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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Patient Engagement on the Go: Utilizing Mobile Application Technology to Centralize Resources for Behavioral Health Patients, Paul A. Siegfried MS; Jason Boyko LPC, FACLP; Brenda Shaffer MSN, RN; and Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM (Poster)

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High Dose Biotin and its Effects on Thyroid Function Testing, Emily C. Skutnik DO, Rebecca A. Lopes A, Sandhya Venkataraman DO, Angela Magdaleno DO, and Leslie A. Colip MD (Poster)

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Reduction in Inappropriate C. difficile Testing through Just-in-Time Education upon Order Entry, Amy K. Slenker MD; Matthew M. Miller DO; and Joshua Rosentel BSn, RN (Poster)

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Longitudinal Coaching Within a Medical School Curriculum, Amy B. Smith PhD and Kira K. Zwygart MD (Poster)

Pragmatic Strategies to Create a Culture of Quality, Maureen T. Smith MSN, RN, CNRN (Poster)

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Practice-Based Education Program to Increase Vaccination Rate in Patients on Immunotherapeutic Agents, Andrea M. Soliman DO, Soorya N. Aggarwal DO, Kyle Kreitman DO, Kourtney Erickson DO, Abdul Aleem MD, and Marie S. O'Brien DO (Poster)

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Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth, and Amyloidosis – A Case Report, Andrea M. Soliman DO; Grace Guerrier MD; Carolyn Casey do; and Shereen M F Gheith MD, PhD (Poster)

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The Impact of the Clinical Ladder on Nurse Retention Rates at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Kathryn Sparango and Gerald Mcglinn M.A., ACC (Poster)

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Why Butts Matter: A Primary Care Approach to Lung Cancer Screening, Frank Sperrazza DO; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; 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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Working Together to Improve Outcomes: Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Agreement for Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes, Frank Sperrazza DO; Laura M. Mauro BS, PharmD, BCPS; Lauren Geerlof BCPS; Jennifer Cicconetti PharmD, BCPS, BCGP; and Michelle Omari-Okyere BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP (Poster)

Minimally Invasive Burn Reconstruction with Subcutaneous Scar Contracture Release, Sophia Starner and Sigrid A. Blome-Eberwein MD (Poster)

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

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Evaluation of the Implementation of Rapid Cerebral Spinal Fluid Diagnostic Test for Meningitis and Encephalitis at a Large Academic Institution, Max Stempel and Amy Slenker MD (Poster)

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Use of Thrombolytic Therapy for Complicated Pleural Effusions, Lauren E. Sterner; Kelly M. Wanamaker MD; Katherine M. Penetar DNP, CRNP; and Sanjay M. Mehta MD (Poster)

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Visual Aids & Their Effect on Pressure Injuries, Brian Stickle BSN, RN; Clara J. Saternos ADN, RN; Kellie J. Stevens BSN, RN; and Sarah Dutton ADN, RN (Poster)

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Glucose Gel Treatment for Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Juliette Stilley ASN, RN; Ericka E. Clayton BSN, RN; Iyanuoluwa Adegbite ASN, RN; and Tori Ackley BSN, RN (Poster)

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Are No-Show Rates Impacted When Automated Reminder Calls Feature a Clinician’s Voice?, Mary Stock Keister MD, Sheyla M. Torres LPN, and Sarah K. Wida (Poster)

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An innovative educational design “Do No Harm” – A Film Showing With Panel Discussion, Donna M. Stout BS, CHCP; Michelle Froehlich BS; Moraima Lopez-Alford BA; Margaret A. Hadinger EdD, MS; and Despina Tsarouhis BS (Poster)

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Can We Predict Low Quality Colonoscopy? Establishing Open Access Colonoscopy at a Fellow-run Gastroenterology Clinic, Matthew Sullivan DO, Abdul Aleem MD, Rajesh Essrani MD, Patrick Hickey DO, Robert Andrews MD, Anam Malik MD, Hiral N. Shah MD, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

Can We Predict Low Quality Colonoscopy? Establishing Open Access Colonoscopy at a Fellow-Run Gastroenterology Clinic, Matthew Sullivan DO, Abdul Aleem MD, Rajesh Essrani MD, Patrick Hickey DO, Eric Nellis MD, Robert andrews MD, Hiral N. Shah MD, and Shashin Shah MD (Poster)

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HOLEP vs Bipolar TURP as Same Day Surgery: Analysis of Length of Stay and Costs, Michael Su MS4, Sarah Azari MS4, Jacob Rust MD, Alexis R. Brown PA-C, Clifford Georges MD, and James Johannes MD (Poster)

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Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the NICU Using a Risk Assessment Scoring Tool, Dolores T. Suzansky MSN, RNC-NIC and Nicole M. Tierney BSN, RN (Poster)

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A Retrospective Study of Outcomes Associated with Treatment Modalities Utilized in the Management of Stage II and Stage III Bladder Cancer at LVHN from 2014-2018, Olivia Toner, Dennis M. Sopka MD, and Savitri P. Skandan MD (Poster)

Identifying Priority & Bright Spot Areas for Improving Diabetes Care, Michael Topmiller PhD; Autumn Kieber-Emmons MD, MPH; and Kyle Shaak MPH (Poster)

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Screening and Treating Hyperlipidemia in Patients on Tofacitinib, Tocilizumab, Sarilumab, and Baricitinib, William Torelli DO; Thomas A. Quinn DO; Kourtney Erickson DO; Andrea M. Soliman DO; Attiya Harit MS; and James Ross MD, FACP (Poster)

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Case Report: Too Thick to Test, William Torelli DO and Rebecca Sharim MD (Poster)

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Is the current practice of treating every baby whose mother has been diagnosed with chorioamnionitis with a rule out sepsis evaluation and antibiotics a valid practice?, Joel Toro and Ophira Silbert MD (Poster)

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An Atypical Presentatio n of Giant Cell Arteritis, Daniel Tseytlin DO, Reema M. Vaze MD, and Jeffrey Dubuque DO (Poster)

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A Refractory Case of Severely Uncontrolled Eosinophilic Asthma on Maximal Therapy, William Ueng MPH, Jaimin Patel DO, Nathan Brewster DO, Swetangini Patel P3, and Andres Zirlinger MD (Poster)

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The Miller-Fisher Variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Sagar Vadhar DO, Jaimin Patel DO, Kathryn Kass MD, and N Shah MD (Poster)

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Stiff-Limb Syndrome: A Variant of Stiff-Person Syndrome, Sagar Vadhar DO; Ethan S. Stern DO; Jaimin Patel DO; Keithan Sivakumar MD, MBA; and N Shah MD (Poster)

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Olfactory Hallucinations as a Unique Presentation of Anti-Depressant Discontinuation Syndrome, Shweta Varade MD, Casey Judge DO, Megan Leary MD, and Preet Varade MD (Poster)

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DRESS (drug rash, eosinophilia, and systemic symptoms) Syndrome and Leflunomide: A Case Report, Reema M. Vaze MD and Anam Malik MD (Poster)

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Intestinal Tuberculosis in an Immunocompetent Patient, Reema M. Vaze MD, Anam Malik MD, Ricky Buckshaw DO, Michal Kloska MD, Abdul Aleem MD, and Frederic Stelzer MD (Poster)

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Stress Can Make Patients Crabby, Reema M. Vaze MD, Gregory R. Varghese DO, and Mohammad Saqib MD (Poster)

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Management of Pregestational Diabetes Insipidus in Pregnancy, Sandhya Venkataraman DO; Sharmila C. Koshy MD; and Marc A. Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Determinants of Treatment For Obesity, Elton Veseli; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; and Kyle Shaak MPH (Poster)

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Radiation Induced Symptomatic Critical Left Main Lesion and Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis In An Inoperable Candidate: Role of Percutaneous Intervention, Fnu Vikram MD, Ghulam Akbar MD, Mohammed Ameen MD, Roshni N. Patel, Lohit Garg MD, Deborah W. Sundlof DO, and Nainesh C. Patel MD (Poster)

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Implementing and Sustaining the Chest Pain Pathway for Patients Presenting with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department, Dhrumil Vyas (Poster)

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Making a Good Impression: Best Practices for the Residency Residency, Katrina Wachter MS4 and Katherine B. Martin MD (Poster)

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Establishing a Preconception Counseling Program for Women with Diabetes in Primary Care Resident Clinics, Carly Waldman MS4; Melissa M. Dion MD; Sandhya Venkataraman DO; Angela Magdaleno DO; Meredith Rochon MD; Gretchen A. Perilli MD; and Marc A. Vengrove DO, FACP (Poster)

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Preparing for the Future of Medicine: Building for our Community, Olivia Waldron, Taylor Wejkszner, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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The impact of a multidisciplinary clinic on pregnancy management, care, and perinatal outcomes in women with cardiovascular disease, Lauren Walheim BS; Joanne Quiñones MD, MSCE; Amy M. Ahnert MD; and Kailyn Mann DO (Poster)

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Medication Use Evaluation of Vaccines in Patients With Asplenia, Clarence Kyle Walker PharmD and Jarrod W. Kile RPhD (Poster)

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Comparison of Institutional Experience with the Tracking, Sean J. Wallace MD; Andrew Steele MD; Nathan Miller MD; Yee-Cheng Low MD; and Robert X. Murphy JR, MD, MS (Poster)

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Delineating Rehabilitation Barriers for Patients with COPD, Brooke Wehr; Robert Kruklitis MD; Lorraine Valeriano BSN, RN, CNRN; and Mindy Brosious BSN, RN (Poster)

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Annual Wellness Visits and Dementia, Joanna Weyrich, Nyann Biery MS, and Lynn M. Wilson DO (Poster)

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Frontotemporal Dementia in a Hispanic Female, Lynn M. Wilson DO and Nyann Biery MS (Poster)

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Can You Escape? The Design and Implementation of an Escape Room as an Innovative Teaching Strategy, Nicole Wiswesser MSN, RN, CMSRN (Poster)

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Clinical Depression Pathway Implementation: Outcomes From Pilot Practices, Michael Wright BS; Janelle M. Sharma DNP, MBA; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Assessing the Value of Preoperative MRI in Guiding Diagnostic and Surgical Management of Breast Cancer Patients, Christine Xue MD, Jennifer Macfarlan MPH, and Priya Sareen MD (Poster)

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Evaluating the Role of Preoperative Breast MRI in Improving Diagnostic, Christine Xue MD, Jennifer Macfarlan MPH, and Priya Sareen MD (Poster)

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Tracking the Implementation of a New Telepsychiatry Inpatient Consultation-Liaison Service at a Separate Campus of a Large Tertiary Care Health Network, Michael S. Yoon BS; Katherine B. Martin MD; Rory L. Marraccini MD; and Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM (Poster)

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Tracking the Implementation of a New Telepsychiatry Inpatient Consultation-Liaison Service at a Separate Campus of a Large Tertiary Care Health Network, Michael S. Yoon BS; Katherine B. Martin MD; Rory L. Marraccini MD; and Edward R. Norris MD, FAPA, FAPM (Poster)

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Be In The Know With I & O, Amanda P. Youse RN; Jessica Nguyen RN; and Jessica L. Zobel BSN, RN (Poster)

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Improving Neurologist Referrals for IV Solu-Medrol Infusions for Acute Multiple Sclerosis Relapses at an Outpatient Infusion Center through Educational Intervention, Johanna Yun, Lorraine Spikol, Courtney L. Kirch, and Kimberly P. Francis (Poster)

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Utilizing EHR use data to quantitatively evaluate tailored EHR training, Angie Zhang; Judith Brooks CRNP; Michael A. Rossi MD, MBA; and Jennifer Stephens DO (Poster)

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Curriculum Development in LVHN with School District Partnerships, Emily Zobian and Brian Leader MS, MBA (Poster)

2018

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Evaluating Existing Efforts to Implement Quality Indicators in Behavioral Health Settings, Anam Ahmed (Poster)

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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)

Neurological Compromise Associated with Pregnancy: Cautionary Tales from the Bedside, Rachael M. Artinyan BSN, RN and Bonnie Wasilowsky BSPA-HCA, RN, CNRN (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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A Multi-Methodological Examination of Perceptions Surrounding Advance Care Planning (ACP), Aleksandra Bacewicz and Nicole Defenbaugh PhD (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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Lack of Gender Differences in Prevalence of Homelessness in the LVHN Emergency Department Population, Timothy Batchelor (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)

Inherent Gender Bias in Medicine: Outcomes of Providing Implicit Bias Education to Third Year Medical Students, Elizabeth Beaty MS4 (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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Group Follow-up Outpatient Neurology Visits for Dementia Pilot Study, Jane Bigelow and Lorraine Spikol MD (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)