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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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)

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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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Evaluation of Rasburicase Utilization for Hyperuricemia, Rachael Gerstein PharmD; Arun Mancheril PharmD, BCPS; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; and Kristin M. Held Wheatley PharmD, BCOP (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)

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Inter-professional Communication Badge Tool between PT and Nursing on a Low Level Unit, Willie A. Gosnell BSN, RN; Rachel Logue BSN, RN; Micky Bowen RN; and Victoria Chan BSN, RN (Poster)

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REDUCE WORKLOAD AND INCREASE SATISFACTION: ACUITY BASED STAFFING, Caitlin Grablewski BSN, RN and Paula L. Mastroianni RN (Poster)

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Sex Specific Outcomes of an ED Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (ED-STEADI) Program, Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Victoria Goodheart DO; Alexander Youngdahl DO; Ryan Day MD; Danielle Collins MD; Lauren Crowley BA; and Bryan G. Kane MD (Poster)

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Emerging Health Professionals: A Collaborative Strategy for Addressing Health Care Workforce Needs, Kerri Green MS, MEd. and Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS (Poster)

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Opioid Use Disorder Simulation for Preprofessional Health Care Students, Kerri Green MS, MEd. and Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS (Poster)

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Opioid Use Overdose Simulation for Preprofessional Health Care Students, Kerri Green MS, MEd.; Joseph Napolitano PhD, MPH, RN, CRNP; J. Layne Turner MPA; and Joe Martellucci MS (Poster)

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Improving Stroke Education Compliance, Arianna Guerino BSN RN and Barbara Jane M. Wicker BSN RN (Poster)

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Analyzing Compliance with the NICU Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Pathway, Elizabeth Guju MS4 and Wendy J. Kowalski MD (Poster)

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Pilot Analysis of the Risk Factors for 30 Day Readmission in Hip Fracture Patients, Michael Guju BS,MS and Brian Leader BS (Poster)

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Reactive Angioendotheliomatosis, Naeha Gupta DO, Richard McCalin MD, and Nektarios I. Lountzis MD (Poster)

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Sumatriptan Associated Ischemic Colitis: A Case Report, Desire G. Guthier DO; Emilee E. Kurtz DO; and Stacey Smith MD, FACP (Poster)

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“The Experience:” A Pilot Summer Work Experience Program for High School Students, Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Kerri Green MS, MEd.; Jenae Holtzhafer BS; Cheryl Arndt PhD; and Kristyn R. Senneca BS (Poster)

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25 Years of Workforce Development: The Story of One Health Network’s “Research Scholar” Internship Program, Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; Kerri Green MS, MEd.; and Brooke Zumas PsyD (Poster)

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Children's Cancer Center as a Clinical Microsystem: Patient Flow, Toni A. Hahn; Josephine P. Steidinger; Courtney E. Herr; and J. Nathan Hagstrom MD, MHCM (Poster)

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Continuity of Pain Management Throughout Different Acuity Levels in the Hospital Setting, Kate Hammond BSN, RN; Theresa M. Joseph BSN, RN; Joseph Protsko BSN, RN; and Ryan Perlman BSN, RN (Poster)

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Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries in Intensive Care Units, Rachel Hams BSN, RN; Sloan S. Hawk BSN, RN; Aisha Jalloh BSN, RN; Emily Miller BSN, RN; and Stephanie Wimble BSN, RN (Poster)

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Implementation of an Inpatient Pediatrics Diabetes Sickday Pathway, Afif Hanna, Liborio LaRussa MD, Ashley Griswold DO, and Jemma Fiorentini (Poster)

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Using Entrustable Professional Activities to Improve Pediatric Residency Evaluations, Kelli N. Harajda MD and Kris Rooney MD (Poster)

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Improving the Effectiveness of Remote Patient Monitoring Reports in Heart Failure Patients, Jamaal Hardee; Eric W. Bean DO; Lorraine Valeriano BSN, RN, CNRN; and Mindy Brosious BSN, RN (Poster)

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ENVIRONMENTAL/ ROOM PREPARATION, Serena Hatcher RN, BSN; Kelly E. Kunsman RN; and Nathan Wynosky RN, BSN (Poster)

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Utilization of the “Do Not Disturb” Order to Improve Sleep Quality in the Medical-Surgical Patient, Paula E. Heimbach BSN, RN; Rebecca Johnson BSN, RN; Jolene M. Smar BSN, RN; Eldy Guillaume ADN, RN; and Rachel Szafranski ADN, RN (Poster)

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO, Samantha Heiserman BSN, RN and Shannon Rouse RN (Poster)

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Implementation of Pediatric Appendicitis Screening Tool in Children’s ED, April A. Henne BSN, RN and Christian Schroeder BSN, RN (Poster)

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Providing Title IX Training at a Regional Campus, Kelliann Herman MBA; Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; and Kristin Steffen MSM, MPH, CPH (Poster)

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Eating, Sleeping, Consoling Tool Compared with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Pathway, Jessica A. Hernandez BSN, RN and Emily Weihbrecht BSN, RN (Poster)

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Children’s Cancer Center as a Clinical Microsystem: Engagement, Courtney Herr; Toni A. Hahn; Josephine Steidinger; and J. Nathan Hagstrom MD, MHCM (Poster)

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Relieving Handoff Hardships, Jordan Herr BSN, RN; Caitlin N. Reitmeyer BSN, RN; and Tracy L. Schaeffer ADN, RN (Poster)

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Secretion of a Heparin-Like Anticoagulant (HLAC) in Plasma Cell Neoplasia, Kevin J. Hess DO, Joseph Moran DO, and Rachel Kinney DO (Poster)

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An App for Onboarding Orientation: Leading Through Technology to Prepare Learners for Successful Orientation, Jill Hinnershitz MSN, RN (Poster)

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Comparison of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure With and Without a Primary Care Provider: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Scott Hoeckele MS4, Matthew McCambridge MD, and Matthew M. Miller DO (Poster)

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PAIN REASSESSMENT CHAMPIONS, Jessica L. Hoffman BSN, RN; Luz D. Diaz ADN, RN; and Lauren E. Romanski ADN (Poster)

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Concurrent Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia, Brian J. Holahan DO, Kareem Godil MD, Nathan Brewster DO, and Jonaid Aslam MD (Poster)

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Pain Medication, What do you know?, Krista Holland BSN, RN; Jaclyn Mcnabb BSN, RN; Eric Radcliffe ADN, RN; and Brandy Furman ADN, RN (Poster)

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Management of Incidental Aortic Mural Thrombus in the Setting of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia, Mal P. Homan DO, Brian J. Holahan DO, Soorya N. Aggarwal DO, Robert V. Decker MD, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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Identifying the Cause of Lab Errors (M4’s), Paige Horner BSN, RN; Gabrielle Lucchese BSN, RN; Caitlin E. Thalassinos RN; and Katie Tower BSN, RN (Poster)

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Trials and Triumphs! Implementation of a Phase I Clinical Trial Program in a Community-based Hospital, Morgan M. Horton BSN, RN, CCRC; Dana E. Clark BSN, RN, CCRC; and Ashley O. Patzuk OCN (Poster)

Chondrodysplasia Punctata in a Baby Born to a Woman With Lupus Nephritis Who Received Belimumab, Mirmohd M. Hossain, Osama A. Osman, Sharon E. Maynard MD, and Grace Chong DO (Poster)

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Fall Prevention Interventions In the Emergency Department, Christina Hough BSN, RN; Rachel E. Miller BSN, RN; Jesly Rodriguez BSN, RN, CEN; and Bryan Werner BSN, RN (Poster)

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LVHN Reflux Treatment Program: A Pilot Study Evaluating the value of two novel procedural techniques in treating GERD vs standard medical therapy. A multidisciplinary approach, Karim Hussein MSIV (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report- Don’t Sleep On This one!, Alexander Irizarri ADN, RN; Amber Martin BSN, RN; Alaina Rude BSN, RN; Christopher M. Shaffer BSN, BA, BSBA, RN; and Maura Toye ADN (Poster)

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Do Female Residents Actually Demonstrate Better Levels of Empathy, Emotional Intelligence and Burnout than their Male Counterparts?, Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Bryan G. Kane MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Elaine A. Donoghue MD; Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; Alexander M. Rosenau DO; Joann F. Quinn PhD; and Amy B. Smith PhD (Poster)

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Do Incoming Residents Vary in Measures of Emotional Status Even Prior to Residency Training?, Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Bryan G. Kane MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Robert D. Barraco MD, MPH; Elaine A. Donoghue MD; Kevin Weaver D.O.,FACOEP; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; Alexander M. Rosenau DO; Joann F. Quinn PhD; and Amy B. Smith PhD (Poster)

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Valley Youth House: A Partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network Campus of University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Taylor Jarvill; Jeffrey Downen; Brittney Gaudet; Nina Liu; Amy B. Smith PhD; and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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A Comprehensive Distance-Learning Program to Enhance the Spine Program at a Regional Health Network, Christopher Johns PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT and Jesse Schimmer PT, DPT, OCS (Poster)

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Going for Gold with the Perioperative Olympics, Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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An Analysis of the Benefits and Barriers to the Full Implementation of a HIPAA Compliant Secure Messaging System Within Lehigh Valley Health Network, Matthew Johnson; Annamarie Deroberts MSHA, RN,; and George Mathew PMP (Poster)

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Piloting of a Centralized Primary Care-Based Outreach Model to Increase Lung Cancer Screening – 9-month Interim Results, Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Frank Sperrazza DO; Kyle Shaak BS; Nicole M. Burgess BS; Hadar Re'em; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Developing and Implementing Hospital Events: Evaluation of the George Washington Medical Exhibit, Ryan Johnson and Linda M. Schwartz MDE, AHIP, CM (Poster)

Lessons from a Decade of Burn Disaster Planning, Brian S. Joho MSN, RN; Daniel D. Lozano MD, MBA, FACS; and Hamed Amani MD, FACS (Poster)

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Chronic Knee Pain in a Female Field Hockey Player, Charlene I. Jones MD and Nicholas Slenker MD (Poster)

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Multiple Cellular Neurothekeomas, Megan A. Jones DO, Nektarios I. Lountzis MD, and Joshua M. Levin MD (Poster)

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Concomitant Presentation With Cardioembolic Ischemic Stroke and Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a Patient With New Onset Atrial Fibrillation, Amogh M. Joshi DO, Emilee E. Kurtz DO, Kourtney Erickson DO, Margaret R. Kluck DO, and Benjamin Sanchez MD (Poster)

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Mycosis Fungoides: A Master of Disguise, Amogh M. Joshi DO, Emilee E. Kurtz DO, and Yehia Y. Mishriki MD (Poster)

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Nilotinib-Associated Demyelinating Disease, Casey Judge DO, Negar Moheb MD, and Christopher Melinosky MD (Poster)

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NEWBORN MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION: How to Best Use the Golden Hour, Marguerite M. Kane BSN, RN; Ruchi Patel BSN, RN; and Kirsty Patterson MSN, RN (Poster)

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Valuing the Vulnerable: Prioritizing the Patient Perspective, Hannah Kaplan and Sweety Jain MD (Poster)

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Which Pediatric Patients Require Pulmonary Pre-op Clearance: Decreasing Resource Utilization within a small children’s hospital, Jasmine Kashkoush BS and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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An Incidental Diagnosis of AIDS-related Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Kathryn Kass MD and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Rash Provokes Catastrophic Antiphospholid Syndrome, Alaynna C. Kears DO, Nathan Brewster DO, Breanna S. Goldner DO, Kareem Godil MD, and Aaron J. Czysz MD (Poster)

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Rapidly Progressive Rheumatoid Lung Disease, Alaynna C. Kears DO; Nathan Brewster DO; Andrea M. Soliman DO; Stacey Smith MD, FACP; and James Ross MD, FACP (Poster)

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Navigating the ACGME Self Study, Drew Keister MD and Susan E. Hansen MA (Poster)

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Quit the Sticks!, Rai-Lani Keitt ASN, RN; Jessica Kruk BSN, RN; Janae OConnell BSN, RN; Ashley Redeye ADN, RN; and Nathan Wilkinson BSN, RN (Poster)

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Global Health: Should it be an integral part of Medical Education?, Erin Kelly and Sweety Jain MD (Poster)

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Mohs Patient Demographics: A quality improvement study analyzing patient demographics and access to Mohs Surgery for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Chelsea Kesty BSc, Deborah Dorrell BSc, Katarina Kesty MD, and Phillip Williford MD (Poster)

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Environmental and Contextual Differences Affecting Cervical Cancer Survivorship in Hispanic Women in Three Texas Counties, Autumn Kieber-Emmons MD, MPH; William L. Miller MD, MA; Benjamin F. Crabtree PhD; Michael Topmiller PhD; and Carlos Jaén MD, PhD (Poster)

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Registered Nurse to Technical Partner Report to Improve Communication, Alexandrea M. Kier BSN, RN; Clarisse Dyan Calizo BSN, RN; Carsen E. Keel BSN, RN; and Lauren E. Hunt BSN, RN (Poster)

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On the Education of a Physician: An Autoethnography of Undergraduate Medical Education, Eugene Kim MS4, Howard DeHoff MD, and Nicole Defenbaugh PhD (Poster)

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The Attitude of Medical Practices Toward LGBTQ Older Adults Before and After Intervention, Mackenzi B. Kim MD, Lynn M. Wilson DO, Nyann Biery MS, and Brenda Frutos MPH (Poster)

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The Attitude of Medical Practices Toward LGBT Older Adults Before and After Intervention, Mackenzi Kim MS4; Lynn M. Wilson DO; Nyann Biery MS; and Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES (Poster)

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Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections Using AXIOS™ Electrocautery Enhanced Delivery System: A Retrospective Experience at a Large Quaternary Care Center, Michal Kloska MD, PhD; Valery Hrad MD; Soorya N. Aggarwal DO; Shashin Shah MD; Zachary Zator MD; and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Umbilical Hernia Rupture Complicated by Enterocutaneous Fistula in 63-years-old Female with Decompensated NASH Cirrhosis, Michal Kloska MD, PhD; Matthew J. Sullivan DO; Adam Peyton DO; and Waqas Adeel (Poster)

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69-year-old Male After Gastric Bypass With Choledocholithiasis Treated With EDGE Procedure Complicated by LAMS Dislocation, Michal Kloska MD, PhD; Reema M. Vaze MD; Ricky Buckshaw DO; and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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A Rare Case of Biliary Pancreatitis Caused by Ampullary Somatostatinoma in a 46-year-old Female, Michal Kloska MD, PhD; Reema M. Vaze MD; Ricky Buckshaw DO; and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

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Enhancing Intraoperative Communication to Families Utilizing Technology, Amanda L. Knoll BSN, RN and Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR (Poster)

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Experience of an Infectious Diseases (ID) Travel Medicine Clinic During a National Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine (YFV), Mark Knouse MD, Terri I. Langham RN, Marcelo Gareca MD, and Jarrod W. Kile RPhD (Poster)

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Exploring the Relationship between Medical Insurance and Vaccine Acceptance Rates, Mark Knouse MD; Yennifer Lopez; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; and Shae Duka BS (Poster)

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Physician Well Being and Patient Satisfaction: Analyzing the Relationship, Theresa A. Koch and Joseph E. Patruno MD (Poster)

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Acute Fondaparinux (Arixtra) Intentional Overdose via Self-injection: A Case Report, Andrew L. Koons DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Matthew D. Cook DO, Robert D. Cannon DO, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD, and Ryan M. Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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Beware of Barbiturates: Coma and Hypothermia in a 94-year-old Woman Due to Combined Secobarbital and Pentobarbital Toxicity, Andrew L. Koons DO, Amy Wier DO, Kenneth D. Katz MD, Matthew D. Cook DO, Robert D. Cannon DO, Gillian A. Beauchamp MD, and Ryan M. Surmaitis DO (Poster)

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MISCOMMUNICATION OF FALL RISK INDICATORS AND FALL PREVENTION INTERVENTIONS, Stephanie M. Koren RN, ADN; Lysbeth Anchundia-Ruiz RN, ADN; and Melissa Biddle RN, ADN (Poster)