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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Improving Compliance with SCDs on Observation/ Med-Surg Units?, Brittany Adler BSN, RN; Brianna DePalma BSN, RN; Katherine Henry BSN, RN, RN; and Madlen Vasileva BSN, RN (Poster)

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Using a Web-Based Database Solution to Streamline Workflow in the Department of Education, Montalla Ahmed (Poster)

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Eosinophilic Heart Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature (Poster)., Ghulam Akbar MD, Fnu Vikram, Ronald S. Freudenberger MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Havoc In The Gut: Ipilimumab-induced Prolonged Steroid Dependent Autoimmune Gastroenterocolitis., Abdul Aleem MD, Anam Malik MD, Eric Nellis MD, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Prediabetes: A Shared Prescription for Health for Hispanic Primary Care Patients., Jesus Alvarado, Kyle Shaak BS, Susan E. Hansen MA, Melanie B. Johnson MPA, and Beth Careyva M.D. (Poster)

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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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How Educating Nurses Can Effect Sequential Compression Device Therapy., Allister Anatalio BSN, RN; Courtney Deegan BSN, RN; Hayley Hoke BSN, RN; Kaitlyn McInerney BSN, RN; and Amy Van Wert BSN, RN (Poster)

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Hydrotherapy To Decrease Pain During Labor., Natalia Azar BSN-RN, Gabriella Haviland BSN-RN, and Marisa Saeger BSN-RN (Poster)

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Identifying Demographics and Biopsychosocial Characteristics Among Emergency Youth Shelter Residents., Aleksandra Bacewicz; Elizabeth Beaty; Cristina Calogero; Carly Crowder; Ajay Koti; Kathleen McFadden; Richelle Reinhart; Seth VanZant; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Development and Implementation of a Fracture Liaison Service at a High Performing Regional Community Health Network Hospital., Steven Baltic (Poster)

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Sliding with Sally Tubes., Nicole Baro BSN, RN; Karen Holveck BSN, RN; and Marina Zweifel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma in Female with Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance., Carl Barrick DO and Tanya Ermolovich DO (Poster)

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Systematic Review of the Delivery of Mydriacyl to the Inpatient Pediatric Floors at LVHN for an Ophthalmology Consultation., Christopher Barron (Poster)

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Recent Epidemiology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome., Rachel Basiura and Elaine A. Donoghue MD (Poster)

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Chilblain Lupus Erythematosus in an Adult Male., Stephanie Bayruns MD and Tyler Stutzman MPH (Poster)

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Earlier Urinary Catheter Removal to Promote Independent Bladder Function in Patients with Epidurals., Mallory Benjamin BSN, RN and Rachel Williams 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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Comparing Education Methodology in the Emergency Department., Nicole J. Bensel BSN, RN; Karen N. Brunner BSN, RN; Michelle J. Henne BSN; Ashley D. Roman BSN, RN; and Amanda M. Tarantino BSN, RN (Poster)

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Excellence in End-of-Life Care for Patients Dying in an Acute Care Hospital, Rochelle Bensinger RN, OCN; Erin Detweiler BSN, RN; and Monica Ring-Striba RN, CHPN (Poster)

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Recognizing Symptoms of Withdrawal Through Implementation of the COWS Scale in Adult Acute Care Settings., Maria Bermudez RN, BSN; Carlie Griffiths RN, BSN; and Shannon Martin RN, BSN (Poster)

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Exploring Provider Attitudes about Shared Decision Making Regarding Pain Management During Labor., Vartika Bhardwaj MS (Poster)

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Rhabdomylosis Induced Type 1 Pattern Brugada Syndrome: A Differential Not to be Forgotten, Ross G. Biggs DO, Jahangir Khan MD, Q Muhammed MD, and Babak Bozorgnia MD (Poster)

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Cardiac Sarcoidosis Mimicking Arrhythmogenic Right Venticular Dysplasia., Ross Biggs DO, Brijesh Patel MD, Matthew W. Martinez MD, Matthew McCambridge MD, Susan Kim MD, and Norman Marcus MD (Poster)

Epidermal Grafting Use in a Moh's Surgery Nose Defect., Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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

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Diffuse Idiopathic Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cell Hyperplasia (DIPNECH): A Case Presentation and Overview of Documented Cases (Poster)., Samer Bolis DO and Yehia Y. Mishriki MD (Poster)

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Orthostatic Blood Pressure Vital Signs: Educating Staff to Keep Our Geriatric Population Safe., Hilary A. Boos BSN, RN and Erin Snyder BSN, RN (Poster)

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Ensuring Proper Administration of Subcutaneous Heparin in Post-Operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients., Rachel Borger BSN, RN; Zachary Caldwell BSN, RN; Ashley Clemens BSN, RN; Christy Rouhana BSN, RN; and Kaitlyn Zimmerman NSN, RN (Poster)

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Registered Nurse's Attitudes of Caring for Patients with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Diagnoses., Chloe G. Bowman BSN, RN; Sarah Lichtenwalner BSN, RN; Natalie R. Medinas BSN, RN; Alexandra M. Neikam BSN, RN; and Abbey L. Parrish BSN, RN (Poster)

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Obesity Prevention: Focus on the First Two Years, Lauren Brannan, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Clare M. Lenhart PhD MPH, and Amanda Walker RN LDN (Poster)

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Vulnerable Elder Survey as a Predictor of Falls in the Emergency Medicine Setting., Rebecca Brown and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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

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Esophageal High Resolution Impedance Manometry: The GI Nurse Role., Rosann Buchman RN CGRN and Linda Marks RN, BSN, CGRN (Poster)

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Does Lobular Neoplasia Diagnosed on Core Biopsy Warrant Further Investigation?, Tucker Burr, Ryan Lutz, and Priya Sareen MD (Poster)

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Cultural competence- identifying cultural practices upon admission to medical surgical unit., Mario Carranza BSN-RN, Sara McCarthy BSN-RN, Courtney Rittenhouse BSN-RN, and Ashley Silberg BSN-RN (Poster)

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Hospital Length of Stay vs. Relative Value Unit Generation in Trauma Surgery., Danielle Carr and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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

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Experience LVHN: Demonstrating Our Pathways to Excellence The White Coat Leadership Program, Robert Cassimore; Martin A. Martino MD; and Debbie Salas-Lopez MD, MPH (Poster)

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STIs and LVHN: Using Billing Data as a Proof-of-Concept Tool to Inform a New LVHN STI Clinic in Decision Making., Philip Castrovinci MS4; David Zimmerman MPH,CAADS; and Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP (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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Information Seeking Behavior of Providers on the Risks and Benefits of Treatments at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)., Randall Chan (Poster)

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A Case of Pregnancy-associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis., Misbat Chaudry MD and Samuel Adediran MD (Poster)

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A Unique Cause of Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis: Euglycemia DKA., Ross Cohen DO, PGY-4 and Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP (Poster)

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Development of a AYA Team: Ensuring Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for Adolescents and Young Adults., Donna Colabroy RN, MSN, OCN, CCM; Melissa Kratz RN, MSN, AOCN; Amber Messinger BSW; Rose Schenk MSN; Elizabeth Rohn MSS, LCSW, OSW-C, PhD; and Mandy Hendricks RN MSN OCN (Poster)

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Strategies for Successful Stroke Survey., Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN and Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN (Poster)

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Stop the Scanning: CT Scans and Radiation Risk in Pediatric Trauma Patients., Carly Crowder, Catherine Zimel, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Examining Wellness and Burnout in Clinicians at LVHN., John Crumpler, Demetri Tsirukis, Sarah Schopf RN, Marjorie Hamm RN, and Matthew McCambridge MD (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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Alarm Fatigue: Do You Hear What I Hear?., Lindsey R. Damiter bsn, rn; Eric M. Strauss BSN, RN; Bianca B. Garcia BSN, RN; and Lindsay M. Hischak BSN, RN (Poster)

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Increasing Physician Awareness and Utilization of LVHN’s Health Advocacy Program., Glen DeAngelis (Poster)

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Verification of Gastric Tube Placement: Identifying New Practice When the Evidence is Inconclusive., Daniela Diehl BSN, RN; Andrew Hill BSN, RN; Alexandra A. Lazaridis BSN, RN; Megan J. Sevi BSN, RN; Christina M. Siracuse BSN, RN; and William J. Watson Jr BSN, RN (Poster)

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Application and Utilization of Executive Dashboards in Quality Assurance: LVH-M Family Health Pavilion., Lauren DiNapoli (Poster)

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Pleomorphic Fibroma., Huyenlan Dinh DO, Cynthia L. Bartus MD, Nektarios I. Lountzis DO, and Stephen M. Purcell DO (Poster)

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Nurse Resiliency in Pediatric and PICU Nurses., Ashley Divincenzo BSN, RN; Stephanie Pinter BSN, RN; Alexis Gilmore BSN, RN; and Kendra Wetherhold BSN, RN (Poster)

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Association of Pregnancy Related Complications and Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women: What do Providers Know and Need to Address the Issue?., Thanhnga Doan and Amy M. Ahnert MD (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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Epidermolytic Acanthomas of the Scrotum., Claire O. Dorfman DO and Tanya Ermolovich DO (Poster)

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Streamlining Electronic Orders Management: Phases of Care from a Nursing Perspective., Kathleen Duckworth RN, CPAN (Poster)

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Every Child, Every Time: Universal Child Abuse Screening Increases Awareness and State Reporting., Lauren Dudas MD, Gwenda L. Petrohoy, Debra Esernio-Jenssen MD, Cheryl Lansenderfer BSN, Joseph J. Stirparo MD, Michele Dunstan, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Total Joint Replacement Pathway: An Evaluation of Preoperative Education., Christian Dumont (Poster)

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The Role of Carotid Ultrasound in Patients with Non-Focal Neurological Complaints., Kelsey Duncan (Poster)

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Linear Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Bullous Dermatosis in a Child., Tanya Ermolovich DO; Steven Oberlender MD, PhD; and Veronica Rutt DO (Poster)

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

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Transparencies of Documentation Across Disciplines., Amy E. Evans BSN, RN (Poster)

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Nursing Burnout 8-Hour Shifts vs. 12-Hour Shifts., Carol Evans BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Edmondson BSN, RN; and Sarah Bramich 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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Lack of Gender Differences in Prevalence of Homelessness in the Emergency Department (Poster)., Brett Feldman MSPAS, PA-C; Alexandra M. Craen BA; Osman Z. Abbasi DO; Zachary M. Dillon MD; Kenneth Dzike MD; Joshua Enyart DO; Julie A. Fritzges DO; Jessica L. Glaubman DO; Emily A. Kiernan DO; Nathanial M. Yodor DO; Timothy J. Friel MD; Stephen W. Dusza DrPH; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Fractional Blister Grafting for Non-Healing Burn Wounds., Andrew Ferdock and Hamed Amani MD (Poster)

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A Patient- and ED Provider-Focused Qualitative Needs Assessment Regarding Pediatric Sports-related Concussion Care at the Lehigh Valley Health Network., Benjamin Ferry MS4 (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on the Effects of Septal Myectomy Surgery on the Mitral-aortic Valve Angle., Jacob Fink, Theodore Tucker, Kennedy Gallagher, James K. Wu MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Sarcoidosis Mimicking Multiple Myeloma., Gabriela Firak DO and Sehris Khawaja DO (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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Evaluating the Correlation of Monitored ETCO2 and PaCO2 via ABG., Sarah Galantini; Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; and Anne Rabert MHSA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on Outcomes of Veno-Venous and Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Kennedy Gallagher, Rachel Wills, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Poster)., Lohit Garg MD, Sahil Agrawal, Manyoo Agarwal, Aakash Garg, Amitoj Singh, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Mahek Shah MD, Brijesh Patel MD, Sudip Nanda, and David A. Cox MD (Poster)

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Preventing Falls by Implementing a Fall Agreement., Danielle Glen, Nicole Morin, and Megan Phegley (Poster)

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Posterior Knee Pain in a Teenage Soccer Player., Elan L. Goldwaser DO (Poster)

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Multinucleate Cell Angiohistiocytoma., Elise Grgurich DO, Kelly Quinn DO, Christian W. Oram DO, and Nektarios I. Lountzis DO (Poster)

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Severe-Range Hypertension in the Peripartum Period: Are We Providing Appropriate and Timely Care?, Tiana M.D. Guillaume, Francine Miranda RN, and Marion B. Nihen MD (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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Optimization of the Surgical Residents’ Educational Experience., Victoria Hendershot; Cathyann Feher RN,MSN; and Stacey Unterberg (Poster)

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Does a Brief Educational Intervention Allow for Greater Prehospital Recognition of Acute Stroke by Paramedics?., Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P; Bryan D. Nelson MBA, NR-P; Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN; Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN; Bernadette Glenn-Porter BS; Matthew Niehaus DO; Lauren M. Porter; Mitchell Gesell DO; Gregory Monaghan MD; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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

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Feasability Study to Assess Addition of a Prophylactic Antiarrhythmic Regimen to Post-operative Open-Heart Surgery Management., Cameron St. Hilaire, Travis Gaskill PA-C, Sarah Dolcemascolo PA-C, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Team Building Activities: Increasing Staff Engagement., Sarah Hines BSN, RN; Clement Eruwayo BSN, RN; Kristen Purkey BSN, RN; and Sara Kirkpatrick BSN, RN (Poster)

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Accuracy of Finnegan Neonatal Abstinence Scoring., Mariah Hish BSN, RN and Nicole Strohl BSN, RN (Poster)

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Family Practitioners’ Thresholds for Treating Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Lehigh Valley Health Network., Matthew Ho (Poster)

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Developing Strategies to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Appendicitis Patients Using NSQIP-Pediatrics., Travis Hoover, Daniel Weaver, Taylor Iobst, Sarah Azani, Debra Trexler RN, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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A “Standardized Patient” to Validate the Competency of SANEs, Amanda Howatt BSN, RN, CEN; Devin Kennedy MSN, RN, CEN; Sandra Sabbatini MSN, RN-BC, CEN; and Michele Rice BSN, RN, CEN (Poster)

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

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Managing Variances In the Revenue Cycle to Lower Accounts Receivable, Kirsten Hubler and Kirsten Mears (Poster)

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Anti-Centromere Antibody Associated Necrotizing Myopathy: A Case Report., Camille Imbo-Nloga MS-3, C Hanna MD, Matthew Sullivan DO, and Susan Kim DO (Poster)

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Multiple Large Lung Cavitary Lesions Due to Streptococcus Intermedius in an Otherwise Healthy Young Male., Deepika Jain MD, Matthew Miles DO, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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Comparison of Gallbladder Procedure Cost by Surgeon., Nosovitch James and Cathyann Feher RN,MSN (Poster)

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The Impact of a Focused Factory on Intraoperative Cost Per Case in Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery., Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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Direct to OR Resuscitation: A Reevaluation 20 Years After Implementation at LVHN., Emma Jones (Poster)

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Gender Differences in CDC Guideline Compliance for STIs in Emergency Departments., Bryan G. Kane MD; Alexander W D Guillaume; Elizabeth M. Evans DO; Terrence E. Goyke DO; Jessica K. Eygnor DO; Lauren Semler MS; Stephen W. Duza DrPH; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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The Information-Seeking Behavior of Providers at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN): A Cross Sectional Study., Maria Karagias; Robert Postlethwaite; Angela Davis; Bryan G. Kane MD; Rahul Mhaskar MD, PHD; and Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH (Poster)

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Benefits of a Sepsis Program., Nikos Karakashian and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)