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

Cool Your Cranium: Implementation of a Scalp Cooling Program, Jill Korn RN, BSN, OCN and Kerry Kluska MSN, RN, OCN (Poster)

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Implementing a Medication Pass Supplement Workflow: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Paula M. Kovach MEd, RN (Poster)

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Cardiogenic Shock: A Single-Center, Three-Year Exploratory Study, Sarina N. Krantzler and James A. Burke MD, PhD (Poster)

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Percutaneous transhepatic access with liquid sclerotherapy and coil embolization of peristomal varices, Daniel Kuehler MD, Daniel Latta MD, Errin Hoffman MD, Sheridan A. Morgan MD, David S. Bub MD, and John S. Park MD (Poster)

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The Role of an Obstetric Navigator in Supporting the Pregnant Adolescent, Jaime Kupillas MSN, RNC-OB; Carolyn L. Davidson PhD, RN, CCRN-a, ARNP, CPHQ, NEA-BC; and Cathyjo Catalano MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM (Poster)

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Ileocecal valve tuberculosis in setting of terminal ileitis in patient with septic shock and pneumonia, Lisa Kurth MD, Daniel Latta MD, Giovanni Bonomo MD, and John S. Park MD (Poster)

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Getting to the Bottom of Sciatic Neuropathy, Emilee E. Kurtz DO; Amogh M. Joshi DO; Travis F. Magdaleno MD; and Stacey Smith MD, FACP (Poster)

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Can Using Color Coded Fall Risk Magnets Reduce Inpatient Falls?, Toni B. Labelle RN, BSN; Rabab Majdi RN, BSN; and Victoria A. Gurrieri RN, BSN (Poster)

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Unplanned Conversions from Robotic and Laparoscopic Colectomy in Patients With Colon Cancer Are Associated With Worse Outcomes: Identifying Key Factors from NSQIP, Daniel R. Latta MD, Pat Toselli DO, Jadon Sargeant MS, and John S. Park MD (Poster)

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Development of a Coaching Program within a Medical School Leadership Curriculum, Anne Laverty MEd, Kira Zwygart MD, and Amy B. Smith PhD (Poster)

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Oxygen Saturation Limits, Morgan Leatherman BSN, RN; Elizabeth S. Mcgroarty BSN, RN; Krista Pipan BSN, RN; and Emily Sottolano BSN, RN-NICU (Poster)

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Patient’s Excluded from Self-Identification of Lab Errors, Julisa Loftus BSN, RN; Sarah M. Place BSN, RN; Jennie Benson RN; and Orquidea Perez RN (Poster)

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Reduction of Falls Utilizing a Safety Huddle at Night, Gabrielle Lopez BSN, RN; Bridget Stein BSN, RN; Tara M. Kirk ASN, RN; and Tajlynne King ASN, RN (Poster)

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Early Flowtron Use In The ED, Angela N. Lubold RN, Barbara Malloy RN, and Michelle R. Rojas RN (Poster)

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Human Trafficking and Medical Education, Michelle Lyman MS4 and Hoonani M. Cuadrado (Poster)

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Primary Hyperparathyroidism As Initial Presentation of Stage IV Breast Cancer, Angela Magdaleno DO; Angel Lopez MD; Thomas A. Diven MD; and Marc A. Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Adult-Onset Hypophosphatasia: Before and After Treatment with Asfotase Alfa, Angela Magdaleno DO, Sonum Singh MD, Sandhya Venkataraman DO, and Ya-Yu Lee MD (Poster)

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Safety Oriented, Low-Cost Peritonsillar Abscess Needle Aspiration Model for Emergency Medicine Simulation, Anne Mai BS; Julie A. Fritzges DO; Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; and Smeet Bhimani DO (Poster)

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Small Bowel Variceal Bleeding Successfully Treated with Percutaneous Coil Embolization, Anam Malik MD, Reema M. Vaze MD, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Michal Kloska MD, Eric Nellis MD, and She-Yan Wong MD (Poster)

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A Case of CMV Colitis Seen in DRESS, Anam Malik MD, Reema M. Vaze MD, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Eric Nellis MD, and Hiral N. Shah MD (Poster)

Does Sexual Functioning Decline in Female Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy and Surgery as Demonstrated by the Female Sexual Function Index-Breast Cancer Questionnaire?, Monica Manchester DNP, RN, OCN (Poster)

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MAKING SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD LGBTQI Documentation for End of Life, Kenneth J. Mangano BHAS, MCM (Poster)

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Evaluating longitudinal empathy changes from a supplemental mindfulness curriculum in four-year medical education program, Steven Manobianco; Hema Arikala; Jessica Watson MD; Rahul Mhaskar PhD, MPH; and Joann Quinn PhD (Poster)

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Bedside Shift Report, Stephanie Martinez BSN, RN and Rebecca L. Schippang RN (Poster)

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IMPACTING PATIENT SLEEP QUALITY, Clarissa Masdar BSN, RN and Sara Piper RN (Poster)

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Improving Comfort and Development with Maternal Voice, Ashley Mauger BSN, RN; Ashley L. Sapen BSN, RN; Brandy F. Thompson BSN, RN; and Logan Wieziolowski BSN, RN (Poster)

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Creative Approach to Managing Hypertension in Primary Care, Nancy T. Maulick MHS, PA-C and Keri L. Schittler LPN (Poster)

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Effect of Positive Quotations on After Visit Summary (AVS), Nancy T. Maulick MHS, PA-C and Keri L. Schittler LPN (Poster)

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Police Use of Naloxone after Statewide Legislation Enabling First-Responder Administration, John F. Mccarthy DO, Kathryn A. Henry DO, Lauren Crowley BA, David M. Sassa AAS, Kira D. Weaver DO, Robert D. Cannon DO, Tara K. Henry-Morrow EMT-P, Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH, and Jeanne L. Jacoby MD (Poster)

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Improving Delegation & Communication Between RNs and TPs, Alyssa Mcdougall BSN, RN; Melissa A. Petragnani ADN, RN; and Stephanie E. Smilgis BSN, RN (Poster)

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Sudden Cardiac Death Associated with Malignant Mitral Valve Prolapse, Damon Mcenroe MD, Fnu Vikram MD, Kailyn Mann DO, Lohit Garg MD, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari, and Nael Hawwa MD (Poster)

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Stop & Check: Reducing Specimen Labeling Errors, Megan A. McGonagle ADN, RN and Faith Sisson ADN, RN (Poster)

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Feasibility of Incorporating Components of a ‘Sex and Gender’ in EM Toolkit into Residency Education, Alyson J. McGregor MD, MA; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Rebecca Barron MD, MPH; Lauren A. Walter MD; Jeannette Wolfe MD; Ashley L. Deutsch MD; Steven A. Johnson MD; Derek A. Robinett MD; and Gillian A. Beauchamp MD (Poster)

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Serving Our Community with Pride, Amanda Mchale and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Developing a Pediatric Functional Screen, Kerri E. Mcintyre BSN, RN (Poster)

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Treating Postpartum Refractory Long QT Syndrome With Cervical Ganglion Sympathectomy, Nikhil A. Mehta MBBS, Mario Caruso DO, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Lohit Garg MD, Jeffrey Gordon MD, and Talha Nazir MD (Poster)

The modified Fisher Scale lacks inter-rater reliability, Christopher Melinosky MD and A Morris (Poster)

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A “Sweet” Look into a Rare Disease: Presentation and Management of Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, Christian L. Menezes DO, Joseph Moran DO, Kaitlyn Musco MD, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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Paradigm Shift: Assessing SLP Care Standards for Patients with HNC, Claire Mentry M.S., CCC-SLP and Teresa M. Rex MA, CCC-SLP (Poster)

Adaptive Support Ventilation Reduces Ventilator Duration in a Neuro-Trauma Unit, Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; Adam Edwards MD; and Verde Peete MD (Poster)

Adaptive Support Ventilation Reduces Ventilator Duration in a Thoracic-Open Heart Unit, Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; Jessica R. Gibiser MSN, RN; Timothy S. Misselbeck MD; Kenton Clay RRT; and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

Development of a High-Flow Oxygen Protocol Optimizes Clinical Utilization, Kenneth Miller MEd, RRT-NPS; Anne Rabert MHSA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC; and Vanessa Ribaudo Kaufman MD (Poster)

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Cryptococcal Meningitis in an HIV-negative Patient With Underlying Zinc Deficiency Following Partial Gastric Resection, Joseph Moran DO, Jaimin Patel DO, and Shannon Kearney DO (Poster)

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Massive Hemoptysis in the Setting of Acute Mitral Regurgitation, Joseph Moran DO; George Prousi MD; Ross Biggs DO; and Nirupama Kakumanu MD, FCCP (Poster)

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Investigation of Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Burnout Among Physicians at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Spencer Moros and Joseph E. Patruno MD (Poster)

Rock-A-Bye Baby, This Baby Won't Fall, Hannah K. Moyer BA, BSN, RN and Megan Sorensen BSN, RN (Poster)

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Best Practices for Parent Engagement in Youth Programs, Samantha Mullin and Margaret A. Hadinger Ed.D. (Poster)

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Impact of sarcopenia on outcomes of locally advanced esophageal cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by surgery, Gilbert Z. Murimwa, P S. Venkat, W Jin, S Leuthold, K Latifi, K Almhanna, J M. Pimiento, J P. Fontaine, Sarah E. Hoffe, and J M. Frakes (Poster)

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A Retrospective Review of Stage III Unresectable and Stage IV Extracranial Cancers Treated with Concurrent and Sequential PD-1 Inhibitors and Ablative Radiation Therapy at LVHN, Suresh G. Nair MD; Samuel Adediran MD; Jamal Nadeem MD; Alyson McIntosh MD; Hope Kincaid MPH, CPH; Jennifer Macfarlan MS; Bansi Savla MS4; and Jason Naziri MD (Poster)

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Hallway Bed Status is Associated with Lower Patient Satisfaction, Max Needham BA; Kathryn B. Bartlett DO; Akshay Gupta DO; John J. Scholz DO; Jennifer Sadowski DO; Bryan G. Kane MD; Jeanne L. Jacoby MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; and David M. Richardson MD (Poster)

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CONFUSION ASSESSMENT METHOD for the ICU (CAM-ICU), Michael J. Neidlinger RN and Christopher G. Paroby RN (Poster)

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Nursing Re-Education on Pain Management in Post-Operative Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients, Duyen Nguyen BSN, RN and Michael Valenti RN (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; Michael R. Jong MD, MSc; Suzanne S. Puentes BSN, CCRN, RN; Diane Begany MD; Matthew D. Cook DO; Louis Morolla DO; Zachary Matuzsan DO; Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH; and Bryan G. Kane MD (Poster)

Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial of Ramelteon for Depressive Symptoms in Patients with Seasonal Affective Disorder, Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM; Karen Burke RN; Carol A. Foltz PhD; Ken Zemanek MD; and Michael Kaufmann MD (Poster)

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Lichen Planus Pemphigoides in a Patient After Combination Ipilimumab and Nivolumab Therapy, Steven Oberlender MD, PhD and Marc T. Mitton DO (Poster)

Bypassing Critical Care for a Medical-Surgical Unit after Renal Transplant – Is it Safe? Do you know what to do?, Olumide Ogundimu BSN, RN (Poster)

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30-day Surgical Site Infection and Reintervention Rates In Lower Extremity Bypass Patients at LVHN, Edward Oh MS and Mila H. Ju MD (Poster)

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To Pee or Not to Pee, Tolulope Oladugbewo BSN, RN and Yeraliz Pares BSN, RN (Poster)

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PREVENTION OF FALLS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, Jade Oldt BSN, RN; Rachel E. Stone BSN, RN; Gabrialla Peruzzi BSN, RN; and Jessica A. Faustner BSN, RN (Poster)

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Quality Assessment of the Documented Neurological Exam of Patients in Rural Hospital Settings, Abigail O’Reggio MD and Nicole Purcell DO (Poster)

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Development of an E-learning Module on Evaluation Best Practices, Dinky Patel and Cheryl Arndt PhD (Poster)

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Developing a Primary Care Practice Dashboard for Tracking Clinical Process Metrics, Millan Patel, Johnny J. Stoeckle MD, and Kyle Shaak BS (Poster)

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Implementing Mobile Technology to Enhance Communication Between Health Care Providers and Patient’s Families, Daniel Patzek RN, BSN and Diane Kocsis MSN, RN (Poster)

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Decreasing Length of Stay for the Kidney Transplant Patient Without Sacrificing Quality or Safety, Jennifer E. Paz (Poster)

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A Path to Excellence: Key Components of an Evolving Best Practice Clinical Informatics Team, Debra Peter MSN, RN-BC (Poster)

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Endocarditis of the Cardiac Valves in the Era of Opioid Crisis, Sophie Pickering, Alexandra Reph, Caitlin Hoeing, Samrah Ansari, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Does Fractional BlistergraftingImprove 2ndDegree Burn Wound Healing and Scar Outcome without a Significant Donor Site?, Cassandra Pinataro and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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Travel Can Be a Real “Pain in the Neck”: A Rare Presentation of European Lyme Neuroborreliosis, Emily Pollack MD, Elizabeth A. Guju BS, and Kris Rooney MD (Poster)

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MEWS or Lose Labor and Delivery Cedar Crest, Morgan Pollock BSN, RN, CCE; Diana Gutierrez RN; and Jeanine A. Marinelli RN (Poster)

Implementing a Hyperbilirubinemia Pathway for the Inpatient Pediatrics Unit at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Daphne Porat MS4 (Poster)

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College Field Preceptor Contracted Partnership, Kimberly Procaccino MBA, RD, LDN; Melissa Faura RD, LDN; Ann Flickinger MS, RD, LDN; and Susan Gargano RD, LDN (Poster)

Designated Turn Teams in the ICU, Richard A. Pugh BSN, RN; Tara C. Reade ADN, RN; and Nouhad S. Salim BSN, RN (Poster)

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The Anticipated Negative Impact on Emergency Medicine Faculty of the New ACGME Common Program Requirements (Poster)., Shawn M. Quinn DO; Bryan G. Kane MD; Terrence E. Goyke; Dawn M. Yenser C-TAGME; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; and Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD (Poster)

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Opinions of Academic EM Society Members on the New ACGME Common Program Requirements, Shawn M. Quinn DO; Bryan G. Kane MD; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Terrence E. Goyke; Steven Bird MD; Megan Schagrin MBA; and Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD (Poster)

Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) Influence on Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Readmissions, Anne S. Rabert MHSA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC and Anna L. Thomas MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL (Poster)

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Starting off on the Right Food: The Role of Lactation Support in Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation, Preethi Rajan, C Lenhart PhD, and Kimberly C. Brown MD (Poster)

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Empathy, Burnout, and Emotional Intelligence in USF Pharmacy Students, Pranav Reddy (Poster)

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A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Barriers To Mammography Completion, Hadar Re'em; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Kyle Shaak BS; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)

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Pediatric Coping Education in the LVHN ChER, Nicole Reichert RN, BSN and Sarah Moyer RN (Poster)

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Outcomes of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)/Pacing Lead Extraction Over 8 Years, Alexandra Reph, Sophie Pickering, Caitlin Hoeing, Samrah Ansari, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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“Time” To Turn, Samantha Rhinesmith BSN, RN and Rachael Bell BS, RN (Poster)

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UTILIZATION OF A FUNCTIONAL PAIN ASSESSMENT SCALE, Brittany J. Rice BSN, RN; Athena Barwick BSN, RN; Miranda E. Schaeffer BSN, RN; Kristin L. Torres BSN, RN; and Nicole A. Parry BSN, RN (Poster)

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SAPHO Syndrome, Diana A. Rivers DO, Megan A. Jones DO, and Joshua M. Levin MD (Poster)

Building Confidence in ED Nurses Caring for Patients Who Identify as Transgender, Fernando Rodriguez BSN, RN (Poster)

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Recommendation of Effective Practices for Improving LVHN HCAHPS Scores: A Focus on Care Transition at LVH-S, Liam Romond; Annamarie Deroberts MSHA, RN,; and Paul J. Kelly LSSBB (Poster)

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Integrating Community Health Workers into Primary Care Practice to Better Serve Older Adults, Yendira Rosario; Gloria Rivera; Luz Cruz; Brenda Frutos; and Cathy A. Coyne PhD, MPH (Poster)

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The Impact of Community Health Worker Home Visits on Geriatric Patients’ Nonmedical Needs in Primary Care, Marguerite Runyan, Brenda Frutos MPH, Nyann Biery MS, and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

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Cost Savings Achieved through Introduction of Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HOLEP), Jacob Rust MS4, James Johannes MD, Benjamin Croll MS4, Rohan Shah MS4, and Andrew Lai MD (Poster)

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Atresia of the Coronary Sinus Ostium With Anomalous Drainage Into Innominate Vein: Implications for CRT, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari MD, Lohit Garg MD, Nikhil A. Mehta MD, Hiwot Ayele MD, and Nghia Hoang MD (Poster)

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Convergent Ablation for the Treatment of Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation - A Single Center Experience, Syed Rafay Ali Sabzwari, Lohit Garg MD, Nikhil A. Mehta MD, James R. Kimber, Hiwot Ayele, James K. Wu MD, and Babak Bozorgnia MD (Poster)

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Status of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine A Five Year Follow Up Report, Basmah Safdar MD, MSc; Kimberly E. Ona Ayala BA; Syed Shayan Ali MD; Benjamin J. Seifer BSME; Michelle Hong BS, MS; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Esther K. Choo MD, MPH; and Alyson J. McGregor MD, MA (Poster)

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Impact of spinal needle type on postdural puncture headache among women undergoing Cesarean section surgery under spinal anesthesia: A meta-analysis, Shabaaz Sandhu, Sang Lee MD, Benjamin Djulbegovic MD, and Rahul Mhaskar MD (Poster)

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De-escalation Techniques TO REDUCE MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT VIOLENCE TOWARDS NURSING STAFF., Mariah P. Sands RN, Brianna J. Schlauch RN, and Brylee Spieles RN (Poster)

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Raising Adult Immunization Rates, Madalyn Schaefgen MD, Barbara Sikora LPN, and Donna Wendling (Poster)

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Educating Nurses In Regards To DVT Prophylaxis, Cayla Schaffer RN, BSN; Abigail N. High RN, BSN; and Anastasia Clare RN, BSN (Poster)

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Evaluation of Variability in a Surgical Spine Pathway, William Schertzing MS4 and Matthew McCambridge MD (Poster)

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Advance Health Care Directive Campaign, Linda M. Schwartz MDE, AHIP, CM (Poster)

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Analyzing Patient Risk Factors in Ambulatory Surgery Complications, Meg Scott, Matthew McCambridge MD, and Beatrice Oertner (Poster)

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Relapsing HCV Associated Glomerulonephritis Despite Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) to Direct-acting Antivirals (DAA), Joseph Scurozo DO, Wael Hanna MD, Grace Chong DO, and Frederick S. Fleszler MD (Poster)

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Exploring barriers to mammography completion through analysis of focus groups, Nicole Sfeir; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; and Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A. (Poster)