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

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20% of Patients Revisit ED Within 30 Days, UCSF Study FindsCaliforniaHealthLine.org 

Propofol versus thiopental sodium for the treatment of refractory status epilepticus (Review)
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Podcast 152 – High Flow Nasal Cannulae – Just Blowin’ Hot Air? - EMCrit 

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Trigger Point Injections for Headache Disorders: Expert Consensus Methodology and Narrative Review - Headache 

Acute Migraine Treatment in Adults [abstract] - Headache

IO Dugs As Quick As IV - Scancrit




                        Tom Trimble, RN CEN

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


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Current Issue Highlights



Official Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners



Clinical Tips from AENJ
# 110 Seasonal safety & self-help outreach 

Now is come the major turning of seasons: Summer in the Northern Hemisphere; Winter in the Southern Hemisphere. As people change their work and recreations, the emergencies encountered will change, too. This is a good time for your educational outreach and/or marketing. Many of the conditions that we will be presented are preventable or environmentally enhanced. 

Do you not have an educational outreach program or public safety awareness program? If not, why not? We, who have acquired special knowledge and skills that are essential and beneficial to those in need from illness or injury, owe an obligation to share that with others. Education may prevent or mitigate harm, increase self-reliance, decrease the societal burden of care, lessen our workload, convey our concern and compassion, and inspire others to join our cause or recruit to our occupations. Teaching is a mission. 

Consider topics such as:

  • Basic first aid and CPR, of course.
  • Seasonal accidents in travel, harvesting, or subsistence.
  • Sport & outdoor recreation injuries; weather stressors.
  • Natural disasters: flash flood, monsoon, wildfire, cold/heat.
  • Needs of the very young and very old.
  • Illnesses of gatherings: Norovirus, respiratory, alcohol, mass casualties.
  • “Never Events” such as drowning, fireworks injuries.  

If you are going to have an “open day” mass event, consider training youth groups, such as Scouts, to present and assist; “Train-the-trainer” here may reap long-term rewards

Click to download 2015's Collected Tips (#85->)
Click to download 2014's Collected Tips #34 -#84
Click to download 2013's Collected Tips (#1 - #33)


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Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal is seeking authors, articles, and topics. If you are interested in writing for publication, please check our current (2015)  "Topics of Interest" for your project. Please contact our Editors if you have an additional proposal or suggestion.