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.

2019

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“Everyone Needs A Buddy”, Sandra Abouafech BSN RN, Tiffany A. Dobracki BSN RN, Kaela Mangan BSN RN, Patrick T. Newins BSN RN, and Elizabeth A. Wiseley BSN RN (Poster)

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No Pain, All Game, Paige A. Ackerman BSN, RN; Kayla Hartz BSN, RN; Natalie Spanitz BSN, RN; and Ethan J. Xander BSN, RN (Poster)

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Fear of Falling: Can We Reduce It?, Aisha Adams RN; Carl A. Handwerk BSN, RN; Emily Macbride RN; and Tyler Groner BSN, RN (Poster)

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A Predictive Model for Decreasing Clinical No-Show Rates in a Primary Care Setting, M Usman Ahmad; Angie Zhang; and Rahul Mhaskar MPH, PhD (Poster)

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Traumatic Tricuspid Regurgitation: When to Operate, Ghulam Akbar MD, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari, Fnu Vikram MD, and Raman Dusaj MD (Poster)

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Isolated Bicuspid Pulmonic Valve: “Forgotten Valve” and a Rare Anomaly, Ghulam Akbar MD, Fnu Vikram MD, Lohit Garg MD, Larry E. Jacobs MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Stroke Alert Pathway, Brittney J. Alphee BSN, RN; Erin E. Ellwood BSN, RN; Christopher A. Hutter BSN, RN; and Sara E. Skinner BSN, RN (Poster)

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“Do you WANT it, or do you NEED it?” Standardization of Doctor’s Preference Cards, Autumn Altemose ADN, RN; Christopher M. Evans BS, BSN, RN; Marybridget Martin ADN, RN; and Sean Wang BA, BSN, RN (Poster)

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Education will Improve Documentation of Intravenous Lines for Registered Nurses, Alexander J. Altomare BSN, RN; Summer Meister BSN, RN; and Jessica A. Randolph BSN, RN (Poster)

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Cardiogenic shock patients on VA-­ECMO with/without unloading from Impella, Samrah Ansari, Caitlin Hoeing, Sophie Pickering, Alexandra Reph, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Identifying Cultural Practices in Childbirth & Integrating Traditional Beliefs with Western Biomedicine, Kate Appel and Amanda B. Flicker MD (Poster)

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A Qualitative Study to Understand Resident and Student Perceptions of Factors Leading to a Meaningful Third-Year Clerkship Experience, Annalise Armstrong and Daniel Relles MD (Poster)

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Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Andrea J. Artesani BSN, RN; Abbey E. Bortz BSN, RN; Sloan Fry BSN, RN; Jonni-Lyn Knerr BSN, RN; and Elyssa M. Yanik BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Impact of Deep-breathing on Anxiety, Anita S. Asnani ADN, RN and Deanna Stoudt ADN, RN (Poster)

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Prolaris Score Prediction of Adverse Pathology Following Radical Prostatectomy, Sarah Azari, Michael Su, Benjamin Croll MD, Joseph Feliciano MD, and Angelo A. Baccala MD (Poster)

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Understanding COPD Patients’ Values in Regards to Educational Modalities Offered at a Local Pulmonology Clinic, Nathaniel Baker (Poster)

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Vague Hip Pain in a 9-Year Old Soccer Player, Paolo N. Balmaseda MD and Chelsea Evans DO (Poster)

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Retroactive Analysis of Advanced Spine Center Patient Care and Outcomes in Correlation with the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire Scores, Gabrielle Barraco, Bridgit O'Brien, Kara Spanswick MHA, and Joann Gilmore RN (Poster)

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Sterile Neutrophilic Folliculitis with Vasculopathy in a Young Male Patient with Infective Endocarditis, Carl Barrick DO, Naeha Gupta DO, Richard McCalin MD, and Stephen M. Purcell DO (Poster)

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A Case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Presenting With Depression and Anxiety, Kathryn B. Bartlett DO; Kathleen E. Kane MD; Bryan G. Kane MD; Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; and Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD (Poster)

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Overcoming Brick and Mortar: Feasibility of Implementation of a MAT and Linkage to Treatment Program by Leveraging Community Partnerships, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Priyanka Lauber DO; Jamie Allen DO; Nathan Boateng BA; Samantha A. Shaak PhD; Paige Roth MSW, LSW, CRS; Lexis Laubach BS; Lauren M. Crowley BA; David B. Burmeister DO, FACEP, CPE; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Feasibility of Implementation of an Emergency Department Discharge Opioid Taper Protocol, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Joshua Rosentel BSn, RN; Erin Farber DO; Joseph Levi DO, DPT; Lexis Laubach BS; Lauren Crowley BA; Richard S. MacKenzie MD, MBOE; David M. Richardson MD; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Baseline Characteristics for Consideration of Prophylactic Feeding Tube Placement in Persons Undergoing Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A Retrospective Chart Review, Amy Beltz; Janine Gilboy RD, LDN; Erin Levine RD, CSO, LDN; Brian J. Patson MD; and Jennifer Brennan RD, CSO (Poster)

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Nurse Burnout in Medical Surgical Units, Cassandra Berger RN, BSN; Lauren Malloy RN, BSN; and Precious White RN, BSN (Poster)

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Reducing Device-Related Pressure Injuries From Naso-gastric Tubes, Suvidha Bhasin RN, BSN; Andrew J. Maggio RN, BSN; and Rose Mazza RN, BSN (Poster)

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Am I Dying? - Advance Directives, Gina Bianco BSN, RN; Shannon Donahue RN; and Carly Gomez BSN, RN (Poster)

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Community Health Worker Home Visits for Geriatric Patients in Primary Care: An Impact Evaluation, Nyann Biery MS, Brenda Frutos MPH, and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

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All Hands In For Hand Hygiene, Jillyn Black BSN, RN and Janet Ro BSN, RN (Poster)

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Developing and Delivering Provider Education on Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lindsay Bock and Amanda B. Flicker MD (Poster)

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Using Teach-back to Educate About New Medications, Lauren N. Boksan BSN, RN, 5K; Brigid E. Darrah BSN, RN, 6K; and Yovianna Garcia BSN, RN, 6K (Poster)

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Opioid-free Appendectomy: Reducing Length of Stay While Controlling Pain in the Pediatric Patient, Lydia Bothwell, Travis Hoover, Daniel Relles MD, Sarah A. Jones Sapienza MD, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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SMOKING CESSATION, Megan L. Bowers RN, Lauren J. Lorent RN, Brianna E. Lopez RN, and Mitchell Wytovich RN (Poster)

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Teamwork between Engineering and Medicine: Collaboraitve Training in the Emergency Department, Philip Bowers; Xiandong Peng MEng; Elyse R. Stevens MEng; Ana-Julia Alexandrescue-Anselm MS; Richard S. MacKenzie MD, MBOE; Terrill E. Theman MD, MEng; Andrew C. Miller DO; Ann L. Gallagher RN, BSN; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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An Uncommon Complication of a Common Medication: Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Secondary to Supratherapeutic INR, Nathan Brewster DO, Christopher Lenivy DO, Kareem Godil MD, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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I Spy with My Little Eye… an iPad!, Elizabeth Bringhurst BSN, RN; Ashley M. Karinja ADN, RN; and Dina Meaney ADN, RN (Poster)

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PROMOTING NOISE REDUCTION, Christina M. Bucci ADN, RN and Emili Neubauer ADN, RN (Poster)

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Metastatic Melanoma to the Stomach: A Rare Cause of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Robert V. Decker MD, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

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Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to the Small Bowel: A Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Anam Malik MD, Reema M. Vaze MD, Michal Kloska MD, Robert andrews MD, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Esophageal Necrosis: A Rare Complication of Diabetic Ketoacidosis – A Case Report, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Ethan S. Stern DO, Robert andrews MD, and Frederic Stelzer MD (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report, Schennel Bzdek BSN, RN and Taylor Heydt BSN, RN (Poster)

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Compassion Fatigue: “The Cost of Caring”, Hannah Cairl BSN, RN; Larissa Costa BSN, RN; Erika N. Stein RN; Tara L. Heimer RN; and Amanda S. Demczyszyn RN (Poster)

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Developing a Standard Diet Questionnaire for Pediatric Headache Medicine to Detect Dietary Triggers in Children with Chronic Migraine, Gabriela Campusano and Zuhal Ergonul MD, PhD (Poster)

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Increasing Recognition of FAST Symptoms in Stroke Patients, Rhonda C. Carl BSN, RN; Kaityln R. Daniels RN; and Samantha J. Green RN (Poster)

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PURPOSEFUL HOURLY ROUNDING 5J & 4B Pediatrics, Paige Caroff BSN, RN and Erica L. Rau ADN, RN (Poster)

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Increasing Patient Fall Risk Awareness Through Video Education, Olivia V. Cary BSN, RN and Sarah Licata ASN, RN (Poster)

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Environmental Modifications In The Confused Patient, Hannah M. Case BSN, RN; Kimberly Cougle BSN, RN; Kimberly L. Roman BSN, RN; Shirley E. Samson BSN, RN; and Courtney R. Waite BSN, RN (Poster)

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Understanding Anticoagulation Decisions in Atrial Fibrillation, John Cassel and Zhe Chen MD (Poster)

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Propofol Infusion Syndrome: a Serious Complication With a Commonly Used Drug in the ICU, Hernando Castillo MS, Jaimin Patel DO, Nathan Brewster DO, Swetangini Patel P3, and Brian Civic MD (Poster)

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PUREWICK: Can it Save Our Skin?, Kian Caufman BSN, RN; Kate Ferullo ADN, BS, RN, RRT, AE-C; and Natalie A. Wilkinson BSN, RN (Poster)

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Modifying the Existing CHF Pathway for Acute CHF seen in the ED using New Guidelines and Feedback to Improve Compliance and Increase Appropriate Discharges from the ED, Jigar Chauhan and Richard S. MacKenzie MD (Poster)

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The Effect of Early Detection and Treatment of Early Stage Lung Cancer on the Thoracic Navigator Role, Martiza Y. Chicas RN, PCCN; Raizalie Roman RN, BSN, OCN; Kathleen Sevedge RN, MA, AOCN; Jeanne Kenna RN, OCN; Angela Miller RN, M.Ed, OCN; Laura Beaupre BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC; Jane Zubia RN, OCN, CBPN I-C; Cynthia Smith RN, BSN, MA; Alyssa Pauls RN, BSN, OCN; and Tracy L. Walczer RN, BSN, OCN (Poster)

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Effectiveness of the “Timed Up and Go” (TUG) and the Chair Test as Screening Tools for Geriatric Fall Risk Assessment in the ED, Richard Chow DO; Andre Lee; Bryan G. Kane MD; Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Stephen W. Dusza DrPH; Matthew C. Meyers BS; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Standardized Work to Promote Meal Breaks for Registered Nurses, Kelly Clark BSN, RN,; Megan Ford RN; Kasey A. Gaydos BSN, RN,; Evelynn V. Lienhard RN; and Victoria Ware BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Accuracy of Patient Weights, Patricia Combs RN, Sarah J. Mccauley RN, and Deena A. Turek RN (Poster)

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DYSPNEA ASSESSMENT TOOL IN COMFORT CARE, Kathryn A. Comitz BSN, RN; Mindi J. Radcliff BSN, RN; and Blair M. Burris BSN, RN (Poster)

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Data Dashboard: Making the Electronic Medical Record Work for You, Erin M. Conahan RN, CNRN and Claranne Mathiesen RN, MSN, CNRN (Poster)

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Don’t Wake Grandpa, Thomas Costanzo BSN, RN; Rachael E. Daly BSN, RN; and Christina Thompson BSN, RN (Poster)

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Can Prolaris Score be used to predict change in Gleason Score from biopsy to post-radical prostatectomy pathology?, Benjamin Croll MS4 (Poster)

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KEEP THE IV CLEAN, USE SALINE!, Anna Dainauski BSN, RN; Nicole A. Liebeknecht BSN, RN; Emily Luchansky BSN, RN; and Andrew R. Oertner BSN, RN (Poster)

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Halting Hyperbilirubinemia: Creating a Pathway to Success, Nicole C. Dalessio BSN, RN, CPN; Ashley M. Divincenzo BSN, RN, CPN; Kendra J. Savage BSN, RN, CPN; and Samantha Steich BSN, RN, CPN (Poster)

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Management of Large Aspergilloma with Massive Hemoptysis Complicated by Adhesions from a Previous Partial Lobectomy, Johnathon Dallarosa MD, Nathan Brewster DO, Brian J. Holahan DO, Kareem Godil MD, Jaimin Patel DO, and Jessica Boehmler MD (Poster)

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Abdominal TB, More to Abdominal Masses and Symptoms Than Meets the Eye, Johnathon Dallarosa MD and Breanna S. Goldner DO (Poster)

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Baby Nurse Training for MBU Nurses, Joanne Daris RN, BSN; Heather Fitzgerald RN, BSN; and Katie J. Kilcullen RN, BSN (Poster)

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Geographic Exploration of Lehigh Valley Health - Diabetes, Allison Davis; Kyle Shaak BS; Michael Topmiller PhD; Autumn Kieber-Emmons MD, MPH; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Beth Careyva M.D.; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; and Nicole M. Burgess BS (Poster)

Rate of Reglan Administration and its' Side Effects IV push, Kelly Deiter BSN, RN; Kristin N. Hickman ADN, RN; and Kamila Krakornikova ADN, RN (Poster)

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"Quick! Where should we go!?": The effects of an educational refrigerator magnet on healthcare knowledge, decisionmaking, and time to decision., David Delnegro and Crystal Jacovino DO (Poster)

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Recycling in ICU, Crystalynn S. Desmond BSN, RN; Destiny K. Disimile BSN, RN; Maria B. Kayrish BSN, RN; and Meredith Kerns BSN, RN (Poster)

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Congenital Nasal Pyriform Aperture Stenosis, Priya P. Dmello BSN, RNC-NIC and Jane M. Nemeth MSN, RNC-NIC (Poster)

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Shiitake Mushroom-Induced Flagellate Dermatitis, Claire O. Dorfman DO and Nektarios I. Lountzis MD (Poster)

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Identification of Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department, Mackenzie E. Dorney BSN RN; Ethan Motsney BSN, RN; Fritzie Manrique BSN RN; and Mallory Stickler BSN, RN (Poster)

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Building a Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery Through a Referral Provider Network (RPN), Sarah Douress; Taylor Wejkszner; Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR; James Miller CRNA; and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Comparison of Grit, Depression, Anxiety and USMLE Scores in the Civilian and Military Medical Student Populations, Emily Duerr BS, Kevin O’Brien MD, and Katryna Thomas BS (Poster)

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Quality Improvement: Enhancing Provider Screening of Adolescent Substance Use With CRAFFT Questionnaire, Julia C. Durante MD; Emily Pollack MD; Richard J. Mazzaccaro MD, PhD; and Rosa Gomez-DeJesus MD (Poster)

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The Long and Winding Road: A Case Study of a Child with Niemann-Pick Disease, Michele M. Dzomic (Poster)

Will Attending an Educational In-service About LGBT health Help Emergency Department Nurses Communicate Effectively, and Instill Confidence in Performing a Culturally Sensitive Health Assessment While Providing care for a Patient Who Identifies as Transgender?, Timothy Eckhart ADN, RN; Taylor R. Miller RN; and Fernando Rodriguez BSN, RN (Poster)

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Current perspectives on the role of telemedicine in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Joel L. Eisenberg BS; Jyhgong Gabriel Hou MD, PhD; and Peter J. Barbour MD (Poster)

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Transitioning Patients off Telemetry in Cardiac Rehabilitation Increasing Confidence to Exercise Independently, Tara Encarnacion MS, ACSM-CEP (Poster)

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Addressing Treatment for Fall Risk Patients in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Tara Encarnacion MS, ACSM-CEP; Bari L. Diubaldo M.Ed, CCRP; and Crysta L. Zimmerman MS, ACSM-CEP (Poster)

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Assessing Resident and Fellow Wellbeing and Burnout Levels: Lessons Learned from a Pilot of the AMA Mini-Z Wellbeing Survey, Tanya A. Ensminger BA and Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS (Poster)

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Rhabdomyolysis: An Unusual Presenting Symptom of Hypothyroidism, Kourtney Erickson DO, Grace Berlin DO, and Marie S. O’Brien DO (Poster)

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Don’t Be Blind to the Diagnosis: An Intriguing Case of Monocular Blindness, Kourtney Erickson DO, Kaitlyn L. Buzard DO, Daniel Tseytlin DO, Carolyn Casey DO, and Eugene Alexandrin MD (Poster)

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Spread Knowledge, Not Infection: An Educational Assessment of PICC Line Maintenance, Ashley M. Erwin BSN, RN and Anne L. Workman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton Trauma PI Process, Alexandra K. Evans (Poster)

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Clinical Indications for Peripheral IV Catheter Replacements, Liudmila Fedor RN BSN, Charlene Langley RN, and Callie Waldron RN BSN (Poster)

A Paramedic Staffed Prehospital Program May Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure, Bruce Feldman DO, Christopher J. Greb NRP, Orlando E. Rivera RN, Mahek Shah MD, Jennifer Nesfeder DO, Deborah W Sundlof DO, Nael Hawwa MD, Alma N. Ohl CRNP, Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P, and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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A Paramedic Staffed Prehospital Program May Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure, Bruce Feldman DO, Christopher J. Greb NRP, Orlando E. Rivera RN, Mahek Shah MD, Jennifer Nesfeder, Deborah W. Sundlof DO, Nael Hawwa MD, Alma N. Ohl CRNP, Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P, and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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Decreasing Medication Distractions by Screening Phone Calls, Holly M. Figueiredo ADN, RN; Marissa Marsh BSN,RN; Hailey Warner BSN,RN; and Michala Whitehead BSN,RN (Poster)

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Standardizing Approach of Low Temperatures in Newborns, Megan Finlayson RN, BSN; Charlee Podratz RN, BSN; and Emily Lauriano RN, BSN (Poster)

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Code Purple: Keeping our Memory Impaired Patients Safe, Lauren N. Fliszar (Poster)

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BEDSIDE SHIFT REPORT, Sydney Frisch; Alyssa M. Herr RN, BSN; Shayla Lapp RN, BSN; Mckenzie N. Miller RN, BSN; and Arissa Snyder RN, BSN (Poster)

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Emergency Department Skull Trephination for Management of Acute Epidural Hematoma, Julie A. Fritzges DO (Poster)

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Targeting the Non-Clinical Needs of Older Adults through the Integration of Community Health Workers into Primary Care: Final Evaluation Findings, Brenda Frutos MPH, Nyann Biery MS, and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: Focus on the First Two Years, Lyndsay Gallagher; Kimberly C. Brown MD; Clare Lenhart PhD, MPH; and Colleen Dempsey-Rex RD, LDN (Poster)

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“I’d rather walk.”, Melissa A. Galloway BSN, RN; Denyese Ali Persad ADN, RN; Lauren Rivera ADN, RN; and Aubree Smith BSN, RN (Poster)

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Price Variance for Malaria Prophylaxis Among Northeastern US Pharmacies, Marcelo Gareca MD and Mark Knouse MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Atrial fibrillation in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Ghulam Akbar MD, Hiwot Ayele MD, Sahil Agrawal MD, Manyoo Agarwal MD, Jeffrey Gordon, Raman Dusaj MD, Talha Nazir MD, Babak Bozorgnia MD, and Matthew W. Martinez MD (Poster)

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Trends and Predictors of Implantable Cardioverted Defibrillator in Patients with Cardiac Arrest, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Aakash Garg MD, Manyoo Agarwal MD, Sahil Agrawal MD, Sima Y. Hodavance MD, Raman Dusaj MD, Nainesh C. Patel MD, and Jeffrey Gordon MD (Poster)

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Adapting to Hospital Culture and Improving Patient Care: Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Gastrostomy Tube Medical Home Program, Heather Geist BS and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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A Nonclassical Presentation of Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, Breanna S. Goldner DO, Kristina M. Lim DO, Alaynna C. Kears DO, and Adam J. Kotkiewicz DO (Poster)

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Effects of Adjuvant Music Therapy and Pain Management on Hospitalized Adult Patients, Tori R. Gollie BSN, RN (Poster)