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.

2021

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Assessing Resident Communication With Faculty from Multiple Specialties During High-Fidelity Simulation Designed to Provide Multi-Source Feedback, Michael C. Nguyen MD, Rebecca Dudley DO, Nicole Elliott DO, Bryan G. Kane MD, Katie Best RN, Matthew Nimmo DO, Matthew D. Cook DO, Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH, and Lisa Lindauer MD (Poster)

2020

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Bladder Retention Protocol, Alyssa Abrachinsky RN, Samantha Pruce RN, and Stacey Symons RN (Poster)

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Child Abuse Screening as a Triage Nurse in the Emergency Department, Yaranis Abud BSN, RN; Thomas Antenuci BSN, RN; Katahdin Brown RN; Jaclyn Hammill BSN, RN; Anna Kellaher BSN, RN; and Cassandra Miller RN (Poster)

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Continuous Lateral Rotation—Time to Turn, Steven Adoff BSN, RN; Nicole Compano RN; Ariel Danziger RN; and Allison Bunk BSN, RN (Poster)

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Purposeful Patient Rounding, Kristen Ahner ADN, RN; Charlotte Connors BSN, RN; Sarah Fryberger ADN, RN; and Rosa Yepez-Lozano ADN, RN (Poster)

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Flushing Policy Compliance on Central Lines, Nicole Ahrens BSN, RN; Erin Ginther BSN, RN; and Emily Naugler BSN, RN (Poster)

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IF YOU’RE HAPI AND YOU KNOW IT CLAP YOUR HANDS!, Zaida Alba BSN, RN; Jennifer Mazzanti AD, RN; Norbert Kaminski RN; Jay Almodovar RN; and Nicole Youngcourt BSN, RN (Poster)

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Incubator Humidification and Microbial Growth, Natalie Alegant BSN, RN; Lisa Dorflinger RN; Sharita Jackson BSN, RN; Ariana Jacoby BS, BSN, RN; and Carissa Thompson BSN, RN (Poster)

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“The Pause", Krystal Alimenti RN; Julianne Hill BSN, RN; and Lou Luther BSN, RN (Poster)

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Fat Embolism Syndrome as the Presenting Syndrome of Undiagnosed Sickle Cell Disease in a Middle-aged Adult, Jamie Allen DO, Osman Z. Abbasi DO, Louis Morolla DO, Andres Zirlinger MD, Jeffrey M. Gesell DO, and Benjamin Lin MS (Poster)

Expansion of Osteopathic Core Clinical Campus: Double the Size, Double the Challenges to Ensure Quality Education, Nora Alu, Davida Leayman, and Aileen McGuigan MS (Poster)

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A Needs Assessment of Telemedicine Implementation in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Benjamin Antill; Robert Kruklitis MD; and Mindy Brosious BSN, RN (Poster)

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Using NSQIP-Pediatrics to Target Quality Improvement Initiatives for Appendicitis, Erin Arevalo and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Non-Traumatic Dislocation of the Knee, Xander Arwand DO (Poster)

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BURN BUDDIES: A teamwork approach, Joshua Ashmar BSN, RN; Julie Gardner RN; Andrea Santiago RN; and Amanda Wills BSN, RN (Poster)

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Pain Assessments in the Non-verbal Hospice Patient, Victoria Avelar BSN, RN; Ibrahima Diallo BSN, RN; and Anna-Kay Foreste RN (Poster)

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Physician Directed Smoking Cessation in the ED: Do Patients Opt-Out?, Ali S. Aziz BS; Natalie M. Greco MD; Timothy J. Batchelor MD; Andrew H F Miller DO; Theodore Doherty DO; Robert Kruklitis MD, PhD; Lauren Crowley BA; Edward W. Casey RPh, MBA; Elizabeth A. MacLean PharmD, PhD; JoAnn B. Trainer PharmD; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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The Skin Bundle, Jordan Bagby ADN, RN; Ahema Mensah BSN, RN; Melanie Mosiniak BSN, RN; Katelyn Muraski BSN, RN; and Shantel Sosa BSN, RN (Poster)

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Birth Trauma Education, Jenna Bartel BSN, RN; Jessica Chomo BSN, RN; and Rebecca Osborne BSN, RN (Poster)

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DESIGNATED TURN TEAMS FOR Q2 TURNS IN THE ICU, Abigail Bauer RN and Emily Clowes RN (Poster)

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Nonpharmacological De-escalation Method Education, Chelsy Bechtold ADN, RN and Abbie McCall BSN, RN (Poster)

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Physician Driven Time Outs in Operating Room, Jenna Benfield RN; Ashley Scanlan RN; Lauren Knock RN; Kelli Stillwell BSN, RN; and Christina Thomas BSN, RN (Poster)

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Screening of Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), Katie Bergan ADN, RN; Eva Marte ADN, RN; and Ashley Young ADN, RN (Poster)

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Standardized Reporting for ED to CC Unit Transfers, Alexandria Berkhimer BSN, RN; Jasmyn Butryn BSN, RN; Carlos Fernandez BSN, RN; Melinda Kriebel BSN, RN; and Sarah Malinowski BSN, RN (Poster)

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Skin to Skin Education, Shawna Bernotas RN and Tori Kunkle BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Documentation of Is and Os in CHF Patients, Lauren Biege BSN, RN; Adam Braun MSN, RN; and Stephanie Figueroa ADN, RN (Poster)

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Glucose Management, Dushaun Blackwood BSN, RN; Lori Holliday ADN, RN; Christina Peyroux BSN, RN; and Kelsey Phillips BSN, RN (Poster)

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Tip Sheet for Floating Nurses, Janelle Blanchard BSN, RN; Jennifer Breen RN; Mary Mccartney RN; and Victoria Negron BSN, RN (Poster)

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Four Eyes Skin Assessment, Stephanie Blanco BSN, RN; Kerri Lherisson BSN, RN; Jessica Mardini BSN, RN; and Connor Ruhl BSN, RN (Poster)

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When Will I See You Again?, Stephanie Bonga BSN, RN; Taylor Driscoll BSN, RN; and Kathryn Muir ADN, RN (Poster)

Ambulation Documentation, Danielle Borges and Jay Lord Solanoy BSN, RN (Poster)

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Education Documentation, Karen Bossert RN; Nicolette Cunningham BSN, RN; and Jessica Foley BSN, RN (Poster)

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NovosorbTM Biodegradable Temporizing Matrix (BTM) in the Complex Wound: A Retrospective Three-Year Review, Lydia Bothwell and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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SCD Compliance, Megan Buckman RN and Savannah Naughton RN (Poster)

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COVID-19 Testing in Asymptomatic Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery, Joseph Budisak; Cathyann Feher RN,MSN; and Michael D. Pasquale MD, FACS, FCCM (Poster)

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Epic’s “Brain”, Julian Caiazzo BSN, RN; Gina Gobo BSN, RN; and Angelica Hartzell BSN, RN (Poster)

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Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Delirium and Agitation, Lauren Cain BSN, RN; Megan Hanlon BSN, RN; and Hayley Joseph RN, CMA (Poster)

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Nursing Comfort in Discussing Altered Body Image in Patients Post-Trauma, Sean Callihan BSN, RN; Brandon Haeseler BSN, RN; Joshua Landsberger BSN, RN; and Kelly Pushkar ASN, RN (Poster)

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Identifying Nurse Burnout and Coping Mechanisms, Isis Cameron RN; Maricely Mercado BSN, RN; Marie Roche BSN, RN; and Margaret Seymour BSN, RN (Poster)

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Emergency Room Need for Ancillary Staff, Nicole Cameron RN, Catherine Olivier RN, Sarah Orosco RN, and Stephen Bolusky RN (Poster)

Creating a Compassionate Future Healthcare Workforce: A Recruitment, Engagement and Retention Case Study at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Seth A. Campbell PA-C; Kerri Green MS, MEd.; Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; kristin Applegate MEd, BSN, RN, ACSM CES; and Veronica De Blois MEd, BSN, RN (Poster)

Bridging Health Care through Trust: Physician Assistant Student Engagement in Street Medicine, Seth A. Campbell PA-C; Wendi Hontz PA-C; and Kerri Green MS, MEd. (Poster)

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Drivers of Trust in Pediatric Health Care: Role of Family-Centered Care, Alyssa Carlier (Poster)

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Developmental Care Rounding in the Neonatal ICU, Arianna Casper BSN, RN; Brianna Gammel BSN, RN; Megan Horensky BSN, RN; Meghan Kaminski BSN, RN; and Katherine Mitchel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Personal Protective Equipment, Sarah Chapman RN (Poster)

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Patient Acuity Tool and Equity of Patient Assignments, Jenelle Clelland BSN, RN and Stephanie Berman BSN, RN (Poster)

Tube Dressing Changes to Maintain Skin Integrity, Jessica Cogill BSN, RN; Kori Holtzman BSN, RN; Kali Heffner RN; Michael Lebus BSN, RN; and Haley Tierney BSN, RN (Poster)

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Measures of Empathy, Burnout and Emotional Intelligence in Pharmacy Students: Time for a Change?, Jaclyn Cole PharmD, BCPS; Melissa Ruble PharmD, BCPS; Joann Farrell Quinn PhD; Amy B. Smith PhD; Lexis Laubach BS; Deborah DeWaay MD; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Jennifer Macfarlan MPH; and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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Managing LDA’s Using the LDA Avatar, Alexa Coleman; Rachel Hefele BSN, RN; and Jessica Logan RN (Poster)

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Increasing Staff Compliance with Preterm Neonatal Standardized Prone Positioning Tool, Nicole Conover BSN, RN; Gabrielle Morena BSN, RN; and Kelly Staub BSN, RN (Poster)

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Skin-Prep Application to Prevent Skin Breakdown for NGT, Julie Crews RN; Jessica Hari RN; and Susan Schroeder BSN, RN (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report, Matthew Danner RN (Poster)

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Integrative Therapy in Laboring Patients, Martha Davalos ADN, RN and Amber Debolt BSN, RN (Poster)

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Child Abuse Detection, Kendra Davis BSN, RN and Jessica Supp BSN, RN (Poster)

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Developing A Questionnaire And Data Analysis Process: Identification Of Practice And Provider Stigma Score In Order To Improve And Measure Training Efforts, Jessica Deemer and Angela Colistra LPC, PhD, MS (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report, Bridaliz Delcid BSN, RN and Arefa Tajdar BSN, RN (Poster)

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When to Call an RRT and the Bedside Nurse’s Role in an RRT, Kelly Delong BSN, RN and Nathan Newborg BSN, RN (Poster)

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Decreasing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries, Justine Depena BSN, RN; Judith Houdershieldt RN; Morgan Puida BSN, RN; and Megan Rosenberger BSN, RN (Poster)

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Virtual Health Care Career Exploration, Emily Deschler, Elizaveta Makarova, Abby Heilenman, Tipsuda Sopho, Emily Kidd, Nick Defulvio, Isaiah Martino, Sarah A. Jones Sapienza MD, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Postoperative Orthostatic Hypotension, Lauren Dillon BSN, RN; Elizabeth Lamm BSN, RN; Ashley Lalik BSN, RN; and Kim Visnar RN (Poster)

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Correlation of Relative Value Unit Reimbursement in Trauma Surgery with Hospital Length of Stay, Collin Duff, Jade Vanderpool, and Joseph J. Stirparo MD (Poster)

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GWEP Goals of Care, Audrey Dunstan and Nyann Biery MS (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report in the Emergency Department, Jennifer Dwyer BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Weiss BSN, RN; Tatiana Augustin BSN, RN; and Olivia Mease RN (Poster)

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Reduction of Falls Through the Utilization of Education, Ashley Eckert BSN, RN; Carley Cunningham BSN, RN; Shay Gimbel ADN, RN; and Olivia Hauger BSN, RN (Poster)

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Assessing Resident Communication with Faculty from Multiple Specialties in Pediatric Simulation Designed to Provide Multi-Source Feedback, Nicole Elliott DO; Michael C. Nguyen MD; Matthew Nimmo DO; Rebecca Dudley DO; Matthew D. Cook DO; Diane Begany MD; Sofia M. Murillo BS, PA-S; Katie Best RN; Lauren Crowley BA; and Bryan G. Kane MD (Poster)

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Coordinating and Improving the Quality of Care in Patients with Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Daniel Elmi, Scott Beman MD, and Jennifer Macfarlan MPH (Poster)

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A Perfect Storm for Achilles, Paul Fernandes DO (Poster)

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Pressure Injury Prevention with Proper Wedge Use in the Emergency Department, Kristen Fitzsimons BSN, RN; Jacqueline Mee BSN, RN; Noelle Noble RN; and Jordan Taffel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Candles for Hospice Patients, Brenna Flood BSN, RN; Jennifer Buhler BSN, RN; and Juliana Mitchell BSN, RN (Poster)

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Predictive Modeling to Forecast Discharge Disposition in Individuals Undergoing Total Joint Replacement, Kimberly Fritts DPT; Megan Howard PT, MPT; and Susanne E. McKenna PT (Poster)

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A Retrospective Review of Outcomes Associated With Treatment Modalities Utilized In The Management of Diffuse Large B Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Benjamin Fry; Donna Colabroy RN, MSN, OCN, CCM; Melissa Kratz RN, MSN, AOCN; Dennis Sopka MD; and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Covid-19 Video Visits Reduces Racial Barriers To Care: Sociodemographic Factors That Influence Access to Virtual Care, Naomi Ganpo-Nkwenkwa; Kyle Shaak BS; Beth Careyva M.D.; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Impacting Rate of Critical Hypoglycemic Events, Ariel Gardner RN; Melanie Gomez BSN, RN; and Tina Hemmerle RN (Poster)

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So Much to Lose: A Review of 25 Bariatric Surgery Cases in People Living With HIV (PLWH) at an Urban, Ryan White-Funded HIV Clinic, Marcelo Gareca MD; Julie E. Vitale MS; and Joseph L. Yozviak DO, FACP (Poster)

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Developing Standardized Communication between Nurses and Technical Partners, Tracy Gilbert BSN, RN and Christina Dejesus BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Press Ganey Scores by Providing Group Medication Education, Matthew Girton BSN, RN; Stephanie Shook RN; and Claire Tita RN (Poster)

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Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain and Sedation, Kayla Gleason BSN, RN; Cameron Keys BSN, RN; Lori King BSN, RN; and Kim Ruiz BSN, RN (Poster)

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Faculty Development in a Pandemic: Design and Delivery of Remote-Based Medical Education, Anne Glowacki and Kerri Green EdD, MS (Poster)

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Comparing Bilirubin Measurements of Sternum and Lower Abdomen: A Pilot Study for Using Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurements During Phototherapy, Willow Goff and Michael Schwartz MD (Poster)

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Mindfulness Associated with Vicarious Trauma, Jennifer Grablewski RN and Riley Schaeffer BSN, RN (Poster)

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Debriefing Tool Used in Labor and Delivery, Rebekah Grandfield BSN, RN; Alyssa Kocher BSN, RN; Desiree McHugh RN; and Meaghan Bogush BSN, RN (Poster)

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Self-harm Poisonings Among Transgender Patients: Analysis of Toxicology Investigator’s Consortium Registry, Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Natalie E. Ebeling-Koning DO; Cody R. McWhirter BS; Mikayla B. Hurwitz BS; Lexis T. Laubach BS; Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Judith Sabino MPH, CDP; Beth Careyva M.D.; Andrew L. Koons; Matthew D. Cook DO; Kenneth D. Katz MD; Robert D. Cannon DO; and Ryan M Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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Making Change in Medical Errors in the Emergency Department, Devon Green BSN, RN; Soo Jin Han BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Kilroy BSN, RN; Danielle Michlovsky BSN, RN; and Amy Min BSN, RN (Poster)

Recruitment, Engagement and Retention Model: Growth from Medical Student to Resident/Fellow to Lehigh Valley Health Network Attending, Kerri Green MS, MEd.; Craig W. Bleiler; and Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS (Poster)

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Agents of Exposure in Transgender Patient Cases Managed by a Toxicologist: An Analysis of the Toxicology Investigator’s Consortium (ToxIC) Registry, Phillip M. Grenz DO; Mikayla B. Hurwitz BS; Cody R. McWhirter BS; Lexis Laubach BS; Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Judith Sabino MPH, CDP; Beth Careyva M.D.; Matthew D. Cook DO; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Robert D. Cannon DO; and Ryan M Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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A Case of Secondary Syphilis, Naeha Gupta DO, Megan Jones-Sheets DO, and Stephen M. Purcell DO (Poster)

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GME Action Learning: GMEC Re-Design, Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS (Poster)

Department of Education as Innovation: Approaching 20 Years of Innovation in Educational Infrastructure, Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Cynthia A. Cappel MSN, RN-BC1; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; and Kerri J. Green MS, MEd. (Poster)

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Diabetic Education, Kaitlin Harmon BSN, RN; Sean Snibbe ADN, RN; and Kaitlyn Russel ADN, RN (Poster)

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PEWS vs CHEWS, Paige Harrold BSN, RN; Allison Charles BSN, RN; Aubrey Berrigan BSN, RN; and Amanda Hess ADN, RN (Poster)

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Post-Fall Huddle Education at LVHN, Jordan Hedemann ADN, RN; Soriana Salloum BSN, RN; Ashley Symons RN; Mackenzie Wilson ADN, RN; and Kaitlyn Wolff BSN, RN (Poster)

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Evaluation of Wait Times for Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy, Kristin M. Held Wheatley PharmD, BCOP and Rachael Gerstein PharmD (Poster)

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Reversing Neuromuscular Blockades and the Readiness to Extubate, Sarah Hepler BSN, RN; Kathryn Mckelvey BSN, RN; and Michaella Ohl BSN, RN (Poster)

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Post-operative Pain Management, Brandee Herring RN and Destiny Fertig RN (Poster)

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Outcomes of Septal Myectomy on Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Caitlin Hoeing, Kaitlyn Kelly, Thomas Perillo, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Improving Nurse Patient Communication, Cara Hoffman RN and Helay Vargas BSN, RN (Poster)

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Pediatric Peripheral IV Insertion Tool, Logan Hones BSN, RN; Alicia Minnich BSN, RN; Gabriella Tammaro BSN, RN; and Valerie Ramsaywack ADN, RN (Poster)

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Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Adversely Affected Measure of Burnout and Empathy in Emergency Medicine Residents?, Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Amy B. Smith PhD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Bryan G. Kane MD; Jennifer Macfarlan MPH; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Alexander M. Rosenau DO; Sofia Murillo PA-S; Lauren Crowley BA; Elaine A. Donoghue MD; and Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP (Poster)

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Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis-Like Acute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, Megan Jones-Sheets DO, Tanya Ermolovich DO, and Hina Sheikh (Poster)

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Bad Blood: A Case of Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Amogh M. Joshi DO, Kevin J. Hess DO, Zeeshan Ali MD, and Nicholas Lamparella DO (Poster)