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,

The Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) has a newly enhanced online presence! This creates new possibilities for connecting, networking, and discovering information about advanced practice emergency nursing.   In addition to Current Edition Highlights previously provided, we have added the following sections:

·       Online Editor's Suggestions

·       Most Popular

·       Guidelines and Scientific Statements

·       Upcoming Conferences

·       Quick Poll

You can even follow us on Twitter via a link on the page J.

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce Tom Trimble, our Online Editor.  Tom was an internet pioneer in emergency nursing having established "Emergency Nursing World !" [http://ENW.org] on July 4, 1996 and the very first emergency nursing discussion list (Em-Nsg-L: The Emergency Nursing List).  He is helping us establish and expand our cyber-presence and we are fortunate to have him on our team.

Now, we would like to hear from you. Do you have suggestions for things you would find useful online? Please let us know and send us any new resources or helpful links you would like added to this site.

Sue and Jean

Online Editor's Suggestions

 My Personal Potpourri 

To efficiently keep track of medical advances and current work in one’s specialty fields isn’t easy. Here are some resources of exceptional utility that I use most frequently. 

Amedeo is a free, but excellent, bibliographic tracking service that sends weekly emails with links to relevant abstracts from journal lists that you may customize. It is supported by an educational grant, so there is no cost. Reviewing Amedeo’s website is not to be missed. 

PubMedCentral is an NIH repository of content received from publishers, authors, or under public-access policy of NIH-funded projects; and will provide free email updates and links to free articles within it. Copyright may be retained, so check the notice on the record. Wikipedia explains that whereas, PubMed search results link to articles stored elsewhere that may or may not be free, PubMedCentral stores articles that are free access, although there may be an initial embargo period by the publisher. 

BioMedCentral is a commercial open publisher in biomedical fields that provides open access to peer-reviewed content. BMC will email free updates with links to the free articles. 

“eTOC”s from journal publishers, usually subscribable at the publisher’s or journal’s website, are electronic tables of contents that can be sent to you to inform you of publication, pre-publication, and links. 

If speed of information is important to you, you may notice that different notification services may vary by days or weeks from each other depending on their indexing process or your personal settings. This will probably be quickest.  

Free Emergency Medicine Talks, curated by Joe Lex, MD, is a vast collection of lectures, and presentations, that are available worldwide. You will be amazed and gratified. 

YouTube and Vimeo are sources of videos. Or, enter your topic or presenter into a search engine with the specification of filetype: mp3, ppt, flv, etc. and your returns will be in that format.

 

            Sincerely,

 

                        Tom Trimble, RN CEN 

                        All opinions are those of the author.

                        Readers assume responsibility for verifying accuracy
                        and validity of link content for their own practice.

 

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal is always looking for authors, articles, and suggestions for topics that inform the work of our specialty and excite the readers. If you have an article or concept to propose, or suggestions and opinions that would help us meet your needs, please use our "Feedback" form to contact the Editors. It's a direct line of communication, and the free registration of your email allows us to respond to your suggestions, and makes the entire website and all other LWW Journals more useable and functional for you.

 

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Clinical Tips from AENJ

  #62 A couple of points about takedown   

When it comes time for the “Chemical Takedown” or tranquilization of combative and agitated patients, preparation should include planning, personnel, safety, and monitoring afterwards. 

The pharmaceutical agents that you use may be incompatible in the same syringe. If so, the incompatible agent can be drawn into a separate syringe which is taped, rubber-banded, or held together for simultaneous injection. It will be felt as one injection (like divided doses to an infant). Limiting procedures improves safety. 

Use a larger size syringe so that the piston stroke will be shorter (can be done one-handed with the thumb). My preference is a safety-shielded 20 gauge needle long-enough to reach deep muscle (to avoid “hubbing” the needle with possible breakage). Inject slowly with Z-track technique to ensure deposit. Usually either the vastus lateralis or ventrogluteal sites will be safe and accessible and away from the action at the torso while the patient is under manual control of the team.

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Guidelines & Scientific Statements
Upcoming Conferences
ENA Annual Conference
October 7th - 11th, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Convention Center
 
 
Quick Poll

We never know when or where (outside of work) that we'll confront a moment of crisis and decision.
 

The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
The Classic "What If" Question: You are at a restaurant, and a fellow diner inescapably needs a cricothyrotomy. EMS isn't there, and isn't authorized to do one. Will you do a cricothyrotomy? NOW?
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