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.

2018

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Role of Hybrid Argon-Plasma Coagulation (Hybrid APC) in the Management of Barrett’s Esophagus: A Case Series Report, Abdul Aleem MD, Kyle Kreitman DO, Shashin Shah MD, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Oral Contraception Woes: Idiosyncratic Drug Induced Liver Injury, Abdul Aleem MD and She-Yan Wong MD (Poster)

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Just Breathe…, Natilie Altimare ADN, RN; Stephanie Passanante BSN, RN; and Madeline Williams ADN, RN (Poster)

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Sex Specific Outcomes in a Substance Use Intervention Program, Alexandra M. Amaducci DO; Ryan A. Anderson DO; Aaron S. Frey DO; Andrew W. Sheen DO; Manuel F. Colón BS; Paige Roth MSW, LSW, CRS; Jennifer Stephens DO, FACP; Kevin R. Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; David B. Burmeister DO, MBA, CPE, FACEP; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; and Robert D. Cannon DO (Poster)

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To Push or Not to Push? Use of IV Dextrose vs. Oral Dex4 for Treatment of Hypoglycemia., Lauren Amiano BSN RN, Mia Martinez BSN RN, Emma Morasco BSN RN, and Lauren Wolfe BSN RN (Poster)

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Missed Care Events: A Way to Enhance Communication and Decrease Missed Care Between Registered Nurse and Technical Partner., Audrey Amoroso BSN, RN and Ashley Cocchimiglio BSN, RN (Poster)

A Conceptual Framework and Case Study Tactics to Address Compassion Fatigue, Megan A. Anderson BSN, RN and Danielle G. France BSN, RN (Poster)

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Urinary Retention in Postoperative Patients with Scopolamine Patches, Jamie Apa BSN, RN; Erin Hill BSN, RN; and Michaela Strunk ADN, RN (Poster)

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The Implementation of Skin to Skin Standardization in the OR Post Cesarean Section, Tess R. Apgar RN; Olivia Greis BSN, RN; Sha Li Mcwilliams BSN, RN; Victoria J. Meinhart BSN, RN; and Brittany M. Seal BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Nurse Confidence in Using the CAM Tool to Identify Delirium., Christina Aquino BSN, RN and Nancy Peacock BSN, RN (Poster)

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CODE BLUE, Do You Know What to do?, Kathya Arias BSN, RN; Dora Osei-Bonsu BSN, RN; Izabela Dzimira BSN, RN; Heather Hidalgo BSN, RN; and Ashley Weaver BSN, RN (Poster)

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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: A Focus on the First Two Years, Kate Arner, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Clare Lenhart PhD, and Colleen Dempsey-Rex RD (Poster)

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Overcoming Nursing Barriers to Utilizing Kangaroo Care in the NICU, Margaret A. Atkins BSN, RN; Alexandria Barut BSN, RN; Eva F. Bellenoit BSN, RN; Shalyn Houser BSN, RN; and Neema P. Patel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Thermoregulation in Infants by Delaying the First Bath., Chelsea Avron BSN, RN; Courtney Krahling BSN, RN; and Gina Toomey BSN, RN (Poster)

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ROHO Cushion, Tina Azandegbe RN and Meghan Menagh RN, BSN (Poster)

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From Silos to Centralization: A Seven Year Experience, Leslie Baga RN, MSCRA, CCRC and Eric Mueller MSA, MBA (Poster)

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Medical Student Brief Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use in the Emergency Department, Alanna M. Balbi BS; Anthony E. Gak MS; Esther S. Kim BA; Tennessee D. Park BA; Joann F. Quinn PhD, MBA; Manuel F. Colón BS; Paige Roth MSW, LSW, CRS; Kevin R. Weaver DO,FACOEP; David M. Richardson MD; Robert D. Cannon DO; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Opioid Education and Nursing Knowledge, Katelyn Ball BSN, RN; Amira Mahmoud BSN, RN; and Katelyn Reed BSN, RN (Poster)

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Healthy babies: A preliminary qualitative assessment to identify strategies to prevent early childhood obesity, Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Nyann Biery MS; Margaret Renneisen MD; Nicole Burgess BS; and Ashwini Kamath Mulki MD (Poster)

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It’s 3am, “Excuse me Sir, Is this you?”, Cinthia Batista BSN, RN; Ismaela Cholula Lopez BSN, RN; Jenna Marburger BSN, RN; and Amber Trexler BSN, RN (Poster)

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Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine: A Simulation Experience, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD (Poster)

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Exposures through Breastmilk: An Analysis of Exposure and Information Calls to US Poison Centers, 2001-2017, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Robert G. Hendrickson MD; B. Zane Horowitz MD; and Daniel A. Spyker MD, PhD (Poster)

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Impact of Legalizing Recreational Cannabis Sales on Cannabis Exposure Calls to Poison Centers 2008-2017, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD; Robert G. Hendrickson MD; B. Zane Horowitz MD; and Daniel A. Spyker MD, PhD (Poster)

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Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Survivor Clinic in Addressing Quality of Life After Cancer Treatment, Laura Beaupre BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC; Jane Zubia RN, OCN, CBPN I-C; Kathy Sevedge RN, MA, AOCN; Eileen Steirer; Alyssa Pauls RN, BSN, OCN; Cynthia Smith RN, BSN, MA, OCN; Martiza Y. Chicas RN, PCCN; Jeanne Kenna RN, OCN; Angela Miller RN, M.Ed, OCN; and Raizalie Roman RN, BSN, OCN (Poster)

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Can Hand Washing Champions Increase Hand Hygiene Compliance (HHC)?, Kadie Bechtel BSN, RN; Jon Carlos Gonzalez BSN, RN; and Megan Toro RN (Poster)

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Teach 3 –Ask 3 Medication Education, Jailene Benitez BSN, RN; Joycemarie Gearhart BSN, RN; Cassidy Koren RN; Samantha Napoli BSN, RN; and Regina Reyes BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Future of Forensic Pathology at Health Network Laboratories, Maura Benner, Barbara Bollinger MD, Michael Johnson MD, Samuel Land MD, and Rameen Starling-Roney MD (Poster)

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The LVHN Summer Work Experience: A Program for High School Youth, Paige Bernecker (Poster)

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Behavioral Health and Family Medicine Integration, Laura Bernstein, Nyann Biery MS, and Brenda Frutos (Poster)

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Implementing an Oral-Care Protocol at LVHN, Molly Bernstein BSN, RN; Ryan Gunderman BSN, RN; and Molly Tkacik RN (Poster)

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Addressing Lateral Violence through Cognitive Rehearsal, Samantha Bertasavage RN; Glenda Fevrier BSN, RN; Charles Hartzel RN; Shannon Simkins RN; and Claire Seide RN (Poster)

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STAFF's PERCEPTION OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHODS TO LEARN NEW INFORMATION., Juliette Blanchard BSN, RN; Juliana Eichenberg BSN, RN; Michael Fang BSN, RN; and Gelissa Lombard BSN, RN (Poster)

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2nd Place: Integrated Care Coordination-Case Management Facilitated Multidisciplinary Rounding to Improve Discharge Process, Josh Blatt and Kay Werhun DNP, MBA, RN, NE- BC (Poster)

“Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation use in a burn unit”, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

“Patient oriented and wound specific negative pressure wound therapy in burn wound treatment”, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

“Prospective evaluation of simultaneous fractional CO2 laser and topical steroid scar treatment”, Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

Second-Degree Burn Care with a Lactic Acid Based Biodegradable Skin Substitute in 229 Pediatric and Adult Patients., Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Comparison of Survival Indicators Between Myocardial Infarction Patients and Septic Patients Who Received Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, Allison Eisenhauer PA-C, Michael Healy, Kristina Postko PA-C, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Comparison of Survival Indicators Between Myocardial Infarction Patients and Septic Patients Who Received Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Treatment, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, Michael Healy, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Critical Care Nurses’ Awareness and Ability to Assess Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation to Provide Culturally Competent Patient Care, Troy Boulden BSN, RN; Abigail L. Green BSN, RN; Joseph Lahovski BSN, RN; Alexandria D. Pisani; and Kasey Ro BSN, RN (Poster)

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Does the Use of a Wireless Monitor Decrease the Time From Admission to Complete Dilation?, Lauren Bozilesky BSN, RN; Jennifer Cleffi BSN, RN; Stacey Soto BSN, RN; and Christy Trexler BSN, RN (Poster)

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Just Breathe...The Importance of the Incentive Spirometer (IS), Katlyn Bradley BSN, RN and Rachael Cloud BSN, RN (Poster)

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Diversionary Activities for Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department, Morgan Branden BSN, RN; Van T. Devitis BSN, RN; and Peter J. Cosgrove BSN, RN (Poster)

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Just Another Fever and Rash? A Broad Differential Leading to a Relatively Uncommon Condition in Adult Still's Disease., Nathan Brewster DO, Jaimin Patel DO, and Rachel Kinney DO (Poster)

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Retrospective Review of Ambulance Transport Data from Lehigh Valley Sites, Rachael E. Broder, Ryan M. Hay, and Daryl George (Poster)

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Analysis of Bundled Payment Post-Acute Pathway for Lower Extremity Total Joint Replacement Surgery, Nick Brotzman (Poster)

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MR FISCAL: Medical Residency Financial Skills Curriculum to Advance Financial Literacy, Carl Bryce MD; Rachel Carpenter MD; John Ewing DO; Roselyn Clemente-Fuente MD, FAAFP; Christine Huang DO; Scott Kellner MD, FAAFP; Rebecca K. Kemmet MD, CAQSM; Robert Poetta MD; Caitlyn Rerucha MD; Ashley Williams MD; and Todd Zakrajsek PhD (Poster)

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Connections Clinic: A Formative Assessment of Mental Health Through ACE Scores and Prenatal Care, Kalina Buckenmyer (Poster)

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Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae Meningitis in the Context of Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery – a Case Report., Ricky Buckshaw DO, Casey Judge DO, and Jennifer Strow DO (Poster)

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Scurvy In an Alcohol Dependent Patient With Cirrhosis and Encephalopathy – a Case Report., Ricky Buckshaw DO and Ryan Murphy DO (Poster)

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Improving SCD Compliance, Natasha Bull BSN, RN; Lisa Grant ADN, RN; and Ashley Kriens ADN, RN (Poster)

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Assessing the Efficacy of Utilizing the 6-Minute Walk Test as a Method to Standardize Ambulatory Pulse Oximetry Measurement, Jaycee Cahill RN; Alexandra K. Cawley BSN, RN; Victoria Giannone BSN, RN; Stephanie Gioia BSN, RN; and Robin E. Hartung BSN, RN (Poster)

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Implementation of Dual Neurological Assessments at Bedside Shift Reporting, Kristen Campbell BSN, RN and Jeury Mejia Pena ADN, RN (Poster)

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Development and Implementation of a Social Needs Screener in Primary Care Practice, Beth Careyva M.D.; Cathy A. Coyne PhD, MPH; Roya Hamadani MPH; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Prediabetes Shared Decision-Making for Primary Care Patients, Beth Careyva M.D.; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Kyle Shaak BS; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; Jessecae Marsh PhD; Nicole Burgess BS; Susan E. Hansen MA; Brian Stello MD; and Yoonjie Chung MD (Poster)

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Ensuring Proper Utilization of Interpreter Services in the Emergency Department., Kirsten Cassidy BSN, RN; Elizabeth Dobo BSN, RN; Meggy Fernandez BSN, RN; Marissa Johnson BSN, RN; Madeline Trego BSN, RN; and Jen Weimer BSN, RN (Poster)

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Assessing New Innovation Impact of the DoseEdge Intravenous Workflow System in a Community Hospital, Adam Castro RPh, BCPS (Poster)

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Bridging the Gap: Improving Transitions of Care, Victor Catania MD; Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Putting Your Foot Down: Improving Diabetic Foot Exam Rates, Victor Catania MD; Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Non-InvasiveETCO2 Monitoring: IsIt a SurrogateforthePaCO2?, Precious Noel Chishti BSN, RN; Jennifer Hoffstadt BSN, RN; and Christina Krut BSN, RN (Poster)

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A Case of Flash Pulmonary Edema Caused by Iliac Artery Stenosis, Grace Chong DO, Joseph Moran DO, Fnu Vikram MD, and Benjamin Sanchez MD (Poster)

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Pituitary Apoplexy Mimicking a Meningoencephalitis., Chun Chu MD; Gretchen A. Perilli MD; Rachel Kinney DO; and Stacey Smith MD, FACP (Poster)

Raising Healthy Families Takes a Village: Promoting Maternal and Newborn Wellness Through Group Visits, Maggie Chun-Allen DO and Neeraja Peri MD (Poster)

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INDICATIONS FOR URINARY CATHETER INSERTION, Lucyle Ciarlone BSN, RN; Gunnar Houseknecht BSN, RN; Rachel Lala BSN, RN, CEN; Elizabeth Peters BSN, RN; and Rachel Ruggeri BSN, RN (Poster)

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Clean Ears: Increasing Stethoscope Hygiene Compliance, Joseph Ciminelli ADN, RN; Liezl Raposas BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Riva BSN, RN; and Emily Stockmal BSN, RN (Poster)

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To Stick or Not to Stick: Peripheral IV Insertion in the Pediatric Population, Laura Coffey BSN, RN; Megan Finnegan BSN, RN; Karen Kalucki BSN, RN; and Lauren Shoemaker BSN, RN (Poster)

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Monitoring Sedation in Non-ventilated ICU Patients Receiving Opioid Analgesia, Julie Coley BSN, RN; Katrina Larsen BSN, RN; Sarah Rodriguez BSN, RN; and Melissa Tucker BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Filing of CY47 Cases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Samantha Connell BSN, RN and Christy E. Knipe BSN, RN (Poster)

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Changing the Culture of Blood Culture Contamination, Victoria Conner BSN, RN; Victoria Hynes BS, BSN, RN; and Alyssa Kahr BSN, RN (Poster)

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Use of Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in the ICU, Halley Contreras BSN, RN; Abigail R. Metzger BSN, RN; and Jeremiah Mensah BSN, RN (Poster)

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Implementation of ASET Skin Safety Guideline by Lehigh Valley Health Network Committee Improves Extended EEG Related Skin Breakdown, Jo Ann Coryell R. EEG T, CNIM; Alexis Gerber R. EEG T. CLTM; and Sameh Morkous MD, FAAN (Poster)

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Stress Reduction with Mindful Breathing Exercises, Danielle Crane BSN, RN and Crystal Prince BSN, RN (Poster)

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Early Enteral Nutrition in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Does it Decrease Length of Stay?, Taylor Crofoot BSN, RN; Brian Hoffstadt BSN, RN; and Amanda Witt BSN, RN (Poster)

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An Evidence Based Look at Fall Risk Assessment and Management in Inpatient Pediatrics Using a Customized Collaborative Tool, Alyssa R. Czap ADN, RN; Kaitlyn J. Meuleners ADN, RN; Caitlin M. Stear BSN, RN; and Sara M. Orzel BSN, RN (Poster)

Improving Pain Documentation, Tehya Daneker BSN, RN; Artoria Fox BSN, RN; and Damaris Ramos ADN, RN (Poster)

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Practice Facilitator Role in an Operational Project to Improve Access in a Large Multi-Specialty Physician Group, Jean D'Aversa BSN, RN; Yuriko A. De La Cruz MPH; and Kristie M. Knouse BS (Poster)

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Prediabetes: A Shared Prescription for Health for Primary Care Patients, Allison Davis; Beth Careyva M.D.; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Kyle Shaak BS; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; and Nicole Burgess (Poster)

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Effects of Virtual Reality on Perceived Pain, Jana Defilippo RN, BSN; Sierra Wagner RN, BSN; and Lauren White RN, BSN (Poster)

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Delirium in Elderly Patients, Isabel Demartino BSN, RN; Lee Holden BSN, RN; and Rachel Bennicoff BSN, RN (Poster)

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Operational Failures in the Acute Care Setting, Alexandra Dipace BSN, RN; Alexandra Giannone BSN, RN; and Lauren Orehowsky BSN, RN (Poster)

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Chest Tube Removal Performed by RN's., Robert Ealey BSN, RN; Ashley Hunter BSN, RN; and Ryan Stuart BSN, RN (Poster)

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SAPHO: A Challenging Diagnosis in a Young Woman With Recurrent Osteomyelitis, Kourtney Erickson DO, Grace Berlin DO, and Yehia Y. Mishriki MD (Poster)

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A Newly Diagnosed Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in the Setting of Acute Bleed Post Cesarean., Kourtney Erickson DO and Lisa Lindauer MD (Poster)

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Complications Related To Esophageal Stent (Boston Scientific [WallFlex] VS Merit Medical Endotek) Use in Benign and Malignant Esophageal Condition – A Single Center Retrospective Review., Rajesh Essrani MD, Hiral N. Shah MD, Shashin Shah MD, and Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH (Poster)

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Breaking the Language Barriers in the Delivery Room, Kristin Fabey BSN, RN; Abby Gruver BSN, RN; Kelly Haberern BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Jurewicz BSN, RN; and Toiya Stello ADN, RN (Poster)

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Pharmacist Interventions Involving Patient Outreach: Early Findings of Patient Outcomes in Older Adults, Matthew Fair BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP,; Michelle Omari-Okyere BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP; Elie Jabbour PharmD, MBA,; Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES; and Nyann Biery MS (Poster)

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Using Clinical Technology in EPIC to Impact Malnutrition Reimbursement, Melissa Faura RD, LDN; Catherine Carter RD, LDN; Melinda Polk MS, RD, CNSC, LDN; Suzanne Ickes RD, LDN; Kimberly Procaccino MBA, RD, LDN; and Ann Flickinger MS, RD, LDN (Poster)

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Impact of a Documented Penicillin Allergy on Pre-Operative Antibiotic Prophylaxis Selection at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Eryn Fitch and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Technology at Your Fingertips: Allocation of Clinical Resources Across Multi-Site Network, Ann Flickinger MS, RD, LDN and Melissa Faura RD, LDN (Poster)

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Ringing Or Not… Here I Come!, Paige Freeman BSN, RN; Mary Catherine Gavin BSN, RN; Patrick Starr BSN, RN; Kayli Reily BSN, RN; and Alexis Smith RN (Poster)

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Nurse Mentorship Program, Sarah Freyman BSN, RN; Taylor A. Kauterman BSN, RN; Elizabeth M. Onica BSN, RN; Franchesca Reyes RN; and Jeanine L. Subbenaik BSN, RN (Poster)

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Targeting the Complex Needs of Community-Dwelling Older Adults through Multidisciplinary Home Visit Teams in Primary Care, Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES; Nyann Biery MS; Akash Sheth MS; and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

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Lactate Trends in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Presenting with Sepsis, Kennedy Gallagher, Niharika Boinpally, Allison Eisenhauer, Michael Healy, Kristina Postko PA-C, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Lactate Trends in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients Presenting with Sepsis, Kennedy Gallagher, Michael Healy, Niharika Boinpally, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Improving Pain Documentation Through Education, Amanda Gallop RN and Andrea Hornbaker BSN, RN (Poster)

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1st Place: Development of a Feasibility Study of Tele-Education for Ensuring Correct Bronchodilator Use, Katie Gibbs and Robert Kruklitis MD (Poster)

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Collaborating Against Catecholamines: Using Interprofessional Simulation to Prepare for a Potential Cardiac Emergency in Pregnancy., Julia Gogle MSN, RNC-OB and Tonya Kemp RN, RNC-OB (Poster)

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A Rare Case of TAFRO Syndrome, Elizabeth Gold DO and Ross Biggs DO (Poster)

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The Incidental Discovery of Strongyloidiasis Colitis, Elizabeth Gold DO, Travis Magdaleno MD, and Cheryl A. Bloomfield MD (Poster)

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Improving Hand Hygiene in the Emergency Department with Environmental Interventions, Sara Golia BSN, Lauren Larkin BSN, Molly Mclean Lidz BSN, Kate Newland BSN, Hannah Reed BSN, and Amber Skworzow BSN (Poster)