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

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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Inpatient Pediatrics Hyperbilirubinemia Pathway: Initial Pilot Data, Lora Bojilova (Poster)

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Critical Care Nurses’ Awareness and Ability to Assess Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation to Provide Culturally Competent Patient Care, Troy Boulden BSN, RN; Abigail L. Green BSN, RN; Joseph Lahovski BSN, RN; Alexandria D. Pisani; and Kasey Ro BSN, RN (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 Breathe...The Importance of the Incentive Spirometer (IS), Katlyn Bradley BSN, RN and Rachael Cloud BSN, RN (Poster)

Phenobarbital- An Alternative to Traditional Alcohol withdrawal Management, Chantal Branco BSN, RN, CCRN and Jessica Dalton BSN, RN-BC, CCRN-CMC (Poster)

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Diversionary Activities for Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department, Morgan Branden BSN, RN; Van T. Devitis BSN, RN; and Peter J. Cosgrove 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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Improving SCD Compliance, Natasha Bull BSN, RN; Lisa Grant ADN, RN; and Ashley Kriens ADN, RN (Poster)

Outcomes in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology – Doing Our Part to Reduce Postoperative Opioid Use, Thomas P. Cacciola MD, Joshua Cohen, and Martin A. Martino MD (Poster)

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Assessing the Efficacy of Utilizing the 6-Minute Walk Test as a Method to Standardize Ambulatory Pulse Oximetry Measurement, Jaycee Cahill RN; Alexandra K. Cawley BSN, RN; Victoria Giannone BSN, RN; Stephanie Gioia BSN, RN; and Robin E. Hartung BSN, RN (Poster)

Implementing a Screening Tool in the Emergency Room as a Way to Detect the Prevalence of Homelessness and Better Care for the Homeless Population, Cristina Calogero; Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP; Bruce Feldman DO; Kareem Elsayed; Osman Z. Abbasi DO; Joshua Enyart DO; Timothy J. Friel MD; Yasir Abunamous BA; and Stephen W. Dusza DrPH (Poster)

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Implementation of Dual Neurological Assessments at Bedside Shift Reporting, Kristen Campbell BSN, RN and Jeury Mejia Pena ADN, RN (Poster)

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Development and Implementation of a Social Needs Screener in Primary Care Practice, Beth Careyva M.D.; Cathy A. Coyne PhD, MPH; Roya Hamadani MPH; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Prediabetes Shared Decision-Making for Primary Care Patients, Beth Careyva M.D.; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Kyle Shaak BS; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; Jessecae K. Marsh PhD; Nicole Burgess BS; Susan E. Hansen MA; Brian Stello MD; and Yoonjie Chung MD (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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Assessing New Innovation Impact of the DoseEdge Intravenous Workflow System in a Community Hospital, Adam Castro RPh, BCPS (Poster)

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Bridging the Gap: Improving Transitions of Care, Victor Catania MD; Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Putting Your Foot Down: Improving Diabetic Foot Exam Rates, Victor Catania MD; Grant M. Greenberg M.D., M.H.S.A., M.A.; and Deborah Bren DO (Poster)

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Non-InvasiveETCO2 Monitoring: IsIt a SurrogateforthePaCO2?, Precious Noel Chishti BSN, RN; Jennifer Hoffstadt BSN, RN; and Christina Krut 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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Raising Healthy Families Takes a Village: Promoting Maternal and Newborn Wellness Through Group Visits, Maggie Chun-Allen DO and Neeraja Peri MD (Poster)

Consensus Process Using a Patient and Stakeholder Advisory Committee to Co-create a Prediabetes Decision Aid, Yoonjie Chung; Kyle Shaak MPH; Melanie B. Johnson MPA; Elaine Banerjee MD, MPH; and Beth Careyva M.D. (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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Clean Ears: Increasing Stethoscope Hygiene Compliance, Joseph Ciminelli ADN, RN; Liezl Raposas BSN, RN; Kaitlyn Riva BSN, RN; and Emily Stockmal 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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Increasing Discharge Rates of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbations from the Emergency Department, Patrick Collins and Richard S. MacKenzie MD (Poster)

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Improving Filing of CY47 Cases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Samantha Connell BSN, RN and Christy E. Knipe 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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Use of Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Device in the ICU, Halley Contreras BSN, RN; Abigail R. Metzger BSN, RN; and Jeremiah Mensah 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)

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An Evidence Based Look at Fall Risk Assessment and Management in Inpatient Pediatrics Using a Customized Collaborative Tool, Alyssa R. Czap ADN, RN; Kaitlyn J. Meuleners ADN, RN; Caitlin M. Stear BSN, RN; and Sara M. Orzel BSN, RN (Poster)

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

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Practice Facilitator Role in an Operational Project to Improve Access in a Large Multi-Specialty Physician Group, Jean D'Aversa BSN, RN; Yuriko A. De La Cruz MPH; and Kristie M. Knouse BS (Poster)

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Information Seeking Behavior of Providers in Surgical Specialties at a Community Academic Medical Center, Jordan Davies, Maria Karagias, Samuel Reynolds, R Chan, Matthew Molnar, Robert Postlethwaite, Monica Stewart, Nicholas Werbeckes, Rahul Mhaskar, and Bryan G. Kane MD (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)

Reducing Pressure Injuries Associated with Non-invasive Ventilation, Stacy L. Davis BSN, RN, CCRN and Munawer Kermalli MBA, BS/BA (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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Accelerating Practice Transformation: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Behavior Change, Yuriko A. De La Cruz MPH; Kristie M. Knouse BA; and Jean D'Aversa BSN, RN (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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Assessing Appropriateness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Headaches within the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Manveer Dilts-Garcha MA BSc (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)

Addressing the Healthcare Needs of the Lehigh Valley Homeless Population in the Emergency Department, Kareem S. Elsayed MS and Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP (Poster)

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SAPHO: A Challenging Diagnosis in a Young Woman With Recurrent Osteomyelitis, Kourtney Erickson DO, Grace Berlin DO, and Yehia Y. Mishriki MD (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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Pharmacist Interventions Involving Patient Outreach: Early Findings of Patient Outcomes in Older Adults, Matthew Fair BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP,; Michelle Omari-Okyere BS, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP; Elie Jabbour PharmD, MBA,; Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES; and Nyann Biery MS (Poster)

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Using Clinical Technology in EPIC to Impact Malnutrition Reimbursement, Melissa Faura RD, LDN; Catherine Carter RD, LDN; Melinda Polk MS, RD, CNSC, LDN; Suzanne Ickes RD, LDN; Kimberly Procaccino MBA, RD, LDN; and Ann Flickinger MS, RD, LDN (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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Technology at Your Fingertips: Allocation of Clinical Resources Across Multi-Site Network, Ann Flickinger MS, RD, LDN and Melissa Faura RD, LDN (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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Multifactorial Approach to Opioid Abuse Within the Emergency Department, Alec Freling MS4 and Robert D. Cannon DO (Poster)

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Nurse Mentorship Program, Sarah Freyman BSN, RN; Taylor A. Kauterman BSN, RN; Elizabeth M. Onica BSN, RN; Franchesca Reyes RN; and Jeanine L. Subbenaik BSN, RN (Poster)

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Targeting the Complex Needs of Community-Dwelling Older Adults through Multidisciplinary Home Visit Teams in Primary Care, Brenda Frutos MPH, CHES; Nyann Biery MS; Akash Sheth MS; and Lynn M. Wilson DO (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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Evaluation of a Standardized Feedback Form and Process to Improve Communication and Effective Solution Implementation During Student-Faculty Clerkship Liaison Meetings, Christina Georgeades MS4 and Amy B. Smith PhD (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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The Incidental Discovery of Strongyloidiasis Colitis, Elizabeth Gold DO, Travis Magdaleno MD, and Cheryl A. Bloomfield MD (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)

The Journey to Decrease Length of Stay for Total Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Patients: From 3.13 to 1.82 Days, Susan Gross MHA, BSN, RN and Tracey Silfies MSN, RN, CMSRN (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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Physician Burnout, EMR Usage, and Factors Related Burnout, Naumaan Hafeez (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)

Reaching Consensus among EM Leadership: The Scholarly Activity, Adam Hemminger (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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Moving and Grooving, Christina Hess ADN, RN; Samantha Flynn BSN, RN; and Samantha Wessner ADN, RN (Poster)

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Building Consensus around the “Scholarly Project” Requirement for Emergency Medicine Residents Consensus Round 2, Qualitative Analysis, Alexandria Holmes MS4 (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)

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Increasing the Use of Pediatric Developmental Screening Assessments at the Neighborhood Health Center of Lehigh Valley, Camille Imbo MS4 (Poster)