Editor-in-Chief: K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN
Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
ISSN: 1931-4485
Online ISSN: 1931-4493
Frequency: 4 issues / year

Editors' Remarks

  Editor Karen Sue Hoyt


 Editor Jean A. Proehl

 Editor Karen Sue Hoyt


Editor Jean A. Proehl 

Editors' Remarks


Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners!


The newly formed American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) has adopted the AENJ as their official journal. Both AENJ and the AAENP seek to promote high quality, evidence-based care so this relationship is a natural fit. There are many opportunities for collaboration and mutual gain which will translate into improved resources for ENPs and improved care for patients.

Members will have free on-line access to AENJ as a benefit of membership and may also subscribe the print journal at a deeply discounted rate.  AAENP Founder, Elda Ramirez, is a long-time AENJ board member and AENJ Editor, K. Sue Hoyt, is now an AAENP board member so our collegial relationship is well established.

If you're an ENP who doesn't already belong to AAENP, you can see what you're missing at www.aaenp-natl.org.

Sue and Jean

Online Editor's Suggestions

A closer look . . .


Following upon the last entry's list of top-tier emergency blogs; these are largely from the top-tier emDocs, for a closer look of current useful content. Two are borrowed from http://pemplaybook.org/. An abstract from a forensic journal reminds us of additional injury possibilities.


Lex, Joe, MD. EM Mindset – Joe Lex – Thinking Like An Emergency Physician. July 11, 2016.  emDocs.

**This is a "Don't pass this up!" must-read.
Five decades of distilled experience and wisdom from one of the finest USA academic emergency medicine thinkers and teachers, who has just retired. Patient relations, medical decision making, avoiding errors and bias in thinking, work-load, and much more.


Troubleshooting G-tubes & J-tubes: Common scenarios / Tips & Tricks. emDocs.
**How to handle this common recurring problem.


Dr. Tim Horeczko. PEM Playbook – Multisystem Trauma in Children Part I: Airway, Chest Tubes, and Resuscitative Thoracotomy from PEM Playbook [02/01/2016]; reposted on emDocs. [07/15/2016].


Dr. Tim Horeczko. PEM Playbook – Multisystem Trauma in Children Part II: Massive Transfusion, Trauma Imaging, and Resuscitative Pearls. from PEM Playbook [03/01/2016]; reposted on emDocs. [[07/01/2016].


Bucher, Joshua, MD & Joseph, Joslyn, DO. Cervical Collars for C-Spine Trauma: The Facts. July 12, 2016. emDocs.


Kroll, M. W., Adamec, J., Wetli, C. V., & Williams, H. E. (2016). Fatal traumatic brain injury with electrical weapon falls. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. {abstract & paywall).



                   Tom Trimble, RN
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                        Users are responsible for the validity to their own practice.


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Clinical Tips from AENJ

# 166 The ties that bind …  

You need to apply a tubular gauze bandage, and the darned applicator is missing again! Choose a suitably sized syringe barrel. Cut off the distal end with a cast-cutter saw. Smooth the cut edges. Stage the bandage over the syringe barrel, and apply it to the digit in usual fashion. You're done, and you have a new applicator.  


Some have used a vaginal speculum, but this might cause raised eyebrows and need an explanation. A hollow-core toilet paper roll holder can be used for larger digits. A bayonet forceps can be used for little digits. Order the proper replacement, and endeavor not to lose it. Especially avoid leaving it in the bed linen that will be put in a laundry hamper or chute. Be mindful to not discard the tools in the trash bin,


Splitting each end of tubular gauze creates a four-tailed bandage, allowing for pressure and coverage of body points such as the tip of the nose, the shoulder, or back of the elbow, heels, etc. Bulky dressings can have excess snipped to shape; a maltese cross works well at the point of digits under a tubular or recurrent bandage.


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