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

Medically Curious About the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Commission

World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard Prohibited List 2016

IOC Needle Policy for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio 2016

IOC Policy Regarding Certain NOC Scientific and Medical Equipment for the games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio 2016

IOC Statement on Zika

Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine – An IOC Medical Commission Publication

GE Healthcare Centricity is Olympic EHR

US State Department Advice for Travelers to the Olympics

CDC Health Advice for Travelers to the Olympics

How Prepared Are Hospitals In Rio For The Olympics – Stock News USA

Rio Olympic Games Medical Services

Annemiek van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Some NBC employees opting out of going to Rio Olympics

EMS at the London 2012 Olympics

Beijing Prepares Emergency Medicine Supply for Olympics [2008]


I wasn't able to locate any open source information with useful data on responders, EMS, trauma preparations, etc. There may be an embargo for operational security. No televised coverage of the two cycling accidents; response did not seem to be immediate. Lesser injuries are probably taken care of, in part, by team physicians and trainers, then the polyclinic in the Olympic Village.   

 

        Sincerely,

                   Tom Trimble, RN
                        
                        All opinions are solely those of the author.
                        Users are responsible for the validity to their own practice.

 

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# 170 Pride, and Prisoner Relationships

Prior Tips on topic: # 20 SOCMOB; # 64 What’s the Tueller Rule? Why do I care?; # 147 The Ides of March; #165 Respect the trajectory.

Most people consider the “helping professions” as caring and compassionate. We also think so of ourselves. We work hard. We’re well-meaning. We’re good. The public perception helps us. The latter usually helps, but can set us up to be victimized. Our manners also get in the way.

When confronting an “alleged” criminal or evil-doer, curiosity and repulsion vacillate, but for self-assigned reasons, we try hard to not let it show. “What if he’s really “Jean Valjean”? “I want him to trust me and not be upset.” We innocently try to seem friendly. As he responds, we let our guard down. Don’t let “Pride goeth before (your) fall.”

We do not know the true motivation for the visit. Real injury or illness, or feigned? Respite from prison? Easier location from which to escape? Score medicines? Gain weapons materiel? Confederates coming to “break him out?” Opportunity for rape or assault? Seeks convalescing restrictions to beat a work detail or avoid an adversary? Does your friendliness give rise to an obsession?

You probably remember to remove pens, tools, and tie back hair. Do you remember to remove your nametag (or at least turn it over)? Noncommittal introduction: “I’m the person taking care of you.” Review all records; the patient may not be forthcoming or truthful. Check drug screens despite denials; specimens must be witnessed, and evidentiary “chain of custody” practiced.

The State acts in loco parentis; tell very little to the “child”. No dates of future visits, no self-care supplies to the patient, no personal favors like “calling his family.” Leave nothing within reach or not mentioned to the guards. Don’t insist, “remove those shackles”, to ease your principles; only minimal modification of restraint as needed for treatment and permitted by guards.

Nearby sharps are not the only possible weapons; are there electric cords? T-shirts or gowns? You can be strangled with either. Heavy objects? Furniture? Even his chains. Stay between the door and the patient; back out of the room. The patient’s name, if used, is confidential and should not be shown, disclosed, or inquiries answered; he’s the man who isn’t there.
 
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