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.

2020

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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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)

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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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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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)

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)

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

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Qualitative Analysis of Emergency Medicine Resident Logged Patient Safety Observations, Bryan G. Kane MD; Jon D. Raso BS; David M. Richardson MD; Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; John W. Daubert DO; Rafay A. Khan DO; Claire L. Paulson DO; and Dawn M. Yenser (Poster)

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Second Degree AV Heart Block after Candlenut Ingestion, Andrew L. Koons DO, Lexis Laubach BS, Alexandra Amaducci DO, Robert D. Cannon DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Ryan M. Surmaitis DO, Matthew D. Cook DO, and Gillian A. Beauchamp MD (Poster)

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Self-Resolving Uncombable Hair-Like Syndrome, Kristina M. Lim DO, Andrea Zaenglein MD, and Richard McClain MD (Poster)

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Patient with Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm and CMML, Marc T. Mitton DO and Joshua M. Levin MD (Poster)

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Using the QSAT to Generate Multi-Source Feedback on an In-Situ Pediatric Simulation Case, Michael C. Nguyen MD; Nicole Elliott DO; Matthew D. Cook DO; Diane Begany MD; Zachary Matuzsan DO; Louis Morolla DO; Suzanne S. Partington MSN, RN, CCRN; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; Michael Jong MD; and Bryan G. Kane MD (Poster)

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Impact of a Multidisciplinary Program on Pregnancy Outcomes in the Setting of Placenta Accreta Spectrum, Joanne Quiñones MD, MSCE; Chelsea Giagni MD; Jose Lazaro MD; Meredith Rochon MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and William E. Scorza MD (Poster)

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Impact of a Multidisciplinary Program on Pregnancy Outcomes in the Setting of Placenta Accreta Spectrum, Joanne Quiñones MD, MSCE; Chelsea Giagni MD; Jose Lazaro MD; Meredith Rochon MD; John C. Smulian MD, MPH; and William E. Scorza MD (Poster)

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Fear Not...No Falls, Jennifer A. Rabenold MSN, RN, CDN (Poster)

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Osteoma Cutis, Diana A. Rivers DO and Cynthia L. Bartus MD (Poster)

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Acquired Acrodermatitis Enteropathica, Diana A. Rivers DO, Kirsten S. Bellucci MD, and Cynthia L. Bartus MD (Poster)

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Immunization Status of Homeless Adolescents, Ceyda Sablak BS; Allison N. Kayne BS; Sabreen K. Aulakh BS; Attiya P. Harit MS; Jeffrey M. Downen BS; Brittney A. Gaudet BS, MSPH; Taylor L. Jarvill BA; Nina Liu BS; Cecilia E. Zemanek BS; Amy B. Smith PhD; Hoonani M. Cuadrado MSPAS, PA-C; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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Acquired Zinc Deficiency with Concomitant Deficiencies of Vitamin A, B1, and B6, Shane M. Swink DO, Kirsten S. Bellucci MD, and Cynthia L. Bartus MD (Poster)

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Operation Education: Going Out of the Comfort Zone and Diving in to New Horizons, Amy Wojcik RN (Poster)

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)

Changing Reasons for Visit to Primary Care Over a 35-Year Period, Wyatt Bensken BS; Rebecca Etz PhD; William L. Miller MD, MA; Heidi Gullett MD, MPH; and Kurt Stange MD, PhD (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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The Third Conversation: A Promising Pathway for Improving Wellbeing for Clinicians and Patients, Deborah Bren DO and Emese Sogor MPH (Poster)

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Flare of Rheumatoid Arthritis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease Secondary to Lung Biopsy, Nathan Brewster DO, Breanna S. Goldner DO, Kareem Godil MD, Ethan S. Stern DO, and Jessica Boehmler MD (Poster)

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Anti-Synthetase Syndrome Presenting as Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease, Nathan Brewster DO, Amogh M. Joshi DO, Alaynna C. Kears DO, Kareem Godil MD, Jessica Boehmler MD, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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Pleural Effusion With Trapped Lung Associated With Methimazole Induced Hypothyroidism, Nathan Brewster DO, Michal Kloska MD, Alaynna C. Kears DO, Brian J. Holahan DO, and Waqas Adeel MD (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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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia of the Liver: A Rare Cause of Elevated Liver Function Tests, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Anam Malik MD, Michal Kloska MD, Reema M. Vaze MD, and She-Yan Wong 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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Bullous Rash Leading to a Diagnosis of IgA Vasculitis with Renal Involvement Responsive to Therapy, Kaitlyn L. Buzard DO, Attiya Harit MS, Adam Turner BS, and Thomas W. Doherty 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)

Development and Implementation of an Ambulatory Heart Failure Pathway, Beth Careyva M.D. and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (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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Acute Kidney Injury and Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) caused by Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA), Grace Chong DO, Wael Hanna MD, Joseph Scurozo, and Tayyab Ali MD (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)