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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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)

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

"Healthy Latinas, a nutrition and fitness program” (Poster)., Rosa Gomez-DeJesus MD and Jennifer Mathew DO (Poster)

A Partnership between a Health System and Promise Neighborhood to Engage Community to Improve Health in a Georgraphically Defined Area, Samantha A. Goodrich, Paul A. Siegfried, Hasshan Batts, Carmen Guzman-McLaughlin, and Kimberly C. Brown MD (Poster)

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Necessity for Focused Assessments, Melissa Gopaulsingh ADN, RN; Lien Hoang BSN, RN; and Mackenzie Woodbridge BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Wonder of Wedges, Kelsey Gray BSN, RN; Rachel Hough BSN, RN; Jenna Jakielaszek BSN, RN; Hannah Lafronz BSN, RN; Hannah Parker BSN, RN; and Hannah Stevens BSN, RN (Poster)

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Integrated Training for Improved Nursing Outcomes, Kori Hadinger (Poster)

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Intergroup Dialogue - A Method for Engaging Dialogue among Faculty and Students., Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Elizabeth Beaty MSIV; Alexander J. Lemheney EdD; Judith Sabino MPH, CDP; Jeffrey L. Sternlieb PhD; and Shaneka Storey MSN, RN-BC (Poster)

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Using REDCap to Stop the Data Chaos, Roya Hamadani MFA, MPH (Poster)

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A Retrospective Review of Outcomes in Patients with Limited Brain Metastases Treated with Gamma Knife Radiotherapy , John Hanna and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Education to Increase Nurse Knowledge on Amputee Support Group (ASG) Consults, Katelyn Hann BSN, RN; Rachel Norbuts BSN, RN; and Simone Tukeva ADN, RN (Poster)

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E.L.F.: Where Evidence, the Clinical Relationship, and Musings of Leadership Converge., Susan E. Hansen MA (Poster)

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Tracking the Trajectory of Resident Learning Through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory., Susan E. Hansen MA; Nicole L. Defenbaugh PhD; Susan S. Mathieu MD; Linda Garufi MD, MEd; and Julie Dostal MD (Poster)

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Does Pre-Procedural pH Affect Outcomes in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients with Myocardial Infarction?, Michael Healy, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, Allison Eisenhauer PA-C, Kristina Postko PA-C, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Does Pre-Procedural pH Affect Outcomes in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients with Myocardial Infarction?, Michael Healy, Niharika Boinpally, Kennedy Gallagher, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Optimizing the Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) New Hire Onboarding Experience through Education, Hannah Hedstrom; Anum Durrani; and Michele Hartzell PA-C, MBA (Poster)

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Implementation of a Sustainable Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Workflow Into a Primary Care Setting Quality Improvement Project., Alejandro Hernandez MD; Lynn M. Wilson DO; Kevin Mcneill MD; Susan S. Mathieu MD; and Susan Sell BSN, RN (Poster)

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PennsylvaniaDebriefing After Critical Events, Jessica Hudoka BSN, RN; Samantha Myles BSN, RN; and Angelica Ragni BSN, RN (Poster)

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Healthcare Heroes: Perceptions of Colleague Recognition, Laura Hydro BSN, RN; Amanda Billig BSN, RN; Kimberly Bartos BSN, RN; Morgan Olexson BSN, RN; and Alexandria Quinn BSN, RN (Poster)

“What a catch! Exquisite shoulder pain in a 14-year-old female softball catcher”, Lauren Inners DO and Jill Crosson DO, MBA (Poster)

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"Transition to Night Shift-Learning from the Experts: Night Shift RN Council Sharing Best Practices With Nurse Residents", Patricia Karo MSEd, BSN, RN-BC (Poster)

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The Ever-Expanding Functions of REDCap - Successfully Administrating Investigator-Initiated Research Studies, Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH and Jennifer Macfarlan MPH (Poster)

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Optimization of the Resident Didactic Curriculum - High Yield, High Reward!, Abigail Klitsch DO and Kris Rooney MD (Poster)

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Retrospective Study on Clinical Outcomes FollowingTranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Boris Kobilja, Ria Patel, Lohit Garg MD, Nainesh C. Patel MD, and Pranav Kansara MD (Poster)

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Early Cardiac Catheterization Improves Survival with Good Neurologic Outcomes in Therapeutic Hypothermia Patients Post-Cardiac Arrest, Sarina N. Krantzler, Abigail J. Hendry, and Nainesh C. Patel MD (Poster)

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Ganglioglioma Masked as Migraines., Kyle Kreitman DO (Poster)

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The Non-Healing lleocecal Ulcer., Kyle Kreitman DO, Patrick Hickey DO, Paola Blanco MD, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Immune System Overdrive: A Case Study of an Obstetric Patient with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis., Jaime Kupillas MSN, RN and Laurie Griesel RN, RNC-OB (Poster)

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Creating Efficiencies in Content Management Through Content Rationalization System Implementation, Jennifer Leader (Poster)

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Open the Door to Small Bore., Christina Leinweber, Carly Hoskins, Jenna Wyncoll, Ryan Fuller, and Gabrielle Matyus (Poster)

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Promoting a Family Centered NICU using Empathy Training for RNs., Bethany Leonard BSN, RN; Amel Moussa BSN, RN; Katie Scully BSN, RN; and Amanda Strohl BSN, RN (Poster)

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Does Skin-to-skin Reduce Pain in Newborns?, Crystal Loomis BSN, RN and Maria Piger BSN, RN (Poster)

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Driving the Driven: Increasing Personal Development Through Content Curation, Madison Lysek (Poster)

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How Many Grays to Get to the Malfunction of an Insulin Pump?, Angela Magdaleno; Gretchen Perilli MD; Bonnie Patek DO; Robert Schreiner DO; and Marc Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Preconception Counseling: Frequently Forgotten by Primary Care Providers Due to Multiple Barriers, Angela Magdaleno; Sandhya Venkataraman DO; Melissa Dion MD; Gretchen Perilli MD; and Marc Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Extending Care Beyond Our Doors with a Novel Ridesharing Platform, Elizaveta Makarova, Taylor Wejkszner, Richard Kerr R.Ph, Kristin M. Ingraham DO, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Routine Evaluation of Gastric Residuals in the Neonate, Megan Martuscelli BSN, RN; Nina Motichka BSN, RN; Madison Nielsen BSN, RN; Katelyn Roberts BSN, RN; and Gabriella Scholes BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Nurse Perception of Recognition On the Spot., Margaret Mitchell BSN, RN and Jaslyn Silva BSN, RN (Poster)

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Heparin versus Normal Saline Flush of Central Lines in the Pediatric Population, Jennifer Napolitano BSN, RN and Lindsey Smeltzer BSN, RN (Poster)

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Turn Over for What: Pressure Injury Prevention and Nurse/Technical Partner Compliance., Kim Ni BSN, RN; Stephanie Byers BSN, RN; Laura Thomson BSN, RN; Kailyn Wunder BSN, RN; and Isla Carruthers BSN, RN (Poster)

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Does the Effectiveness of Thymoglobulin as Measured by T-Cell Depletion Correlate with the Incidence of Acute Rejection Post Kidney Transplant?, Makenzie O'Brien, Tara Stansbury, and Michael J. Moritz MD (Poster)

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Timely Insulin Coverage for Point of Care Glucose Testing., Joy Paniczko BSN, RN; Cynthia Pena BSN, RN; and Alyssa Politi BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Association of End-Stage Renal Disease and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in the National Inpatient Sample, Christianna Pepingco and Cheri Silverstein Fadlon MD (Poster)

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Evaluating Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents Surgical Skill Using Baseline Endoscopic Simulation, David A. Peters and Adriana Facchiano (Poster)