The Research Scholar Program provides structured educational research opportunities for undergraduate students. Within each session, students apply for positions offered by health network departments. Each position involves a combination of research, as well as professional and clinical observations. The program offers educational experience for students and additionally provides valuable assistance to health network departments.

Go to Lehigh Valley Health Network's website for more information about the Research Scholar program.

2016

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Improving the Quality of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Through Effective Preliminary Training, Megan Hoffman and Andrew Katz (Poster)

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The Use of SimCapture Videotaping to Improve Performance of Residents in Surgery in, Maryann Ho, Nathan Feiertag, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, Martin Martino MD, Andrew Katz MA, and Michael Fink (Poster)

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Applications of Bluetooth Radio Technology and Indoor Positioning in the Hospital, Christian Howell and Andrew Katz (Poster)

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Rethinking Open Repairs of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: New Stent Can Improve Patient Care and Cost Efficiency, Steven J. Imburgio and James L. Guzzo MD (Poster)

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Do Better: Using NSQIP-Pediatrics to target quality improvement initiatives for appendicitis, Taylor Iobst, Catherine Zimel, Heather Geist, Keith A. Thatch MD, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Improving Process Flows In Credentialing Services, Matthew Jesiolowski (Poster)

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Piloting a Social Needs Screener in a Pediatric Clinic, Madeleine Kapushy, Kimberly C. Brown MD, Samantha A. Goodrich, and Preethi Rajan (Poster)

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Availability of Accessibility Resources in LVPG Practices, Jaime Kraky; Sweety Jain MD; and Judith Sabino MPH, CDP (Poster)

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Burnout, Balint Group, and New Beginnings: Unearthing the Next Step to Optimizing Triple Aim, Bethann Kulp and Jeffrey L. Sternlieb PhD (Poster)

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Evaluation of Patient Transport and Patient Flow, Emily Lenhart, Ryan M. Hay, and Daryl R. George (Poster)

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Hepatic Mesenchymal Harmartoma: an Unusual Presentation in an Adult, Alexandria Lerner, Michael Scarlato, and Rohit Sharma MD (Poster)

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Emergency Healthcare Provider Wait Time before Patient Discharge after Opioid Administration: A Gender Analysis, Angeline Lonardi; Kenneth D. Katz MD; and Anita Kurt PhD, RN (Poster)

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The Utilization of a Mechanical Ventilation Weaning Protocol in the NICU To Reduce Ventilator Duration, Anthony Lynch; Kenneth Miller MEd, MSRT, RRT-ACCS, NPS, AE-C, FAARC; and Chris Fenstermaker MSHSA, RRT-NPS (Poster)

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Voice of the Patient: Capturing the Needs and Concerns of Patients Regarding MyLVHN Patient Portal, Merly Mathews and Judith Colombo MS (Poster)

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Outcomes of Convergent Ablation Procedure using a Cryo-balloon Catheter for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation(Poster), Rosalie Mattiola, Avery Cox, Bryan Auvil, Jennifer E. Macfarlan MPH, Gregory Altemose MD, Babak Bozorgnia MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Network Closet Documentation and Interconnected Automation, Thomas A. Miele and Paul W. Deiter (Poster)

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Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Practices, Shannon Moran; Lauren Dennelly MSW, LCSW; Gail Stern MSN; and Nyann Biery MS (Poster)

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The Value of Library Services, Jessica Mulligan and Kristine A. Petre MLS, CM, AHIP (Poster)

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A Pilot Study Investigating the Effects of Music Therapy on Sedation and Analgesic Requirements in Mechanically Vented Patients, Abby Pasquale and John J. Hong MD (Poster)

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Incidental Findings on CT Scans in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Patients, Sydney Pickering, Alexandra Maryashina, Erik Sylvin MD, Raymond L. Singer MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Symptom Burden Prevalence Among Cancer Patients: Survey Creation and Validation, Ashley Saake, Daniel Ray MD, and Michael Chyu MD (Poster)

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Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Patients Undergoing Right Internal Jugular Vein cannulation for Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Taryn Samet MD, Nicole Stansbury, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Preliminary Data Entry: Bettering Weight Loss Surgery, Rebekah Samuels (Poster)

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Drug-Related Deaths: A Slow-Motion Mass Disaster in Pennsylvania, Gabriella Smith; Samuel Land MD; Barbara K. Bollinger MD; Rameen Starling-Roney M.D.; and Michael W. Johnson MD., PhD (Poster)

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Comparison of In-Line versus Conventional Independent Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patients, Nicole Stansbury, Taryn Samet MD, Tim S. Misselbeck MD, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Emergency Department Admissions Throughput A Systems Issue, Aaron Walker and Richard S. MacKenzie MD (Poster)

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Prevalence of Ticks Infected with Human Pathogens in the Lehigh Valley: Collection and Assessment of Tick Abundance, Thomas Yanushefski (Poster)

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Improving Inpatient Patient Satisfaction Through Innovation and Technology, Keziah Zacharia (Poster)

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Stop the Radiation! Decreasing CT Scan Utilization in Pediatric Trauma Patients, Catherine Zimel, Taylor Iobst, Carly Crowder, Heather Geist, Keith A. Thatch MD, and Marybeth Browne MD (Poster)

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Bariatric Pathway Development and Implementation, Tucker Zulli (Poster)

2015

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The Feasibility of the Use of Video Capture, Feedback Process in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Sean Adams, Martin A. Martino MD, Joseph E. Patruno MD, and Timothy M. Pellini MD (Poster)

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Education of Residents in the Operating Room, Megan Arnold and Lauren Alden (Poster)

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Outcomes of Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Periods of Time without Anticoagulation at LVHN in the Past 3 Years, Bryan Auvil; Rosalie Mattiola; Rita Pechulis MD, FCCP; James Wu MD; and Biren Juthani DO (Poster)

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Improvement of Quality Metrics in Patients with Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD), Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Anastasia Barros, Cristen French, Carly Muller, and Olivia Webb (Poster)

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Implementing a Screening Tool For Homelessness at LVHN, Emily L. Bennett BS (Poster)

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Female Participation in Clinical Trials Based on Race and Children, Kylie Besz (Poster)

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The Importance of Implementing Oral Health Care Education in the Lehigh Valley, Kayla Birde and Christina Peters (Poster)

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The Educational Value of the Use of a Simcapture-Feedback Process in the Training of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Grace Bova (Poster)

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Review of In-Hospital and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests at a Tertiary Community Hospital for Potential ECPR Rescue, Amanda Broderick, Jordan Williams, Alexandra Maryashina, Biren Juthani DO, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Antibiotic Delivery Systems for Oral Infections, Caitlin Bryan (Poster)

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Comparing and Contrasting Depression Screening Instruments for Use Among Adolescents in Primary Care, Mary Clinton (Poster)

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Connection Between Education and Relationship with Doctor in Female Clinical Research Participation: A Multi-Center Study Investigating the Factors that Influence Female Participation in Clinical Research, Lauren Crawford and Anita Kurt PhD, RN (Poster)

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Geriatric Hip Fracture Assessment, Caidy Deabler (Poster)

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Development of an Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Onboarding and Credentialing Process for the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Services, Madison Fuss (Poster)

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Implementing a Screening Tool for Homelessness at LVHN: A Pilot Project - a Subset Analysis on Gender Differences, Shaye M. Glovas (Poster)

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Review of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cases Treated at Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2013-14, Elliott Goldberg and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Hospital-Wide Impact of Mandatory Infectious Disease Consultation on Staphylococcus Aureus Septicemia, Amanda Guth (Poster)

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The Clinical Utilization of Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilators, Troy Halteman (Poster)

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Resident Confidence and Retained Medical Knowledge in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Affected By Simulated Mock Code Blue Session, Miranda Haslam, Rachel Lipner Do, Katie Mastoris DO, Matthew Miles DO, Sarah Park DO, Ryan Rogers DO, and Stacey Smith (Poster)

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Establishing a Protocol for the Long-term Sampling and Analysis of Tick-borne Pathogens in the Lehigh Valley, Rachel Heist (Poster)

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Highlighting the Patient Perspective: Assessing the Impact on Staff of Videos that Convey the LVHN Patient Experience, Alexa Janda and Rebecca Matta (Poster)

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A Multicenter Study Investigating the Factors that Influence Female Participation in Clinical Research: A Focus on the Mindsets of Pregnant and Fertile Women, Meredith Kalberer (Poster)

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Trauma: An Interim Analysis of Trial Efficacy in a Pilot Study Investigating the Effects of Music Therapy in Ventilated ICU Patients, Katherine Kapelsohn, Meredith Johnson, and John Hong MD (Poster)

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Past Trends and Future Forecasts in a Volatile Healthcare Market, Amy Lebrecht (Poster)

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The Prevalence of Homeless Patients in the Emergency Department, Rachel F. Ledyard BS and Mikdat Ulas BS (Poster)

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Behavioral Science and Medical Education: The Role of Reflective Exercises in Developing Medical Professionalism, Rachel Level (Poster)

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Incidence of Rejection in Renal Transplant Surgery in the LVHN Population Leading to Graft Failure: 6 Year Review, Jessica Ludolph, Lynsey S. Biondi MD, and Michael J. Moritz MD (Poster)

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Drug Abuse Paradox Seen in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Data, Alexandra Maryashina, Amanda Broderick, Jordan Williams, and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Outcomes of Convergent Ablation Procedure using a Cryo-balloon Catheter for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, Rosalie Mattiola, Bryan Auvil, James K. Wu MD, and Gregory Altemose MD (Poster)

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Distrust of the Healthcare System in Ethnic Minority Populations and its Effect on Clinical Research Participation, Nikita Mishra (Poster)

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Developing a Workflow for the Integration of Patient Education Materials into EPIC, Muhammad-Sharif Moustafa (Poster)

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Inter Rater Reliability of Using Video Capture Technology and OPRS as a New Assessment for Surgical Competency in Ob/Gyn Residencies, Eva Notis (Poster)

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The Eucational Value of the Use of a Simcapture-Feedback Process in the Training of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents, Joseph E. Patruno MD, Timothy M. Pellini MD, Martin A. Martino MD, and Grace Bova (Poster)

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Health Profession Education to Provide Quality Care for Patients with Differing Abilities, Yasaira Rodriguez and Douglas Wells (Poster)

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A Retrospective Study Comparing 8mm and 10mm Fully Covered Self Expanding Metal Stents in Biliary Obstructions, Catherine Ronan (Poster)

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The Doctor Will See You in a Minute: A Study of the Rising Relevancy of Retail Clinics and its Implications on Traditional Health Systems, Stephen Rossi (Poster)

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The Impact of Web Based Education on Attitudes and Outcomes in Patients Taking Warfarin, Sarah Rupp and Kathryn Tadduni (Poster)

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A Preliminary Assessment of Empathy in USF Morsani College of Medicine First Year Students Using the Jefferson Scale of Empathy: CORE vs. SELECT, Raya Saba (Poster)

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Writing in Medicine, Emma Schanzenbach (Poster)

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ViSiGi 3D™ vs. Bougie Dilator for Sleeve Gastrectomy Calibration, Nicholas Schiavone, Richard Boorse MD, and Sandra Carwell RN (Poster)

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Potential Applications of Three-Dimensional Printing in the Hospital Network: An Exploratory Study, Bruce Schmidt, Emily Lobst, Philip Horlacher, Michael Pasquale MD, and Martin Martino MD (Poster)

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Tailoring a Social Needs Assessment Tool for an Urban Latino Population, Jasmine K. Singh (Poster)

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EMR Efficiency in Internal Medicine: How User Friendliness Affects Financial Outcomes, Christian Snyder (Poster)

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Initial Three-Year Review of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program Launch at a Tertiary Academic Community Hospital, Tara Stansbury and Raymond Singer MD (Poster)

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Optimizing Epic for Future Standardized Patient Education, Jordan Stewart (Poster)

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Cisco Edge Upgrade, Paul Tajiri (Poster)

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Robot-Assisted Surgeries: Developing a Database for Future Research on Better Practice, Mack Trexler, Sarah K. Wenrich PA-C, and Kyle M. Langston PA-C (Poster)

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Improving Safety of Insulin Administration, Melissa Tucker and Joyce Najarian MSN, RN, CDE (Poster)

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Improving Health Care through Community Collaboration: A Win-Win Partnership, Douglas Wells (Poster)

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A Review of Organ/Tissue Donation in Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients at an Academic Community Hospital, Jordan Williams, Amanda Broderick, Alexandra Maryashina, James Wu MD, and Biren Juthani DO (Poster)

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Standardized Procedure to conduct a Return on Investment Analysis on Programs within the Department of Education, Charles C. Worrilow Jr. (Poster)

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Physician Screening for Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department: A Literature Review, William M. Worrilow (Poster)

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Evaluating Effective Communication and Thorough Explanation in Promoting Participation in Clinical Research, Yin Yue (Poster)

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Rapid Hydrolysis of Benzodiazepines in Urine, Alicia Zook (Poster)

2014

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Evaluation of Flow-Station Implementation within a Primary Care Facility, McKenna Bast and Nyann Biery (Poster)

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Efficacy of IVIG for Treatment of De-Novo Donor Specific Antibodies in Renal Transplant Recipients, Lynsey S. Biondi MD, Michael J. Moritz MD, and Matthew DeFulvio (Poster)

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Eliminating Unnecessary Practice Variation in Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Lauren Boulay and Sally Trout (Poster)

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Author Rights and Scholarly Works: Navigating the Realm of Copyright for Medical Professionals, Keegan Boyle (Poster)

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Potential Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Use for Increased Survival of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests, Amanda Broderick, James K. Wu MD, and Heather Geist (Poster)

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The Impact of New Commercial Tests Evaluating Cell-free Fetal DNA in Maternal Circulation for Aneuploidy Detection in High-risk Patients, Camille Campion and Meredith Rochon MD (Poster)

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Review of the Melanoma Cases Treated at Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2013, Kelly Cann and Savitri Skandan MD (Poster)

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Population-Level Parenting Programs: A Survey of Parents in the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Rosalie Cawley (Poster)

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The Influence of Education and Religion on the Perceived Benefit of Two Resources for Enrollment in Clinical Trials, Jerry Chang and Anita Kurt PhD, RN (Poster)

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UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program: Measuring UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Outcomes, Justin Colletti (Poster)

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Helping Understand Sleep Heals-ICU Alarm Counts and Richard-Campbell Sleep Questionnaire, Gabriela DePaulo BSN, RN; Marion Daku; and Denise Davis-Maludy RN, CCRN (Poster)

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Improving Orthopedic Surgeries Healthgrades Rating by Reducing Complications, McCrossin Devon; Brian Leader; and Cathyann Feher RN,MSN (Poster)

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Evaluating Engagement in the Populytics Chronic Condition Management Health Coaching Program, Kristen Dziedzic and Deborah Cook-Altonji RN, MSN (Poster)

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Ensuring and Enhancing Respect for Patients with Disabilities: The Making of an Educational Video, Elizabeth Fasanello (Poster)

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Reoperative Cardiac Surgeries: The Inception of an Institutional Database, Brandon Follick and James K. Wu MD (Poster)

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Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), Katherine Fradeneck (Poster)