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.

2023

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Implementation of Turn Clocks for Prevention of Pressure Injury in the Neonate, Angelica Acosta ADN, RN; Madison Hughes BSN, RN; Sarah Mottau BSN, RN; and Trianna Ricciardi BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Psychiatrist’s Gambit: Using Chess as a Novel Means to Manage Treatment Refractory Catatonia, Joseph Michael Ahearn III, MD and Manny Villar (Poster)

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Standardizing Endoscopic Operative Notes, Arjan Ahluwalia MD, Kathryn Zaffiri MPH, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

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Gestational Change in Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (First Place), Anam Ali and Sharon E. Maynard MD (Poster)

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The Team Nursing Model: Decreasing Patient Safety Issues, Caitlin Alizieri BSN, RN; Kayla Shane BSN, RN; Tiffany Lopez AND, RN; Reina Cerrato-Jimenez ADN, RN; and Steph Setar BSN, RN (Poster)

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Antipsychotics and Weight Gain Education, Gabrielle Altieri BSN, RN; Jennifer Bush BSN, RN; Ashley Gonzalez BSN, RN; Jessica Groelly ADN, RN; and Ruth Morales BSN, RN (Poster)

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Barriers Faced by Unstably Housed Persons When Seeking Care from a Behavioral Health Specialist in Street Medicine, Madelyn Amadio and Kate Dreisbach MSW, LCSW (Poster)

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Knowledge of Hemodialysis, McKenna Amey BSN, RN; Erika Jufre ADN, RN; and Lisbeth Nunez BSN. RN (Poster)

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High Level Admission Bundle, Morgan Anderson BSN, RN; Adrian Coyle ADN, RN; and Madalyn Intihar BSN, RN (Poster)

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Barcode Assisted Medication Administration, Kaycie Andrew RN; Gillian Bonmer BSN, RN; Tiffany Fagan RN; Madyson Lagano BSN, RN; and Luke Talpas BSN, RN (Poster)

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RN Shift Report, Nikolet Aravich BSN, RN; Griffin Maxsim BSN, RN; Serena DeAngelis BSN, RN; and Felipe Bastos BSN, RN (Poster)

IOTA vs ORADS, Shirin Azadi MD; Albert P. Sarno MD, MPH; Joanne Quiñones MD, MSCE; and Matthew P. Romagano DO (Poster)

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Daily Rehabilitative Therapy for High-Risk Patients Leads to a Decrease in Post-Acute Rehab Discharges, Kelsey Bacon PT, DPT; Carlene Mull MS, OTR/L; Daniel Sawyer PT, DPT; and Michael Pechulis PT, DPT (Poster)

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Optimization of Guided Scheduling in the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, Miko Barbe and Justin Kashner MBA (Poster)

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CAUTI Education and Prevention, Suhani Barkley BSN, RN; Emily Berger RN; and Serena Shuler BSN, RN (Poster)

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Readmissions in Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients, Annalise Barner; James K. Wu MD; and Bryan D. Nelson MBA, NR-P (Poster)

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Researching the Profitability and Necessity for an Orthobiologics Center for the Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute (LVOI) at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Matthew Barraco, Jennifer Roeder MBA, Jennifer Burrell MHA, and Chelsea Evans DO (Poster)

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Ur-ine Trouble!, Vera Barros BSN, RN; Madison Bleiler BSN, RN; Joseph Gengarelly BSN, RN; Jackie Ni BSN, RN; and Jessie Scott RN (Poster)

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Benefits of Purposeful Patient Rounding, Shristi Basnet BSN, RN; Christopher Dela Cruz BSN, RN; and Pragya Sapkota BSN, RN (Poster)

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Sequential Compression Device (SCD) Compliance, Audrey Bassett BSN, RN; Victoria Bilski BSN, RN; and Tomas Pena BSN, RN (Poster)

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Clinical Informaticist Role in Fetal Monitor Integration, Sofia Bassett MSN, RN (Poster)

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Golden Hour: It Can't Wait!, Morgan Bauer BSN, RN; Natalie Grandinette BSN, RN; Anna Hambleton BSN, RN; and Tessa Weber BSN, RN (Poster)

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Identifying Risk Factors for Readmission of Trauma Patients Treated with Middle Meningeal Artery Embolization, Alexandria Baum and Michael Steven Farrell MD, MS (Poster)

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Skin Breakdown Prevention, Brianna Bayly BSN, RN; Jennifer Huxta BSN, RN; Rebecca Kane BSN, RN; and Emily Tora BSN, RN (Poster)

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An Assessment and Review of Residency and Fellowship Recruitment at LVHN, Miranda Bellocchio, Joseph E. Patruno MD, and Robert Sweeny MHA (Poster)

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Importance of Bedside Shift Report, Anna Beno BSN, RN; Nicholas Hanna BSN, RN; Ashleigh Luckenbill BSN, RN; Krisha Patel BSN, RN; and Lauren Stack ADN, RN (Poster)

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Prevention of Heel Pressure Injuries, Sage Berghold-Boger BSN, RN; Victoria Carsia BSN, RN; Julia Klembara BSN, RN; Lauren Mensch BSN, RN; and Preston Saylor BSN, RN (Poster)

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Analyzing Baseline Compliance on Four Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) Quality Measures in Diabetic Population, Jessica Berman; Alexandra Cline BSN. RN; and Lori Piltz MSN, BSN, RN (Poster)

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Nursing Education on Quality Feeding in the Newborn TLC Re-Education, Kayla Bishop ADN, RN; Kaitlyn Chenard BSN, RN; Kayleigh Dolan BSN, RN; Victoria Kately BSN, RN; and Charlene Weiner BSN, RN (Poster)

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SPIRIT Clinic Referrals and the Use of ICU Diaries, Stephanie Bishop BSN, RN, PHRN, NRP; Adam Mellinger BSN, RN; and Elise Nash ADN, RN (Poster)

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Compliance to Neonatal Hypoglycemia Protocol, Breanna Bliss BSN, RN; Madison Ryon BSN, RN; MIranda Koch BSN, RN; Linette Quezada ADN, RN; and Zara Chavdarova ADN, RN (Poster)

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Increasing Efficiency and Confidence of Nurse in Admission of Burn Patient, Tanisha Boodie BSN, MPH and Jessica Campbell BSN (Poster)

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Blood Culture Contamination, Erin Boyle RN; Shaneah Cozze RN; Nicole Costello BSN, RN; and Kaitlyn O'Brien BSN, RN (Poster)

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In Pursuit of Zero Preventable Deaths: A Retrospective Analysis of Venous Thromboembolism in Trauma Patients (Second Place), Emily Breslin and Matthew D. Painter MD (Poster)

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Pets Alleviating Workplace Stress (PAWS)- The PAWS Project, Colin Brisbois ADN, RN; Miranda Fettes BSN, RN; Lauren House ADN, RN; Maddison Lawrence ADN, RN; and Sara Siemiatkowski BSN, RN (Poster)

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Medication Use Evaluation of Neonatal Starter Total Parenteral Nutrition, Allexa Buckingham PharmD; Heather Kistler RD, CSP, LDN; Ophira Silbert MD; Nisha Vyas RPh; Sharyn Jones RPh; and Laura Hayn PharmD (Poster)

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Fall Prevention in the Emergency Department, Janel Bullard ADN, RN; Emily Clouse BSN, RN; Ashleigh Falcione BSN, RN; and Tristan Heim BSN, RN (Poster)

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Education for ED Clinical Staff for EBH Protocol, Danielle Burger BSN, RN; Bianca Carrera ADN, RN; Makenna Case BSN, RN; Jessica Smith BSN, RN; and Veline Smith BSN, RN (Poster)

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Standardization of Provider in Triage Process in an Emergency Department, Amber Busher BSN, RN; Ludis Caraballo ADN, RN; Sheyla Martinez BSN, RN; and Sarah Pfenning ADN, RN (Poster)

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Analysis of Major Causes of Stroke Among Patients which Underwent Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Christian Calderon Pinon and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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COVID-19 Mechanical Ventilation Patient Outcomes at a Community Academic Medical Center, Susan Carvin RRT-ACCS; Munawer Kermalli MBA, BS/BA; and Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS (Poster)

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Tiger Text Report, Jena Castanhinha ADN, RN; Kathryn Heilfurth BSN, RN; Skylas Nelson BSN, RN; and Alize Soto BSN, RN (Poster)

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Medication Use Evaluation of Intranasal and Buccal Dexmedetomidine for Procedural Sedation, Leah Castelnovo PharmD and Katelin Kimler PharmD, BCPPS (Poster)

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Exploring Undergraduate Medical Student Perceptions of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Nuha Cebeci MD (Poster)

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Exploratory Review of Medical Student Essays Reveals Learner Discomfort, Lack of Opportunities but Desire to Gain Competence, Nuha Cebeci MD and Susan E. Hansen MA (Poster)

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Exploratory Review of Medical Student Essays Reveals Learner Discomfort, Lack of Opportunities but Desire to Gain Competence, Nuha Cebeci MD, Susan E. Hansen MA, and Jessica K. Eygnor DO (Poster)

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A 2-Tiered Educational Program to Enhance Nutrition Knowledge, Confidence and Application Among Medical Residents, Kimberly Cephas MS, RD, CNSC, LDN; Jacqueline Labatch RD, CNSC, LDN; and Renee Selby RD, CNSC, LDN (Poster)

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Evaluation of Otolaryngologic and Neurosurgical intervention in LVHN patients diagnosed with Temporal Bone Fractures, Albert Chen, Christopher Wang, and Robert M. DeDio MD (Poster)

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Under Pressure: MedSurg Initiatives for Pressure Ulcer Reduction, Julia Cheng; Joseph J. Stirparo MD; Kathryn L Wheel MD; Bree A. Harrison BSN, RN, TCRN; Emily Bear BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN; Jaclyn Sharkazy PA-C, MSPAS; and Heather Faust MSN, RN, CMSRN (Poster)

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Elder Abuse Screening: Registry Monitoring for Elderly Abuse Screening Protocols, Julia Cheng; Joseph J. Stirparo MD; Kathryn L Wheel MD; Bree A. Harrison BSN, RN, TCRN; Emily Bear BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN; Jaclyn Sharkazy PA-C, MSPAS; and Jacquelynn Knight EMT-B (Poster)

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One Team: Integrating Quality, Registry and Clinical Care Through the Electronic Health Medical Record, Julia Cheng; Joseph J. Stirparo MD; Kathryn L Wheel MD; Bree A. Harrison BSN, RN, TCRN; Emily Bear BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN; Jaclyn Sharkazy PA-C, MSPAS; and Jacquelynn Knight EMT-B (Poster)

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Decreasing Episodes of Violence on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Michael Chen MD; Ralph A. Primelo MD; Laurence P. Karper MD; Brian Chilcote LCSW; Kristen Kelly MSN; Jessica Price PharmD, BCPS; and Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM (Poster)

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CHG Bathing: Re-Enforcing a Standard of Care, Jessica Chirico RN; Kirstin Dorney RN; Princess Enriquez RN; Krissten Kramer RN, OCN; Ashley Loiseau RN; and Patricia Schulte RN, OCN (Poster)

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The Impact of Orthostatic Vital Signs on Patient Fall Risk, Rachael Christy BSN, RN; Mike Joseph BSN, RN; Emily Lunny BSN, RN; and Samantha Razzi BSN, RN (Poster)

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How To Achieve Value-Based Care Through Decision Support, Jacob Cierech and Maulik P Purohit MD, MPH (Poster)

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Perioperative nursing: Investigating intraoperative normothermia, Autumn Ciesielski RN; Clara Stiner RN; Emily Pinnix BSN, RN; Marie Johnson BSN, RN; and Taylor Samsel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Reducing Missed Hygiene Care Opportunities, Bridget Clark BSN, RN; Steven Clark RN; Victoria Kelly BSN, RN; Sarah Madrid ADN, RN; Darnel Sanchez BSN, RN; and Denise Torres RN (Poster)

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Improving Knowledge on the Team Nursing Model, Maggie Classen BSN, RN; Cassidy Fernandez BSN, RN; and Teji Wang BSN, RN (Poster)

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Developing a Multidiscipinary Pathway for the Care of Patients after Brain Mass Resection in the Acute Care Setting, Caitlin Costanzo PT, DPT; Natalie Dispoto OTR/L; Zachariah Garcia PT, DPT; Tory Laubach OTR/L; Mollie Johnston PT, DPT; Nicole Moyer OTR; Lia Ruggerio SLP; Patricia Schlegel SLP; Aubrey Schmidt MS OTR/L, CSRS; Milagros Uviles-Montalvo MSPT; and Elaine Walsh SLP (Poster)

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Sensory Stimulation Protocol for the Complex Acute CVA Patient: A Case report, Caitlin Costanzo PT, DPT; Aubrey Schmidt MS OTR/L, CSRS; and Chelsea Shade OTD, OTR/L, CNS, CBIS (Poster)

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Implementing Tdap Vaccine Administration Protocol in a Pilot LVHN Family Medicine Clinic, Jacqueline Costello; Madalyn Schaefgen MD; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Sepsis Bundle Compliance, Kelsey Cronauer AND, RN; Steven Matukonis AND, RN; Austin McLaughlin BSN, RN; and Stephanie Heffelfinger AND, RN (Poster)

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Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Clinical Frailty Scale for Geriatric Trauma Patients, Lauren Curcio BSN, RN, GERO-BC and Chelsy Bechtold ADN, RN (Poster)

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Swaddled Immersion Baths Vs Traditional Sponge Baths, Anastasia Dalja RN, BSN; Kimberly Fawcett BSN, RN; Kaylee Hoffman BSN, RN; Victoria Kocher RN; and Samantha Miller RN (Poster)

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Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Reduce Unplanned Extubations in the NICU: Going Back to Basics, Jessica M. Dalton BSN, RN, CCRN; Andrea Konno MSN, RN, C-ELBW, RNC-NIC; and Dolores T. Suzansky MSN, RNC-NIC (Poster)

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Intravenous Acetaminophen May Reduce Opioid Use for Pain in the Emergency Department, John DelBianco MD; Aaron B Deutsch DO; Kimberly Sharpe PharmD; Jason Laskosky PharmD, BCPS; Laura Koons PharmD, MSP, BCCCP; Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; and Kenneth D. Katz MD (Poster)

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Respectful Maternity Care, Alyssa Deschler BSN, RN; Alyssa Guthrie BSN, RN; Margaret Hessling BSN, RN; Brianna McGowan BSN, RN; Jordan Nielsen BSN, RN; and Madelyn Suida BSN, RN (Poster)

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3, 2, 1: Novel Use of Clonidine Patch to Treat Tizanidine Withdrawal, Aaron B Deutsch DO, Curtis Oettel-Flaherty MD, Natalie E. Ebeling-Koning DO, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD, and Kenneth D. Katz MD (Poster)

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Improved Discharge Teaching, Amanda Dickison BSN, RN; Yea Jin Jang BSN, RN; Brianna Argenziano ADN, RN; Amanda Peters ADN, RN; and Lyndsey DelliSanti BSN, RN (Poster)

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Heart Health after Preeclampsia: A Model of Care, Lucas Djavaherian; Joanne Quiñones MD, MSCE; M DeChristopher; Amy M. Ahnert MD; and Yasotha Rajeswaran MD (Poster)

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Retrospective Demographic Review of LVHN Internal Medicine Residency Applicants, Elizabeth Donovan, Justin L. Guthier DO, and Brian J. Costello DO (Poster)

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Maintaining Heparin Drips in the Emergency Department, Erin Druding BSN, RN; Hannah Johnson BSN, RN; Rebecca Nothstein BSN, RN; and Brooke Woomer BSN, RN (Poster)

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Assessing Safety Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the ED After Receiving Phenobarbital for Alcohol Withdrawal, Natalie E. Ebeling-Koning DO, Alexandra Amaducci DO, Erin Smith DO, Ryan Surmaitis DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Andrew L. Koons, Derek J. Fikse DO, and Matthew D. Cook DO (Poster)

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Assessing Safety Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the ED After Receiving Phenobarbital for Alcohol Withdrawal, Natalie E. Ebeling-Koning DO, Alexandra Amaducci DO, Erin Smith DO, Ryan Surmaitis DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Andrew L. Koons DO, Derek J. Fikse DO, Matthew Ferdock PhD, and Matthew D. Cook DO (Poster)

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A Tale of Two Horsewomen: A Case Series of Equine Pergolide Toxicity, Natalie E. Ebeling-Koning DO, John DelBianco MD, Michael F. Singer, and Ryan Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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Anticholinergic Delirium in a Pediatric Patient Reversed With Transdermal Rivastigmine: A Case Report, Natalie E. Ebeling-Koning DO; Sarah Rand DO; Laura Koons PharmD, MSP, BCCCP; John D. Lindmark DO; Anthony F. Pizon; and Kenneth D. Katz MD (Poster)

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Impact of the Clinical Transplant Pharmacist on the Post Renal Transplant Discharge Medication Reconciliation Process, Susan Eckhart BSN, RN, CMSRN, CCTC (Poster)

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity During Delivery Hospitalization in Northeast Pennsylvania, Obianuju Egwuonwu DO, Brian Abel, and Kari Whitley (Poster)

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity During Delivery Hospitalization in Northeast Pennsylvania, Obianuju Egwuonwu DO and Kari Whitley (Poster)

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Impact of Supportive Housing Program Services on Loneliness and Well-being Among Previously Homeless Individuals, Sherief Elrafei; Ashwini Kamath Mulki MD, MBBS, MPH; and Nicole M. Burgess BS (Poster)

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Evaluation of Dose Rounding Opportunities for Cytotoxic Preparations and Monoclonal Antibodies in Pediatric Patients, Stephen Ensor PharmD and Kristin M. Held PharmD, BCOP (Poster)

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Admission Guideline for Acute TBI Patients at a Level III Trauma Center Without Neurosurgery Who Would Have Otherwise Been Transferred to a Level I or II Trauma Center, Alexandra Evans BSN, RN, TCRN; Daniel Roesler MD; Kimberlee Hettel BSN; Mary Ann Devine MD; and Mark Cipolle MD (Poster)

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Investigating Neighborhood Engagement & Perceptions, Quinn Fantozzi, Cheryl Arndt PhD, and Samantha A. Shaak PhD (Poster)

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ED-Specific Registered Nurse Preceptor Course, Hannah Farkus BSN, RN; Rhianna Scholl BSN, RN; and Sydney Weise BSN, RN (Poster)

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Microlearning Impact on Arterial Line Set-Up and Management, Michaeleen Farley RN, ADN (Poster)

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Posterior Circulation Cerebral Revascularization for Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease, Jeffrey Farooq, Keaton Piper, Elton Yeung, Jianjian Zhang, Harry van Loveren, Siviero Agazzi, and Tsz Lau (Poster)

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Enhanced Wound Care Identification and Intervention, Melissa Faura RD, LDN; Rachel Geosits MS, RDN, CNSC, LDN; and Ann Flickinger MS, RD, LDN (Poster)

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Carbapenem-Penicillin and Carbapenem-Cephalosporin Cross-Reactive Alerts in EPIC: Undervalued or Unnecessary?, Adam G Fennell, Amy Slenker MD, Shannon E. Fenstermacher PharmD, and Trevor Scheckelhoff DO (Poster)

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Description of Rating of Outcome Scale (ROS) Scoring Trends During Pilot Implementation in LVHN Partial Hospitalization Programs, David Finch, Regino Flores MD, Steve Denton LCSW, and Katherine B. Martin MD (Poster)

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Oxytocin Use and Hemorrhage Rates Before and During Medication Shortage, Shannon Fitzpatrick PharmD and Katelin Kimler PharmD, BCPPS (Poster)

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Surviving a Mass Casualty Event in a Rural Trauma Center, Carol Fox RN, BSN, CCRN and Melanie Bowman MSN, RN TCRN (Poster)

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Establishment of an Algorithm for the Care Management of Concussion Patients from an Occupational Therapy Perspective, Kelsey Frankenfield MS, OTR/L and Rachel Sassaman MS, OTR/L (Poster)

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Evaluating Blood Culture Contamination Rates Associated with a Newly Inserted Peripheral Intravenous (IV) Catheter, Jack Freemont; Deborah Fry MT (ASCP), MBA, CIC; Elisa C. Moyer BSN, RN, CEN; Christine Schmidt; Joseph Yashur BSPH; and Alyssa Kahr BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Effect of COVID-19 Isolation on Mental Health in the Pediatric Population, Danielle Fregoni, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Austin Schatzman, Erin Brown DO, Julia Vandenheuvel MD, Taylor Goldman, and Audrey Hughes (Poster)

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Aromatherapy to Decrease Nausea and Anxiety in the Pediatric Population, Riley Gaita BSN, RN; Angela Fridman BSN, RN; and Colleen Lyons RN (Poster)

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Examining the use of Antibiotics in Pediatric Cases of Community Acquired Pneumonia at LVHN, Meghana Ganapathiraju, Kristen M. Prendergast MD, and Wesley Dean MD (Poster)

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Why Don’t Patients Show Up? Improving Access to Patient Care in Family Medicine Clinics – A Qualitative Analysis of Root Causes of No-show, Xiaoxiao Gao and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs): A Narrative Review of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare Outcomes, Sahiti Gilela, Elizabeth A. Perkins, and Giyeon Kim (Poster)

Reducing STEMI Door to Balloon (D2B) Time Using NEAR Criteria and Prehospital EKG Transmission, Jay V. Gopal; Conor McLaughlin DO; Bryan D. Nelson MBA, NR-P; Orlando E. Rivera RN; Kashyap Kaul DO; Andrew Ferdock; Zachary Matuzsan DO; Ali Yazdanyar DO, PhD; Bruce Feldman DO; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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Wound Warriors, Victoria Gordon BSPH, ADN, RN; Krystal Nelson BSN, RN; Angela Knight-Williams ADN, RN; and Taylor Rinaldi BSN, RN (Poster)