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
BAC & Drunkeness:


Olson, K. N., Smith, S. W., Kloss, J. S., Ho, J. D., & Apple, F. S. (2013).
The Article:
Relationship between blood alcohol concentration and observable symptoms of intoxication in patients presenting to an emergency department. Alcohol and alcoholism, 48(4), 386-389.

The Video:
Relationship Between Blood Alcohol Concentration and Observable Symptoms of Intoxication


Woo, S. H., Lee, W. J., Jeong, W. J., Kyong, Y. Y., & Choi, S. M. (2013). Blood alcohol concentration and self-reported alcohol ingestion in acute poisoned patients who visited an emergency department. Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine, 21(1), 24.


DeLaney, M. Is the Patient Sober? Clinical Sobriety versus Blood Alcohol Concentration. March 6th, 2014. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine [ALiEM].


Nagashima, G., Kamimura, M., Kato, A., Fukuda, Y., Noda, M., Morishima, H., ... & Umano, Y. (2014). A case of selfharm by alcohol intoxication resulted in unintended inhospital death. Clinical case reports, 2(2), 45-47.


Touquet, R., Csipke, E., Holloway, P., Brown, A., Patel, T., Seddon, A. J., ... & Crawford, M. J. (2008). Resuscitation room blood alcohol concentrations: one-year cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 25(11), 752-756.


Barry, A. E., & Dennis, M. E. (2014). Methodological and practical limitations to visually determining intoxication. Addiction, 109(5), 851-853.


Tõnisson, M., Tillmann, V., Kuudeberg, A., Lepik, D., & Väli, M. (2013). Acute alcohol intoxication characteristics in children. Alcohol and alcoholism, 48(4), 390-395.




                    Tom Trimble, RN
                    All opinions are solely those of the respective authors.
                    Readers must verify validity to their own practice.


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Current Issue Highlights



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Clinical Tips from AENJ

# 153 Empty the tavern; fill the ward

Every ED treats drunks. Some are incidental to a nice party. For others, as one chronic inebriate said: "I'm not an alcoholic. I'm a Drunk! It's a Lifestyle! If you're an alcoholic, you have to go to meetings." 

All inebriates need thorough standardized exam. Beware of hypoglycemia, hypothermia, co-intoxicants, concealed and confounding conditions, and deeper trauma. All should be nursed and supervised continuously in a high-visibility area; unless some are mutual combatants, they should be cohorted together for nursing ease. Aspiration and falls are continuing risks. 

"Regulars" should have Case Management available to them for consistency of care and coordination of public services. All should get "brief interventions" to encourage change towards sobriety. 

Youthful drinkers should be talked with, not only about this episode, but how it was mere luck that they avoided accidental injury, death, or "what's worse than death —survival in a state of dependency or vegetative existence; victimization by others bent on theft, sexual crimes, or worse predation. Attempts should be made as to identifying precipitating events or life problems driving this behavior. Emphasize the importance of remaining in control of self and able to make safe decisions that avoid victimization potential. 

Always maintain a positive outlook and encouragement for detoxification and rehabilitation. "The Drunk" above, and others, despite years of public drunkenness achieved life-changing sobriety. It was worth it! To see "regulars" whom everyone knew on a first-name basis resume productive and satisfying lives is truly a great reward.

Levine, Michael D., MD. Alcohol Toxicity Treatment & Management. Mar 25, 2015. Medscape.  

Scott R. Snyder, BS, NREMT-P, Sean M. Kivlehan, MD, MPH, NREMT-P, Kevin T. Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NREMT-P, WEMT. Acute Alcohol Poisoning. Mar 1, 2014.  EMSWORLD

Meehan, Timothy J. 5 Minute Emergency Consult. Alcohol Poisoning. (sample). No Date. Emergency Central at Unbound Medicine

Verelst, S., Moonen, P. J., Desruelles, D., & Gillet, J. B. (2012). Emergency department visits due to alcohol intoxication: characteristics of patients and impact on the emergency room. Alcohol and alcoholism, 47(4), 433-438. 


 All Tips: 2013  2014  2015  2016  

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April 21st & 22nd, 2016 

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American Association of

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September 14th - 17th, 2016

ACEP 16 Scientific Assembly
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October 19 th - 21st, 2016

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