The poster gallery is an archive of the work of Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) employees and health care professionals. Part of the mission of LVHN is to support clinical care through education and research. To that end, the posters shared here reflect innovation, performance improvement projects and studies that address all areas of healthcare from clinical care to administrative initiatives. They are shared freely to encourage conversation and collaboration.

2017

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Standardization of Fall Interventions in the Emergency Department., Shena Alvarado BSN, RN; Andrew Chinofsky BSN, RN; Nicole M. Lucchese BSN, RN; Christopher E. Painter BSN, RN; and Nicholas R. Tucciarone BSN, RN (Poster)

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Integrating Osteopathic Students into Clinical Clerkships at an Allopathic Regional Medical Campus., Brian L. Bennett MEd; Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk DO, MPH; Danielle Pedrotty MEd; and Angela Davis (Poster)

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Preemptive Action to Improve Veteran Healthcare., Kevin Bobeck (Poster)

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Aromatherapy to Reduce Anxiety., Alyssa D. Bryan BSN, RN and Rosemarie Ross BSN, RN (Poster)

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Relieving Work-related Stress With Low-level Background Music., Robert M. Cefola BSN, RN and Ian M. Liebold BSN, RN (Poster)

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A Review of Abdominoplasty and Lipectomy Post-Operative Management and Comorbidities at LVHN., John DallaRosa and Robert X. Murphy JR, MD, MS (Poster)

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Breastfeeding Assessment and Education in Pediatric Nurses., Nicole E. Doble BSN, RN and Amy L. Serfas BSN, RN (Poster)

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Vaginal Delivery Safety Checklist., Rachel B. Eusebio BSN, RN and Alice Takla BSN, RN (Poster)

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Using Neural Networks and Logistic Regression to Predict Septic Shock in ICU Patients., David Farzam (Poster)

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"Lessening Stress in OHU/TOHU- Creating an Easy Access Tool"., Katie Fedor BSN, RN and Elisa A. Molchany BSN, RN (Poster)

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Early Ambulation to Decrease Narcotic Use in Postoperative/Postpartum Cesarean Section Mothers., Courtney Fox BSN, RN; Annaliese Gorham BSN, RN; and Lisa Patel BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Grass is Always Greener: Surviving Mergers and Acquisitions, No Matter Your Side of the Fence., Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS and Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH (Poster)

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Nurse Resident Job Satisfaction: Do Directors Make a Difference?, April L. Hargy BSN, RN and Sonya Whitman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Ventriculostomy Dressing Changes., Anthony T. Hernandez BSN, RN and Yvette M. Jabbour BSN, RN (Poster)

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Fall Accountability Care Program., Jenny Huang BSN, RN and Kelly Menendez BSN, RN (Poster)

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Implementing a Skin Assessment Tool in the Operating Room., Kerianne N. Larizzio BSN, RN and Jaclyn M. Panichi BSN, RN (Poster)

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Decreased Foley Insertion: Serial Straight Catheterization Versus Indwelling Catheterization, Joy R. Lopez BSN, RN and Stephanie A. Stucka (Poster)

Retrospective Analysis of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy With Carboplatin/ Paclitaxel Versus FOLFOX in Newly Diagnosed Esophageal or Junctional Camcers: A Single Institution Experience. (Poster), Ranjit R. Nair MD; Usman Shah MD; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; Jennifer E. Kincaid MPH; and Eliot L. Friedman MD (Poster)

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Caring for the Autistic Pediatric Population in the Emergency Department., Teresa L. Pekarik BSN, RN and Samantha B. Sheftel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Multidisciplinary Approach to Physical Mobility in Intensive Care., Alexa J. Reyes BSN, RN; Logan Sessions BSN, RN; and Adrienne M. Westgate BSN, RN (Poster)

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Development of a Bereavement Program in the Intensive Care Unit Project Facilitator., Amy C. Shanahan BSN, RN; Kristin M. Snyder BSN, RN; and Victoria Wirth MS, BSN, RN (Poster)

2016

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Improving Hand Washing Compliance in the Emergency Department, Taylor L. Abruzzese BSN, RN; Claire C. Carbonetto BSN, RN; Amy M. Dalmas BSN, RN; and Karlee A. Hantz BSN, RN (Poster)

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Project LeaRN: Clinical Nurses Engaging in Scholarly Visits to Transform Practice in Their Own Setting(poster), Angela Agee ADN, RN, CMSRN (Poster)

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Conservative vs. Aggressive Management for Patients with Stable GI Hemorrhage at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Jeremy Li Agostinho MS (Poster)

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Developing Clinical Case Scenarios for the LVHN Virtual Simulation Center, Arianne Aguirre (Poster)

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving - Colon Cancer Mimicking Ileocolitis, Abdul Aleem MD, Muhammad Qasim MD, Patrick Hickey DO, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Reducing Medication Errors in Pediatric Patients, Gaelyn Amick BSN, RN; Sabrina T. Orr BSN, RN; Emily L. Shaud BSN, RN; and Brianne Walsh BSN, RN (Poster)

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Development of a Novel Clinical Pathway for Evaluating Abnormal Bleeding Girls and Young Women, Christie Atchison MS (Poster)

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Blood Glucose Point of Care Testing for Patients on Vasoconstrictors in the ICU, Tanya M. Atiyeh BSN, RN; William F. Joson BSN, RN; Cassandra E. Passaro BSN, RN; and Kevin W. Trinchere BSN, RN (Poster)

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Epidural Troubleshooting Checklist, Margaret Aveis BSN, RN; Meghan S. Brown BSN, RN; Deirdre E. McEntee BSN, RN; and Hannah M. Roman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Midline Head Positioning to Reduce the Risk of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates, Amanda M. Bagdasarian BSN, RN; Lindsay B. Field BSN, RN; and Stephanie L. Weakland BSN, RN (Poster)

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Increasing Use of Palliative Care Resources in the Critical Care Setting, Meredith Bassler BSN, RN; Eleya M. Tsamutalis BSN, RN; and Thu H. Vo BSN, RN (Poster)

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We Love Our Patients But We Don’t Want Them To Fall For Us, Denitra T. Batista BSN, RN; Matthew J. Brown BSN, RN; Samantha K. Gill BSN, RN; and Candice R. Veale BSN, RN (Poster)

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An Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility's Interdisciplinary Approach to Preventing Pressure Ulcers, Jill Beal; Jessica Zimmerman; and Tina Roma Fisher MSN, RN, CRRN (Poster)

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B.A.C.K to B.A.S.IC.S: A Fall Prevention Bundle, Venessa L. Beck BSN, RN; Christopher Castro BSN, RN; Sophia C. Fuesler BSN, RN; Kendall B. Heyer BSN, RN; and Yesenia Rivera BSN, RN (Poster)

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Pressure Ulcers and Nutrition, Sara J. Behle BSN, RN; Lea Silfies BSN, RN; and Shanna J. Truscott BSN, RN (Poster)

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Stethoscope Disinfection, Lauren T. Bekesy BSN, RN; Mandy N. Foulke BSN, RN; Abigail M. Harkness BSN, RN; and Samantha D. Rabuck BSN, RN (Poster)

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Limp and Leg Pain Taking a 10 Year-old Out of the Game, Christine Bender DO (Poster)

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The Benefits of Disposable Incontinence Pads, Janeen M. Bendig BSN, RN; Shannon E. Hindman BSN, RN; Kaitlyn N. Irving BSN, RN; and Ellen M. Melanson BSN, RN (Poster)

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Optimizing Diabetes Management in Long Term Care, Keelia Benner (Poster)

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To Lift or Not to Lift: Studying the Benefits and Implementation of Mechanical Ceiling Lifts, Melanie J. Benner BSN, RN and Rachelle Dambman BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Effectiveness of Educating RNs On Stethoscope Disinfection, Amanda S. Berg BSN, RN (Poster)

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Amyloidosis Masquerading as Suspected Angioedema: Delay in Diagnosis, Grace Berlin DO and Marie S. O’Brien DO (Poster)

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Alumni Perception of the Emerging Health Professionals Dual-Enrollment Program and its Effects on Post-Secondary Education and Career Trajectory , Stephanie Bernal; Margaret A. Hadinger Ed.D, MS; and Kerri Green MS, MEd. (Poster)

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How to Heal the Small Non-healing Problem Burn, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation in Burn Wounds – First Experiences, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Results From Application of an Absorbable Synthetic Membrane to Superficial and Deep Second Degree Wounds, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD; Patrick Pagella RN, CNP; Deborah Boorse RN, CNP; and Hamed Amani MD (Poster)

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The Use of Video Capture Technology to Assess Surgical Skills of General Surgery Residents, Taylor Blondell; David Deisher DO; Charles Scagliotti MD,FFACS; and Robert Ruhf (Poster)

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Changing the Face of Diabetes Education at Lehigh Valley Health Network—Creation of a New Resource for Late Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, Jacob R. Blount MS4; Linda M. Schwartz MDE, AHIP, CM; Laura Harstine; and Joyce Najarian MSN, RN, CDE (Poster)

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Decreasing CLABSIs One Dressing at a Time, Damien D. Boham BSN, RN; Elizabeth Ickes BSN, RN; and Claire M. LaTourette BSN, RN (Poster)

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Erdheim-Chester Disease and Neuroendocrine Gastrointestinal Neoplasms, Samer Bolis DO, Patrick Hickey DO, Hiral N. Shah MD, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

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The Impact of Code Sepsis on Inpatient Mortality, Samer Bolis DO, Noor Salam MD, and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Idiopathic Hyperammonemia and Rituximab Therapy, Samer Bolis DO; Daniel Schwed-Lustgarten; and James Ross MD, FACP (Poster)

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Optimizing Patient Length of Stay Using Real-time Data Analysis and Lean Techniques, Alisha Bonaroti MS (Poster)

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Implementing Electronic Patient Engagement and Navigation in TJR Pathway, Ryan Bone (Poster)

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The Impact of a Brief Educational Intervention on Provider Practice: Instituting an, Gary Bonfante DO; Alexandra Malenka RN, BSN; and Robert Zoshak MBA, BSHA (Poster)

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Orthostatic Blood Pressure Vitals Signs: Educating Staff to Keep Our Geriatric Population Safe, Hilary A. Boos BSN, RN; Erin K. George BSN, RN; and Kathleen M. Timm BSN, RN (Poster)

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CHG Bathing in the ICU Setting: Educating Staff for Increased Compliance, Jolie B. Bosakowski BSN, RN; Jaclyn C. Hartman BSN, RN; and Sarah F. McCartney BSN, RN (Poster)

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Quiet Time at Night in the Pediatric Population, Julia A. Boyd BSN, RN and Jordan E. Sunderland BSN, RN (Poster)

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A New Paradigm: Group Medical Appointments for Individuals with Diabetes Using Insulin Pumps, Kathleen Brown and Cynthia Payonk (Poster)

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Improving Cervical Collar Application in the Emergency Department, Stephanie L. Brown BSN, RN; Sarahlyn E. Knechel BSN, RN; Erin K. Lynch BSN, RN; Nikki M. Mendez BSN, RN; and Andrew J. Sheppard BSN, RN (Poster)

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Impact of Fall Risk Assessment Tool Education on a Medical-Surgical Unit, Christine L. Brubaker and Susan Miller BSN, RN (Poster)

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How Does Uninterrupted Sit Time Effect Patient Satisfaction Scores?, Vanessa C. Buchanan BSN, RN; Meghan E. Rastetter BSN, RN; Elizabeth M. Reese BSN, RN; Alexia A. Spain BSN, RN; and Megan R. Zimmerman BSN, RN (Poster)

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An Education Intervention on Indwelling Urinary Catheter Maintenance to Prevent CA-UTI, Ashley R. Bunnell BSN, RN; Andrea L. Harring BSN, RN; and Kelly Pellathy BSN, RN (Poster)

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Bedside Reporting at Change of Shift, John Burd BSN, RN and michelle Trilli BSN, RN (Poster)

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Verification of Proper Nasogastric Tube Placement, Michelle L. Burgess BSN, RN; Nicole L. Klees BSN, RN; Tracy Wenrich BSN, RN; and Kelly A. Zirnheld BSN, RN (Poster)

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Hand Hygiene Compliance, Nicole M. Caby BSN, RN; Crystal A. Conboy BSN, RN; and Ashley N. Sneed BSN, RN (Poster)

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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Trauma Patients. Review of the Literature, Revision and Implementation of New Evidence-based VTE Prophylaxis Guidelines., Dariam Cardentey Oliva MS (Poster)

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Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Hispanic Primary Care Patients: RE-AIM Analysis, Beth Careyva M.D., Melanie B. Johnson MPA, Randa Silfri RD, Melissa DiCarlo, Kyle Shaak BS, Alicia Rivera, Liselly Diaz, Andrea Barsevick, Rosa Anderson-deOrtiz, Evelyn Gonzalez, Amy Leader, Anett Petrich, AnnaMarie Quinn, Brian Stello MD, and Ronald Myers (Poster)

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Implementation of Technology-based Patient Engagement Strategies within Practice-Based Research Networks (Poster), Beth Careyva M.D., Kyle Shaak BS, Geoffrey Mills MD, Melanie B. Johnson MPA, Samantha A. Goodrich, Brian Stello MD, and Lorraine S. Wallace PhD (Poster)

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Providing Donor Breast Milk for Premature Infants, Emilee N. Carr BSN, RN; Katie Kline BSN, RN; and Michelle N. Lanzarone BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving RN Comfort Level in Individualizing Care for Hospice Patients, Tiffany D. Casimiro BSN, RN; Danielle G. France BSN, RN; and Rebecca A. Livesay BSN, RN (Poster)

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Best Practice on Insulin Injection Therapy, Deanna A. Cavallaro BSN, RN and Andrew Orzel BSN, RN (Poster)

KEFLEX-ASSOCIATED ADULT BULLOUS HENOCH-SCHOLEIN PURPURA, Jack Chen Do (Poster)

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Review of Public Health Ethics in State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans, 2005-2020, Jennifer Chevinsky MS (Poster)

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping: A Quality Initiative Implementation by the Obstetrics and NICU Departments, Elizabeth Ciaravino MS4 (Poster)

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The Information Seeking Behaviors of Providers Regarding Benefits/Harms of Treatments at Lehigh Valley Health Network-A Pilot Study, Nathan Clevenger; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Bryan G. Kane MD; and Rahul Mhaskar MD, PhD (Poster)

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Acuity Tool Use in a Pediatric ICU, Victoria A. Cognat BSN, RN; Yori E. Cozen BSN, RN; and Katheryn Malcolm BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Valuable Oncology Nurse Preceptor, Donna Colabroy RN, MSN, OCN, CCM and Maura Price RN, BSN, OCN (Poster)

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Preventing Lab Label Errors, Angelo J. Cook BSN, RN and Erin M. Murray BSN, RN (Poster)

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Walking on Eggshells: A Caregiver’s Autoethnographic Journey Using Emotional Intelligence, Tabitha Copeland MS (Poster)

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Fatal Malposition in Labor, Lindsey Copes BSN, RN and Peggy Rogers BSN, RN (Poster)

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Ambulating Open Heart Surgery Patients on TOHU, Katherine I. Coringrato BSN, RN; Jessica M. Light BSN, RN; and Nicole D. Rauchut BSN, RN (Poster)

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A Comparative Analysis Using Endoscopic Simulation to Assess Surgical Skill of OB/GYN Residents , Taylor Corsi, Shannon Bonner, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, Martin A. Martino MD, and Jhonathan Duarte MD (Poster)

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Telemetry Alarm Fatigue in Medical-Surgical Nurses, Kathryn E. Cosentino BSN, RN; Richard F. Dyer BSN, RN; and Emily K. Hegner BSN, RN (Poster)

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Safe Discharge: Perception among both Emergency Medicine Attending Physicians and Nurses Regarding Discharging Patients after Opiate or Opioid Administration, Benjamin Croll (Poster)

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Implementation of “Quiet Time” on a Maternity Ward in a Hospital Setting, Jennyfer M. Cruz BSN, RN; Eunessy V. Dreibelbis BSN, RN; and Kate N. Weinberg BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Nurse-Patient Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills: ICU Patients with Neurological Communication Impairments, Crystal E. Crystal BSN, RN (Poster)

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SURGICAL HAND ANTISEPSIS, Elizabeth I. Cummings BSN, RN and Kelly A. Grim BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Knowledge of PICC Line Maintenance, Kiesha M. Custis-Adams BSN, RN; Lydia Karlsson BSN, RN; and Melissa F. Long BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Nursing Knowledge of Comfort Modalities for Patients Receiving Hospice Care, Ashley L. D'Andrea BSN, RN and Gabriela DePaulo BSN, RN (Poster)

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Decisional Involvement and Professional Practice: Relation and Outcomes, Carolyn L. Davidson RN, PhD; Kim S. Hitchings MSN, RN, NEA-BC; John W. Nilson PhD, MSN, RN; Debra Peter MSN, RN-BC; and Cathy Schwartz MS, RN (Poster)

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Prevalence of Ticks Infected with Human Pathogens in the Lehigh Valley: Molecular Surveillance, Emily Davidson (Poster)

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Intermittent Recurrent Renal Failure: Diagnosing Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Shannon Davis DO, Philip Dunn DO, and Robert Schreiner DO (Poster)

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Pilot Study on Interval Colon Cancer: Missed Colon Cancer or Fast Growth from a Serrated Polyp?, Alexa Deemer; Shereen M F Gheith M.D., PhD.; Jillian Grau MD; Elizabeth Dale MS; Nancy Holihan MB; Jeff Wisotzkey PhD; and David S. Bub MD (Poster)

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Development of a Clinical Pathway for the Whipple Procedure, Lilianna DeFalcis; Cathyann Feher RN, MSN; Jeffrey Brodsky MD; Candace Neiman RN; Christine D Joyce BSN, RN, CMSRN; Kimberly Fritts DPT; and Thomas A. McLoughlin (Poster)

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Diabetic Education: Healthy Carbohydrates and Carbohydrate Counting, Michael J. De Rosa BSN, RN; Nelli V. Jordan BSN, RN; and Emily A. Truesdale BSN, RN (Poster)

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Telemedicine Technology – Specialty, Financial, and Psychological Implications and Its Impact on Modern Medicine, Shivani Desai (Poster)

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Serotonin Syndrome Associated with Metaxalone and Venlafaxine, Shreemayee De DO and Michael Kalil DO (Poster)

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Leaving Lateral Violence at the Door, Aubrey DiCrecchio BSN, RN and Amanda Getty BSN, RN (Poster)