closely with providers across the healthcare continuum.  She provides leadership to NYSHFA-NYSCAL on policy guidance, member operation services, and the direction for the clinical, quality, and education programs for nursing home and assisted living providers.  Jackie is responsible for program development and coordination of the Long Term Care Leadership Institute. Jackie serves on the American Health Care Association’s Quality Committee and Emergency Preparedness Committee and has presented at region, state, and national conferences.

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Melony Spock


Melony Spock began as a part-time program assistant in April of 2007 working on various projects including the Warfarin Safety Study, Customer Satisfaction Grant and the Mouth Care Without a Battle grant project. In February 2019, Melony took on a full-time position to coordinate special projects and assist with the Foundation for Quality Care. Melony previously worked as the Education and Membership Manager for PS21 in Chatham, NY where she developed an education program for youth and seniors. In her free time, Melony is very active in her community. She has served as President of the Board of Education for Chatham Central School District and serves in an elected position as a Chatham Village Trustee.

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Amy E. Lee, RN, MSN, CRRN, QCP


Amy Lee is president and CEO of Coretactics™ Healthcare Consulting, Inc., a healthcare improvement company founded on her passion for high performance and healthcare excellence. Amy is a pragmatic national speaker and innovative and industry-leading thinker who blends more than 30 years of acute and long-term care experience with a holistic approach to healthcare operations.

Amy has established numerous best practice approaches in infection prevention & control, falls reduction, wound care management, antipsychotic reduction, behavioral management, person-centered care planning and re-hospitalization reduction, just to name a few. Her knowledge of regulatory compliance, operations, CMS Five Star Rating, MDS 3.0, CMS Quality Measures and PPS & Case Mix reimbursement empower her to guide interdisciplinary teams with improvement of resident care & quality outcomes as well as strategic position in the health care market.

Her expertise in healthcare management allows her to connect with leadership teams to develop strategy that drives meaningful, sustainable change resulting in outcomes that are the pride of an organization.